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We all remember the old saying, “The best things in life are FREE” but what can someone do for free that is actually….well…uummm….fun?  After doing a little research I have come up with a few ideas on how to explore the fun things to do with your family on little to no money.

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Here they are:

~Take a bicycle trip
~ Make homemade ice cream or visit an ice cream parlor
~ Bake a double batch of cookies and play ding-dong-ditch with a family in your neighborhood
~ Visit an airport and watch the planes take off and land, or go to a lake and watch the boats, while you have a picnic. 🙂
~ Go on a picnic
~ Go to a park and hike or climb trees
~ Make popcorn-maybe even caramel corn
~ Go on a leaf hunt around the post
~ Plan a scavenger hunt for outside. Or plan one for in the house using every letter of the alphabet.
~ Bake plain sugar cookies and let each member of the family take part in decorating them.  This is so much fun!
~ Make homemade play-doh
~ Read a good book aloud
~ Look through photo albums or movies
~ Play miniature golf or croquet
~Visit the local dog boarding kennel and volunteer

Regardless of what you do for fun you will have a blast as long as you are you’re your family and friends.  What do you do for fun? What have you done with your family that will not break the bank, but will break out smiles on everyone’s faces? Remember you do not have to spend a ton of $$$$ to have a good time…just think outside the box!


Bobbi Pack is a contributing writer for MilitaryOneClick.  Bobbi has over ten years experience in marketing and broadcast as well as a BA from Ottawa University and an MSM from Baker University.  Bobbi has many years experience being a military spouse and loves to share her experiences, challenges and highlights with other military spouses.

Bobbi is the proud wife of Mike, an active duty Army Soldier and mother of two amazing Army Brats and two loving four-legged Army Brats.  Bobbi is currently stationed with her family in North Carolina and is loving every minute of it.  You can check out more of Bobbi’s blogs and military deals and discounts at


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