As you know I have been working with Tony’s Pizza in their “99 Days of More ” program. This will be my final post in the campaign with them. Today we are going to talk about how to Get MORE out of Family Fun. Basically tips on how you can spend time with your family and not spend a lot of cash. When I stayed at home, during the summer the kids and I always found plenty of things to. We got a calendar at the dollar store and planned out activities every week. At least 1 day a week we would play “Destination Unknown ” with the kids. (click the link to read a past post on explaining Destination Unknown). This was my kids favorite things to do during the summer. Below are a list of summer time activities that you can do with your kids and I have broken them out into categories.
- The local zoo- Check to see if your local zoo has a pass that you can buy for the whole year which will save you a ton of money.
- The park
- The lake
- The local pool
- $1 Movies
- Drive In Theater
- The Dollar Tree ( or local dollar store)- Each child got $5 to spend which = 5 toys
- Nature Walk – Make an “I Spy” Bingo Card and the kids have to mark off their card. If they marked off their whole list they got a prize which I bought at the dollar store.
- National Parks- If you have a National Park in your area you can usually find plenty of things to do here and the cost is minimal and sometimes free. (April 16-24 is National Park Week.
- What other “Destination Unknown” places can you think of.
Tips anyone can do:
- Sidewalk Chalk Day
- Bike Ride
- Water Balloon Fight
- Making Homemade Bubbles
- Duct Tape Art
- Lego Building Contest
- Sprinkler Relays
- Melt old crayons to make new ones
- Baking Cookies
- Plant a Garden
- Cheap things to do with your kids this summer
- Make Homemade playdough
- What other things can you think of? Do you have a homemade recipe you would like to share with our readers? Maybe you have a great craft idea? Please send your recipe and craft ideas and include photos and will put them on the blog and give you credit.
- Martin Nature Park – (Free)
- Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
- Harn Homestead (Tours $5)
- Oklahoma Railway Museum (Free)
- Oklahoma City Zoo- $7 and they have a zoo pass for $65 which includes 2 adults and 5 children.(save $5 if you buy by April 30th)
- Arbuckle Wilderness- Adults $16.99 Children $14.99 (this was usually a one time things since it was a little more expensive)
- Turner Falls Adults $12 Children $6
- Great Salt Plains – (Free)
- Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks- $13.95 adults and $9.95 kids
- Natural History Museum in Norman – $5 adults $3 kids
- Winchester Drive In Theater – $5 Adults $3 Children
- There are many more places I haven’t listed. Do you have a favorite to share?
Also check out Exploring Oklahoma with Children from Metro Family Magazine!
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