After a long week of work, school, extra curricular activities, and doctors appointments. Once the weekend finally rolls around, I often find myself looking for fun family actives to partake in. Unfortunately most of these activities are a bit costly. After a few weekends consisting of amusement parks,  dinners out, and trampoline parks, I decided to try a spend free weekend, and it was a success!! In fact, because it was such a hit with the family, I have decided to incorporate a spend free weekend into our calendar at least once a month. It is so worth it to save the money, and to get in touch with the simple things in life. If you haven’t tried it already, I really encourage you to give it a shot. You will not be disappointed. If you need ideas for your spend free weekend then you have came to the right place! I have put together a unique list of fun and free activities for you and your family to enjoy together. This is a list for kids of all ages. Jump on board and challenge yourself to a fun filled money saving weekend!

Go Geocatching – This is at the top of the list because it really is one if the most fun and entertaining free activity to do with your family. It is like a giant treasure hunt at your finger tips. Download the app on your smart phone and get on your way to finding one of the catches. Once you find it, sign the book and replace the item back in its original spot for the next person to find. You can find our more information here, https://www.geocaching.com/play and download the app.

Sail a Paper Boat – This is simple and fun. My kids had a blast with this one. Use construction paper to make the sail boats. Find a local park with a lake, or a creek and set your sail boats free.

Wash the Car- Grab your bathing suites and a bucket, head outside and let the kids have a blast! Your car will be squeaky clean, and your kids will enjoy doing chores. You really can not go wrong with this one..

Camp in the Yard– Set up a tent in the backyard and make smores around a fire. Tell spooky (or not so spooky) stories in the dark. Don’t forget the sleeping bags and flash lights!

Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt– Put together a scavenger list of items you typically find outside in the park. Create your list together as a family and then head to the local park and search for all the items on your list. The first one to find all the items on the list wins!

Paint with Nature– Go outside and collect rocks, leaves, and pinecones. Grab some washable non toxic paint and let the kids get messy!

Make a Paper Airplane– This is always a hit with the little ones. You can research online or watch a YouTube tutorial on how to create some really great paper airplanes! After you have created your planes, take them to the park and watch them fly! Here is a step by step guide on how to make the perfect paper airplane. https://www.diynetwork.com/made-and-remade/learn-it/5-basic-paper-airplanes

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