Monday, July 1, 2024

50 Frugal Summer Fun Ideas

We have been spending a good portion of the past few months winding down school, ending out the sports season, and having a lot of people over the last few weeks. Our family is definitely ready for some fun and relaxation after all of that!

Now we all have summer fun on our minds so I thought I would share a quick post about some frugal summer fun ideas to do with your family and make some cherished memories along the way.

Here they are:

1. Hit the beach

2. Play in the pool

3. Water balloon fight or visit your local splash pad

4. Summer reading (utilize a program at your library or just read on your own- here is a list of wholesome Christian books for kids and for you too!)

5. Picnic

6. Bike ride

7. Slip and slide

8. Go for a nature walk

9.  Play in the sand

10. Catch fireflies

11. Play in the sprinklers

12. Hiking

13. Volleyball (we have our volleyball net set up for parties always)

14. Croquet or bean bag toss (this is a favorite at our home)

15. Visit a summer festival

16. Set up a tent in your backyard

17. Camping

18. Bonfire

19. Visit a museum or zoo on free days

20. Garden

21. Make homemade ice cream or some shaved ice cones

22. VBS

23. Go fishing

24. Visit a state park or lake

25. Volunteer for a worthy cause

26. Bowling (check out

27. Jump on a trampoline or mini tramp

28. Drive-in or free movie nights in your town

29. YMCA (ours is amazing and we love it--it has an indoor and outdoor waterpark too)

30. Free community activities & events

31. Visit Grandma and Grandpa

32. Badminton

33. Get a new hobby/learn a new skill

34. Go blueberry or strawberry picking

35. Watch clouds

36. Play with bubbles

37. Do a "service" project and bless someone you know

38. Practice an instrument

39. Learn a new language

40. Make a scrapbook/write a letter

41. Movie night

42. Bake a cake or cupcakes

43. Stargazing

44. Host a potluck or a party

45. Play with puzzles

46. Sidewalk chalk

47. Visit a new-to-you ice cream parlor

48. Board games

49. Create - paint, draw, write

50. Hang out with friends

What would you add to this list?

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Realtalk859 said...

I love your list. I would add take a nature/discovery walk.

Anonymous said...

Keep functioning ,fantastic job!

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Dear Realtalk859,

Yes, I actually did have that on the list--it was #8! Thanks for visiting!

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Dear Anon,

Thanks and hope you stop by again!


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