5 ways to make your summer vacations great again

Summer is here and so are 3 months long summer vacations. An opportunity to spend quality time with our kids and make special bonds them. Sometimes it can also be a little daunting. How will I keep them busy? How will I keep them from making me go insane?

This task doesn’t have to be intimidating or cost a fortune. Instead if we think creatively if can be quite inexpensive and easy. Here is a list of my 7 favorite activities that you might also find interesting and useful.

1-Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your kids busy and it makes them creative at the same time. All you have to do is ask your kids to find out on the internet what they would like to make and make a list. Ask them to download as many ideas as they can. Pintrest can be a great source for inspiration.

Once you have collected the ideas ask your kids to daily take out an idea and make it. You can also help them in making it and be part of the team.

2- East of West Local is the Best

We all want to go to some exotic place for our vacations but our own city can offer some amazing things if we just try to look for them. Check out your city’s website for the things it offers. See if there are any special sites or parks. Also you can always go to the Zoo. It might sound a little boring but trust me it doesn’t cost much and once you get there it is just amazing.

Another way is you can always sign up to Groupon and get amazing discounts. Find out the places in your city which are offering them and enjoy.

3- Go to the movies

It might sound a little obvious but most of us don’t even think about it, even though it’s a great way to spend time with your family. XYZ’s Movie Club offers 20 shows for $10 if you buy in advance and $1 per show if the ticket is purchased at the window. It is easy, cheap and fun so what are you waiting for.

4- Bowling Alleys

Bowling alleys are always a good choice. They provide a fun and entertaining environment for families to enjoy their evening. XYZ.com offers its members 2 free games per kid in their listed bowling alleys. It’s their way of giving back to the community by keeping the kids busy in positive activities.

5- Coupon Collecting

Make it into a game that let’s see who collects the most coupons. Tell them to use newspapers, magazines and the internet. Once you have collected the coupons go shopping. This way you are teaching your kids about the importance of saving money.

6- Eating Out

The coupons that you collect will be of all types. Choose the ones that are of restaurants and other diners and eat out with your kids. It will be fun and you will be saving money at the same time.

Do try out all of these activities and have a great summer. Cheers!

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