Finding fun activities for kids on a budget can be hard to do. Activities can get really pricey in big cities. We often forget the simple things, because we want our kids to have the time of their life! There are some super fun things you can do with your kids to keep them active, and not break the bank. Below are some great ideas from Groupon Coupons on how to keep your kids from getting bored.
Dramatic Play Date
Organize a play date with some friends that is a tad on the dramatic side. Play boxes are a great way to give kids themes to play in like pirates on the high sea, doctor and nurse, firefighters and rescue teams, and so on. Fill your play box with inexpensive materials or costumes. Costumes can include fantasy play like pirates and prince/princess, or career oriented like doctors and astronauts, or throw some adult clothes in so they can dress up like Mom or Dad. Also, fill your play box with materials that promote play, like construction paper, crayons, glue sticks, and more. You can normally find this and more on offers from Groupon Coupons at stores like Walgreens.
Gourmet Cooking Class
Teach your kids kitchen safety and develop cooking skills at the same time. There are loads of simple, fun recipe ideas and safety worksheets you can print off at home. Get other parents in on the fun and host a daytime event at your house. If you’re not much of a cook yourself, check Groupon for cooking class deals in your area that are kid friendly.
The Great Outdoors
Turn your backyard or favorite park into a learning place. Quite often we forget to just let kids be kids, and play outside — for free. We always want the best for our kids, and with the media overload they are exposed to it’s hard to just keep it simple. A great way to get your kid’s out of the house, is to expose them to nature through science. The less elaborate, the more fun they’ll have. Take them for a hike, teach them about wildlife, and expose them to the different habitats they live around.
Give your kids the gift of art and teach them about photography. Simple, fun and cheap, this activity will be one they can remember for a lifetime. Whether you have a traditional camera, or just a smartphone this activity is so easy. Teach your kids about light, angles, objects and people. Then explore your world for fun things to photograph. Shutterfly often has offers on Groupon, so you can print their photos for dirt cheap or make gifts for loved ones as a special keepsake!