Saving money is hard, especially if you have a bunch of kids that require a lot of attention and fun activities. It can all get very expensive and very quickly if you take your kids to an amusement park every weekend or go out for a dinner too. The same goes if you just want to be frugal on an everyday basis.
Short of ideas how to do it and still have fun with kids? Here are some cheap ways how to have a great time with your whole family and forget about the money!
Grow your own fruits and vegetables
One fun way, which I personally really love, is to grow your own vegetable and fruits and include your kids into it. It is not only a fun activity to do to together, but it is educational and it saves money too!
Make a little home garden in your kitchen or plant everything outside and let kids plant everything by their hands. It will make them fall in love with nature and also let them learn the value of work. In the very end, you will not only have something interesting to do every day (because you need to take care of the plants), but in the fall you can enjoy fresh vegetables or fruits! So definitely consider starting your own mini garden at home.
Make your own toys
Another frugal and fun activity for kids is making towns by themselves. It can vary from all kinds of materials to sizes and types – imagination really has no limits here. So let your kids be creative, improve their skills of making stuff and enjoy a great family time too.
You can find man cute guide how to make it, and order some materials too. There also is a nice website that can either inspire you to make something similar or just to purchase it. I am talking about Build-a-bear website. There you can find a lot of cute little bears and customize it as much as you want. It can make a nice activity for smaller children because they can see how it is made and how their decisions have an impact of the whole overall look. You can definitely get inspired to save by Build-a-bear online coupons too. It will give you lots of discounts to use while making your own stuffed toy and it will let you set free your imagination.
Finally, you can have a lot of fun if you just cook every meal (or at least the dinner) with your kids at home. Let your children help you out by making them do little, but important parts in the cooking process. Let them wash products, mix it and so on, to show how important their energy is for you and how much they are helping.
By cooking altogether and eating at home, you can not only have a great time with your whole family but also save a lot of money! Eating out can be very expensive if you are all going and ordering many drinks and desserts. Better avoid such big spendings and cook at home to make a nice and cozy dinner with kids.
So create some new routines for the whole family and discover that being together not only means that you are all having a great time, but you are saving money as well.