After a long, wet winter, we are thankful it is finally spring! It is just so nice to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.
I’ve been doing my best to brainstorm both free and low cost activities for my family to enjoy this season. While working to become mortgage free, I want every cent possible to go towards our home debt! As I’m writing this, debt free screams from Dave Ramsey’s YouTube channel is playing in the background. If that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is!
Without further ado, here are a few frugal spring fun ideas for you!
- Utilize your memberships. If your family owns a membership to a zoo or museum, use it often. Be sure to return whenever a new exhibit is unveiled. If your family gets tired going to the same places over and over again, try to switch up the order you look at things, or only visit half of the exhibits on each visit to change up the experience. Be sure to see if your membership is reciprocal to other venues in the area. A lot of times, they are.
- Visit local State Parks and Historic Sites. State Parks and Historic Sites are usually free or low cost. My children love to visit nature centers at State Parks, and they usually are all unique. Hiking trails are also a fun way to spend your day.
- Check out the events scheduled in your community. Spring is a hoppin’ time for fairs and festivals. These are usually free!
- Look for ways to integrate frugal fun into your home. Our family has been growing a vegetable garden from seed this year. It has been super economical, and several of our children have loved planting our garden and watching it grow.
- Take nature walks and bike rides around your neighborhood. Spring is bursting with new life to observe!
- Utilize your local library. Not only will you be able to check out books for free, many libraries offer free programs for children.
Family time can be full of fun without breaking the bank! Fill your calendar with frugal activities and meeting your financial goals will not seem painful, but fun!