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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Still got time for some activities


Activities to entertain a family can be expensive, but spending quality time together does not have to cost anyone anything, except for their time. In fact, activities for a family don't have to cost a penny, and they can be enjoyed all year long when you use a little bit of imagination and a few supplies found right around the house. Here's something that perhaps you can try anytime of year.

Spring

Everyone is craving to get outside after a long winter, and some of the best free activities can be enjoyed in the great outdoors, and they include:

bicycling, hiking on trails, rock collecting, building a club house from scrap wood found on walks through the woods, sight seeing at local points of interest, wildlife tours through wooded areas, quality time in the kitchen, and an indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt using items from around the house.

Summer

This is the time of year that picnics and barbecuing are at an all time high, so why not let the kids join in on the preparations? Summer activities are endless and some of the best ones are:

Pitching a tent in your backyard, complete with spooky or even funny stories, melt some marshmallows or hotdogs over the bbq, play flashlight tag, swim in a local creek or (unsuspected but friendly neighbors pool), local pond or river, hide n seek, make a raft from scrap wood found on walks in a wooded area, picnics by a stream, bird watching, wildlife watching, and activities with younger kids can be enjoyed by using your sidewalk to draw four square or hopscotch games with chalk.

8 comments:

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Senior Debutante said...

"Education for Life" just caught my attention. This is a good post and the picture on the beach is nostalgic over those times when my 2 daughters were young.

Pete aldin said...

I also love a simple game with young kids, stolen from Winnie the Pooh. Called Pooh Sticks. Find a bridge over a stream. Take a bunch of sticks. You drop one each on one side of bridge and whichever comes out first is the winner. Amazingly entertaining for little kids and not much effort for the parents. :)

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