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Frugal and Free Spring Family Fun Ideas & Activities

Is spring one of your favorite seasons for family fun? Get some new ideas for you and the kids to do together!

30 Free and Low-Cost Family Activities to do in the Spring
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Happy Spring! With the weather so up and down during these months–sometimes gorgeous and sunny, sometimes cool and rainy–it can be hard to plan ahead for family activities.

Here's a big list of Frugal and Free Spring Family Fun to keep on hand so you're always ready!

  1. Find a new park. We like to ask around for recommendations from friends and neighbors, and we've found some great ones!
  2. Have a Game Night (or afternoon) with some new board games.
  3. Take a walk around the neighborhood.
  4. Head out to your local zoo. If you're in the DC area, the National Zoo is free!
  5. Volunteer together as a family. Right now, a lot of local parks and creeks have Clean-Up Days.
  6. Have a movie marathon. Pick a theme and go for it!
  7. Visit a local farm to see the cute baby animals. Even my tweens and teens love that!
  8. Go camping and enjoy a campfire.
  9. Support a local school by attending a spring musical or play.
  10. Go hiking at a National Park.
  11. Have a Read-In Day. My kids love to stay in pajamas, make a blanket fort and read, read, read!
  12. Learn something new, like how to draw zentangles.
  13. Head outside to fly kites.
  14. Visit a Pick-Your-Own farm for spring vegetables.
  15. Bake together! We like to each get our own bowl and make muffins.
  16. Plant a garden.
  17. Do a craft together. My girls and I have been saving egg cartons to make this Spring Wreath.
  18. Update a space in your home. My tweens just redecorated their room so it's less “little kid.”
  19. Head out on a short road trip.
  20. Do an outdoor scavenger hunt.
  21. Read a new book out loud.
  22. Look for birds and put up a birdfeeder.
  23. Attend a baseball game.
  24. Decorate in front of friends' houses with sidewalk chalk.
  25. Learn to code. We love Scratch!
  26. Find a free music concert in your area.
  27. Make Origami Frogs and then race them
  28. Be a tourist in your own hometown.
  29. Visit a history or art museum. Plenty of museums offer free admission.
  30. Try a new-to-you popcorn recipe.

What are your favorite frugal and free spring activities?

Free and Frugal Spring Fun for Families

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Deena

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

That's a great list! I think hiking in a National Park is my fave.

Christopher Steadman

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Hi Gina,

This is my first time here. You have such a cool blog. I have bookmarked it and going to read in my spare time.

Keep up the good work!