The Little Gym of Texas Blog
Fun and cheap family activities keep parents and kids moving while they spend time together. Many options can be done separately or as a group, meaning parents get the most from their investments. While old favorites like Frisbees and jump ropes don’t take that big of an investment to begin with, it’s the way they are used and improved that make them family favorites.
Basic jump ropes cost under $10 and provide one of the most intense workouts available. Fortunately, they can also be wrapped up into simple games and competition, allowing for parents and kids to burn calories (up to 600 an hour!) without feeling stressed. Challenge family and friends to endurance trials or start up a game of Double Dutch. Lyrical members of your family can also have fun with new and traditional jumping rope rhymes.
From flinging a plastic disc back and forth across a lawn to competing in Ultimate Frisbee leagues or taking a trip to public Frisbee Golf courses, this is one inexpensive toy that provides an endless number of opportunities for family members to run and play together. Starting around $5 for a basic model, these small, easily portable pieces of sports gear provide loads of affordable fun.
Dog ownership isn’t cheap, but who says a family needs to own their own dog in order to walk one? Offering cheap or free dog walking services in your community can help you get to know your neighbors while embarking on a fun and inexpensive activity together. Families can also volunteer at local pounds, vet centers and animal shelters for dog walking experiences, giving parents and kids the opportunity to stay fit and active while offering animals who need it both exercise and human companionship.
Ultimate Dance Party
The kind of music parents and kids share with one another can help them get to know each other better. It can also be a source of a lot of fun, frantic activity that gets the heart pumping. Whether someone’s a fan of Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it’s easy to throw some music on and move to the beat. Families can host their own competitions, practice popular dance steps from the past or introduce other popular games into the mix, like musical chairs.
Special family memories often involve parents and kids spending time together, having fun and learning more about each other. Moms and dads sometimes feel that they do not have the resources to put together fun and games. Clearly, though, there are plenty of opportunities for cheap and fun family activities, some of which don’t cost a thing.