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  1. General Chat
    So put on your thinking caps- What activities can you still find out there that cost nothing. Just the activity, not the supplies it might cost or costs involved to get there... Here's a few to get us started: Hiking in the forest Walking around town Playing in the park Picnics Museums (Free...
  2. Family
    Indoor or outdoor suggestions. Please no skating, sledding, snowman (although this is cute: Headless Snowman (Outdoor Winter Games for Kids) | Winter Fun & Games | FamilyFun), standard crafts, bowling, movies, reading, baking type suggestions. LOL Looking for ideas if the kids have friends...
  3. Freebies
    Michaels stores are having many FREE Halloween events this month. I have only listed the FREE events below, but they are having others which have a fee. Wilton Halloween Treats Demo 10/16 from 1 to 3 PM Halloween Glow Explosion Make-It Take-Its 10/23 from 2 to 4 PM and 10/25 from 6 to 8 PM...
  4. General Chat
    I remember there was a thread a while back where people were listing frugal activities. I can't seem to find it, so I was hoping to start a new one. I'm just looking for fun free (or cheap) frugal activities to do with a family. Also, if there are good ideas for date nights with your spouse...
  5. Blog
    The Only Price of Admission for These Great Activities is Ingenuity Whether you’re saving for retirement, living on a fixed income, or just looking for new ways to be smart about how you spend your money, consider the many ways that you can trim your entertainment budget and actually increase...
  6. Question and Answer
    Curious what are great indoor activities for kids that don't include being plugged into tv, computers or game consoles? I thought we could make a fun list for fall and winter. 1. My kids really like play dough and cookie cutters. 2. The girls play dress up and fashion show. next?
  7. Blog
    Old Fashioned Living Down to earth crafts, recipes from scratch, gardening advice, family activities, geneology tips, and ideas for teaching your kids and grandkids about the generations that came before them.
  8. Family
    When I was a kid, my folks for the most part allowed us to pick our own activities and interests. I was always reading or writing, and they just let me go my way on that. On the other hand, they insisted that we be a part of our church activities (which wasn't much since we went to a little...
  9. General Chat
    A gripe I have with my daughters school system is that they send home fund raising stuff that requires them to turn money in within a few days. I usually throw this stuff away. My daughter joined karate after school. I had a week to come up with money for it. I don't mind paying for it cause my...
  10. General Chat
    I just found out that I have the privilege of coordinating a weekly activity for adult learners of English, most of them are recent immigrants to the States. It is a volunteer thing, but I am so glad to get out of the house and contribute! The point of these activities is to demonstrate...
  11. Education
    A schedule of events and activities http://inaugurationday2009.com/schedule.html And some craft and party ideas http://holidays.kaboose.com/inauguration-day.html My homeschool group is getting together to watch the swearing in, make crafts, and eat "presidential snacks". We want to make it...
  12. General Chat
    How many different activities are you children involved in? My DD and DS have several things they are involved in... I feel like I am running around quite a bit for an 8 and 6 year old. I was wondering how others manage this. Thanks
  13. Education
    ~I'm exploring my options for my soon-to-be-six ds but I'd love to have a rough idea how much things cost before I start calling around. For a once a week class ??? How about kiddie sports? TIA!~
  14. Education
    This site has some fun printable word puzzles and activities related to the election. http://www.abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/election_day/ On Currclick they are holding a mock election for homeschoolers. http://www.currclick.com/ I was also looking for some fun crafts as well but...
  15. Family
    What movies do you enjoy watching together as a family?
  16. Household notebooks and home manuals
    As hard as I try to keep my kids' activities to a reasonable level, there always seems to be more activities than time! Planning the logistics of transportation, sports uniforms, snacks, homework is a real challenge! So, here's what we do: On Sunday night we sit down and update the family...
  17. Family
    Hello everyone, I am trying to think of some good activities to enroll my daughter in for when I am off work and she is out of daycare/school. I am a single father and she is three years old, so beauty pageants would probably be out of the question, I will let her mother tackle that one. Any...
  18. Lifestyle challenges
    I have been thinking for a while that many of the things I do everyday are such a part of my routine, that I don't stop to consider whether they are frugal. I've decided that I'll see how many things I can do each day that I consider frugal. I'm hoping this will inspire me to seek new frugal...
  19. Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    I'm so ready for camping season to start. I'm trying to plan activities for my kids. We do ALOT of camping. We camp every weekend May to September. So I would like some new ideas for things to do. The ages of the kids are boy: 14, girls 9, 11, and 4. The little one hangs out with me, or plays...
  20. Stay at home moms
    I've been trying to find some new games and activities for my almost 4 year old. I just thought I would start this, and maybe I could get some ideas from you guys! We play games (Top-It, Hi Ho Cherrio, etc.), build forts, watch some TV, color (but my boys don't enjoy coloring that much)...
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