Summer Break Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Fight Boredom on a Budget This Summer

Not everyone can afford a trip to the beach or Disney World during vacation.  With summer break fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to compile a list of cheap or free activities for couples, families, and kids.  It is a great way to spend quality time together, without breaking the bank or being bored!

Get Out in the Great Outdoors

  • Hike a Trail
  • Go for a Bike Ride
  • Fly Kites
  • Try Geocaching
  • Go Strawberry or Blueberry Picking
  • Plan a Picnic

In Your Own Backyard

  • Make Art with Sidwalk Chalk; Get the Neighborhood Involved
  • Set Up a Camping Experience
  • Plant Flowers or Your Own Herb Garden
  • Create a Scavenger Hunt
  • Stargaze; Check Out an Astronomy Book at Your Local Library for Reference
  • Water Balloons and Sprinklers
  • Have a Yard Sale

Get in the Kitchen

  • Make Homemade Popsicles and Ice Cream
  • Bake Something from Scratch
  • Make Homemade Lemonade

Busy at Home

  • Put Together a Puzzle
  • Plan a Real Tea Party
  • Try Origami
  • Learn Your Family History
  • Find a Pen Pal
  • Start a New TV Series
  • Schedule a Family Game Night
  • Do a Science Experiment
  • Make Homemade Playdough
  • Learn a New Skill or Hobby
  • Write a Story
  • Make Friendship Bracelets

Fun in the Community

  • Attend Vacation Bible School
  • Take a Trip to the Library
  • Check Out the Local Farmers Market
  • Go to the Dollar Theater
  • Stop by a Splash Park or Public Pool
  • Take a class offered by stores like Michael’s, Home Depot, or Lowe’s
  • Volunteer at a local nonprofit organization