I enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and spending time with my child. Even though I was a stay-at-home mom, I always felt like we had adventures, running around the backyard, or going to different places to eat or visiting friends. There was a cute bumper sticker I saw one time that said, If I’m a stay-at-home mom, why do I feel like I’m always in my car?
Fun Free Activities For Your Family
There are lots of free activities that you and your child can do, and most of them are free or cost very little. Some of the most memorable places that we found were through the libraries, museums, zoos, and exploring nature. For a list of fun activities for your family, click here.
You and your child can sit together and read at your local library or visit a Barnes and Noble store to hang out for a while. You will also find a listing of events offered by the library either at the library or online. Some of the free events include a craft day for kids, an exclusive theater production or a story time hour. Sometimes, it is just fun to go and check out a bunch of books and take them home with you.
Some cities offer a children’s theater or check for children’s productions offered through local playhouses or universities. You can usually find information on their individual websites. Call your local museums to see if they offer a special day for children or special discounts on classes or activities throughout the year. You may also see if a season pass will benefit you.
My child and I spent many hours at our local zoo, so buying a season pass was well worth it for us. The best thing about a pass is that you don’t feel like you have to spend the entire day there to get your money’s worth. You can go for an hour one day and go back the next day. For a list of zoos, visit https://www.aza.org/
Nature is one of the greatest and cheapest activities you can enjoy with your child. Check to see if your city has a nature park that you can visit, or take some dog or cat food to a nearby lake to feed the ducks and the turtles. Find parks in your area and have a picnic, fly a kite, go fishing, or just walk around and take pictures of the cool things you find in nature. Most cities offer walking trails and bike trails that you can enjoy for free.Visit the National Park Service for more information.
Your kids will love visiting a Fire station or a Police station, just give them a quick call before you head out to make sure it is a good time. The Farmer’s Market is a great place to browse and learn about and taste the produce. Fish hatcheries and farms offer a unique experience for kids, as do flower gardens and pet stores.
You can go on a treasure hunt just about anywhere, so get your list of treasures and head to the park, the mall, or out your back door. After your treasure hunt, you can plan a family movie night.
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