Inexpensive Summer Activities

It's already May, temperatures are climbing and Summer is just around the corner. The kids will be out of school soon and they want something to do. I know a lot of them will keep busy with cell phones, computers, video games, etc. However, for parents who want their children to "unplug" but still have fun, these books may give you some ideas on ways to do that.

365 TV-free activities you can do with your child

As the title suggests, this guide offers a variety of games, arts & crafts, and other activities for the whole family. Many of the crafts can be created using inexpensive materials around the house.

Creative family projects, games and activities

This guide provides a series of activities that are both fun and educational. It includes genealogy activities, brain games, holiday projects, "serious stuff" like charitable giving and emergency preparedness, and outdoor family activities.

The everything games book

Remember the time before video games? What did people do to occupy their time and have fun? This book provides the rules for a variety of board games, card games, dice games, outdoor games, party games, and a lot more. Want to learn how to play marbles, jacks, pickup sticks, dominoes, Old Maid, Crazy Eights? Check it out.

Kids outdoors

Love the great outdoors? You probably don't need any information on how to have fun, but just in case you're curious, check out the following titles.