If you’re like many parents out there the school year is almost over! What will you do with them all summer long? So today I want to share a few other options to just think about. The options truly are endless!
• Turn off the TV! Enjoy the beautiful weather instead. Go on a hike, visit the zoo, go camping in the back yard, or head out to a public pool. You’ll have more fun exploring and getting some fresh air than you would if you were parked in front of the TV all summer!
• Find inexpensive and/or free activities in your area. Attend sporting events or concerts. Find local festivals, celebrations, or neighborhood parties. Host a potlock or a “Bring Your Own Meat” BBQ. Invite the neighborhood kids for a water balloon fight, obstacle course, or Backyard Olympics.
• Give the kids a chance to learn entrepreneurial skills by setting up a lemonade stand or starting a dog walking business. They can even help the neighbors with yard work or house cleaning. This is a great way to teach your kids how to start and run a business, as well as how to manage their time and money.
• Spend quality time together as a family. Have a Family Game Night every week, cook dinners together or bake sweet treats with the kids. Spend time really listening to your kids and taking this time to learn more about what makes them tick. When they look back at their summer break, these are the things they will remember.
Are you catching what I’m saying?? There are tons of ways to make this summer fun and adventurous without spending tons of money! It would be a great idea to talk with your family about this as well. Get their ideas. Find out what your kids would like to do during their break. (You may be surprised by what their idea of fun is!) Remember if you want to stay debt free you have to be creative and think outside the box! Enjoy them while they are kids, because in a blink of an eye they are grown and gone…trust me!