Money saving tip#7: Family and friend entertainment for nothing or almost.
We all talk about family time. We should make the most of it in these economic times. Here's our list of things we do as a family that cost nothing (or almost nothing).
Play board games, ie. family game night.
Kick around a soccer ball.
Take a bike ride, especially one to your local ice cream joint where you can get a cone for $1.
Play static electric fight.
Call a friend over to play.
Call a friend over for tea.
Make dinner for your friends.
Make dinner together.
Draw a picture together.
Read books together.
Go play on the playground.
Go play in the snow.
Invite relatives to visit (they will foot the mileage, you will feed them).
Talk about the school day.
Have a potluck (you were going to make something for dinner anyway).
Go shopping for groceries together (you have to buy them, might as well go together).
Take a walk around the block.
Take a walk down to the river (we have one).
Take a walk in the woods.
Run in the sprinkler (I am already dreaming of warmer days).
Wash the car together (get it clean and save money).
Have a craft day together.
Play with all the many toys your kids have accumulated.
Watch a TV movie together.
If you own video games or computers, might as well use them.
What are your family activities?