Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Guest Post - 10 Things to do for Cheap Weekend Fun!

A special Thanks to Hope at
A Hope-Filled Home for
yet another awesome
guest post!


Here is a list of my Top Ten things to do for cheap weekend fun!

10. Get a Redbox movie, pop some corn, and have a family movie
night. Two free codes are: DVDONME and BREAKROOM. Otherwise, you
pay just $1 for a fun-family night.

9. Eat out at a restaurant where kids eat free on weekends. A
good family place is Steak N Shake (and the kids get cute
packets to color and free crackers while you wait for your

8. Visit a local Farmer's Market or Orchard to browse and shop
for fresh produce/baked goods. There's nothing like teaching
"creation" in an orchard!

7. Visit a local museum. Where I live, we ask for a local
children's science museum membership as a Christmas gift. It
gives back to our local economy, fuels my children's growing
minds, and gives us free entertainment throughout the year. With
our membership, we can visit hundreds of other science centers
throught the US for free.

6. Visit a local park or metropark to walk, bike, feed ducks,
and play. Pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it!

5. See how far you can get on a tank of gas (or a half tank). We
have made "free" trips to public beaches on Lake Erie for gas
only. If you pack snacks in a cooler and sand toys, you can have
a great adventure for little money. In Ohio, there are many
places of beauty for free or minimal admission. Check your
library for books about "cheap roadtrips" in your state.

4. Have a family library day. Don't be rushed. Take time to play
computer games, read a few books in the library snuggled in a
chair, and pick some fresh music for your week. Leave with a
free movie and you've got your evening planned also...

3. Spend quality time with your friends. Organize a pot luck
dinner. Play cards. Get out the Play-Doh and let your kids make
friendships that will last as long as yours have.

2. Have a family campfire in your backyard's fire pit. Make
smores and tell stories. If you feel really adventurous, sleep
in your backyard and watch the stars.

1. Organize a game night for LOTS of friends. Invite families.
Have everyone bring a snack to share and play group games like
Scene-It, Charades, Catch Phrase, Cards, etc. We used to do this
regulary and I truly miss it. Our Game Nights would really draw
a diverse crowd : singles, students, seniors, toddlers, teens,
baby-boomers, and babysitters! It was great fun, cheap, and a
night of laughter with minimal cleanup.

Thanks again Hope
My favorites are 10. 5. 4. and 2

How about you???

1 comment:

AudreyO said...

Redbox movies are great. We often get codes making them even less than $1 LOL


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