10 Cheap Summer Fun Ideas

Want to entertain the kids without breaking the bank? Take a look at these ten cheap summer fun ideas!

Want to entertain the kids this summer without breaking the bank? 

Today I'm sharing 10 favorite cheap summer fun ideas to keep the kids busy all summer long so you can avoid the dreaded "I'm bored" all day long!


1. Fly a kite! Take the kids out for a day of kite flying this summer! Not only can you take advantage of the weather to have fun, but this is a great way to get some cheap summer fun in this year! Kites aren't typically really expensive unless you splurge on a special one, and you can grab a couple for the whole family and make a day at the park of it! 

2. Set up a ball pit. Everyone loves a great ball pit from time to time! Set up a ball pit in the backyard or in a nice spacious room and go to town! 

3. Walkie talkies! Have a couple of kids who want to have some cheap summer fun this year but don't know what to do? Buy a couple walkie talkies and let their imaginations run wild! 

4. Grab a beach ball! Whether you have a pool in the backyard or are planning to make some beach trips this summer, these fun emoji beach balls are cheap and lots of fun for everyone! 

5. Throw a summer luau party! Luau parties are so much fun and can be easily thrown together under a strict budget! You can find lots of luau style decorations at dollar stores or even make your own and it's a great way to get the kids and their friends together for some summer fun! 

6. Bubble guns! Bubble guns are so much fun and can provide hours of entertainment for kids who love bubbles! 

7. Frisbee at night! Have the family organize a fun night with friends, congregation members, and/or family members to get together and cook out and play some frisbee at night! You can light up the night with glow sticks and this awesome light up frisbee to get everyone in the spirit. You could even split up into teams and play ultimate frisbee! 

8. Water balloon fight. There's nothing quite like a water balloon fight during summer! Not only is it cheap summer fun, but it's a great way to cool down on a hot day too! 

9. Slammo. This isn't as cheap as the other options but if you get a lot of use out of it this summer, it's definitely worth the little splurge! This is a nice summer fun option for older kids and adults as well! Slammo is a 2-on-2 game styled like volleyball but a smaller net and a little variation on rules and gameplay. 

10. Model rocket launching! These aren't nearly as common as they used to be, but launching model rockets can be fun and exciting for kids and this is another fantastic option for some cheap summer fun, especially if your kids enjoy it!


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