Frugal Activities for the Upcoming Weekend

Frugal Activities for the Upcoming Weekend

The weekend is almost here and you might be brainstorming fun things you can do without spending too much money. Take a look at this list of frugal activities you can try with friends or family.

  1. Family Game Night

Instead of going out this weekend, gather some friends and family and host a special game night. Take out some old board games, and ask your guests to bring along any games they have. If you don’t have any games, there are plenty of fun things you can do with just pencil and paper. If you wish to buy some new games, check out Amazon's Best Selling Board Games for a few that are reasonably priced.

  1. Community Calendar

If you feel like you’ve seen everything there is to see in your area, check out your community’s calendar. You can usually find a list of special events and free things to do. These calendars will provide dates for any fairs, local holidays, and more.

  1. Outdoor Activities

If you happen to live somewhere warm, take a day out of the weekend to have a picnic with your family. Other outdoor activities you can try are bike riding or hiking. For those who live in a colder climate, try a fun outdoor activity like ice skating or sledding. All these activities are fairly cheap, and can even if be free if you already have equipment.

  1. Binge Watching Marathon

One of the easiest ways to save money over the weekend is to stay indoors. Spend the day camped out in your living room with your family and watch a marathon of a television show or movies. If you are subscribed to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, or Amazon Video, you have access to thousands of movies and shows and are bound to find something that everyone will enjoy.

  1. Family Zoo Trip

A frugal activity you can try is to take a family trip to the zoo. Zoo admission tickets can be lower in price in the off-season, and some even offer special family passes so that you can save money if you come in a large group. If you join your local zoo’s membership, you can receive perks such as free parking, unlimited rides, and sometimes an extra free ticket. Check out this list of U.S. Zoos to see what benefits your local zoo offers.

  1. Cooking and Baking

Rather than going out to eat this weekend, look up some recipes for your favorite dishes and learn to cook them yourself. This can be a fun thing to do especially if you include your children. Spend the day preparing your delicious meals and desserts from scratch. Take a look at this list of 21 Fun and Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids.

  1. Library Visit

A great place to find something that everyone in your house can enjoy is the library. Take a day trip and check out some old favorites as well as new books you would like to read. Some libraries even offer special classes for things such as guitar lessons, creative writing, and much more.

  1. Start an Art Project

For those who enjoy arts and crafts, pick up a new project for a fun and productive activity. Shop at places like JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts, AC Moore, Michaels, or Paper Source to find everything you need to get started. For ideas on what to create, look at these DIY Crafts.

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