Absolutely! Many of the experiences we have tried so far cost little or no money. I recently asked my kids what their favorite experiences were so far. Luke liked running our own lemonade stand, and Leah chose camping in my parents’ backyard. The lemonade stand was a success, so the children made more money than it cost to run the stand. I bought a new tent for our camping experience at a discount store, but I could have easily borrowed one. I chose to buy it because I know we’ll enjoy it for years to come.
Some activities we’ve tried cost money, but I think it is important to introduce my children to as many museums and cultural sites as I can afford. As a parent, I make the decision to spend money on things I value. Other parents may spend money on designer clothes or expensive toys. I prefer to spend our money on things we can enjoy as a family.
Don’t let money hold you back from trying something new each week. With a little creativity, you can find a free or inexpensive activity in your area almost any day of the year.