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Can you believe that spring is right around the corner? I know it's hard to believe when you have a foot of snow on the ground! I don’t know about you, but our family loves spring and we enjoy being outdoors. I try to round up a list of ideas for the family do to activity wise when spring hits. Check out my 10 budget friendly activities for the family this spring.
10 Budget Friendly Activities for the Family this Spring
#1. Walk, ride bikes, jog, or skip
Yes! We love to do anything and everything that involves exercising outside. If we can walk down the road, ride our bikes, or even jog we will.
#2. Plant flowers
There are some flowers that need planting in the spring. Planting a flower garden is the perfect activity to do with the whole family, especially when it’s not too hot outside and you can still enjoy the cool weather.
#3. Nature Hikes
Some of the most beautiful plants and flowers are blooming during those spring months. Take a nature hike with your family this spring.
#4. Make your own ice cream
Nothing is more budget-friendly than “DIY” activities. Now that winter is over and it’s a little warmer outside, your family can spend time together making your own ice cream. These freezer bag ice cream ideas are super easy.
#5. Have a picnic
Packing your own lunch from home and heading out on a picnic is a brilliant budget-friendly activity to do this spring.
#6. Create a painting
One of our favorite things to do as a family in the spring is creating our very own paintings. There are so many things you can do to create different “works of art” out of paintings. Painting outside on a spring day is simply glorious.
#7. Sidewalk chalk fun
As an adult, I still love playing with sidewalk chalk and spring is the perfect time to indulge.
#8. Volunteer at a park
Heading to parks for fun is great, but consider volunteering at your local park as well. Volunteering may allow you to meet new people and experience something very rewarding.
#9. Children’s Museum
If you have a local children’s museum close to you, call and ask about prices. If you cannot get a good price, then wait for a free day. Although it’s usually a little crowded, you can still enjoy the day and save a little money.
#10. Have a bake-off
Have a bake-off with your family this spring. Although this isn’t an outdoor activity, the challenge afterward can be outdoors. See who can bake the best dessert; the “non-winner” has to roll down a hill or run as fast as they can to the neighbor’s mailbox and back. **To keep it budget friendly, you have to use baking items that are already in your house.
Springtime is all about the time you spend as a family. Everyone has been subjected to horrible weather all winter long and now it’s time for some fun. To help keep your family activities on track this spring, consider making a family calendar for all events.
What are some of your favorite budget friendly activities to do as a family during the spring months?
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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