20 Fun Outdoor Activities That Don't Cost a Cent

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After months of being cooped up inside and longing for the temperatures to warm up, it's time to get outside and have some fun. There are plenty of fun things we can do with the kids that don't involve the TV, video games, or anything else that takes place in the confines of our homes. And the best part is that getting some much-needed fresh air doesn't have to put a strain on our wallets.


Here are 20 awesome outdoor activities to do you with your kids that won't cost you one cent!

  1. Take a long walk around the neighborhood.
  2. Go for a bike ride.
  3. Fly a kite at the park.
  4. Hit the playground!
  5. Enjoy a picnic with the family.
  6. Explore local hiking trails.
  7. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  8. Play outdoor hide and seek.
  9. Blow bubbles.
  10. Play hopscotch in the driveway.
  11. Literally stop and smell the flowers.
  12. Stare at the clouds and guess their shapes.
  13. Play a game of catch, or brush up on batting skills.
  14. Kick the soccer ball around.
  15. Play tag.
  16. Toss a Frisbee back and forth.
  17. Practice cartwheels in the yard just because you can.
  18. Grab the binoculars and see what kinds of birds you can spot.
  19. Play I-Spy.
  20. Break out the hula-hoops and shimmy to your heart's content.

What are your favorite free things to do with kids?

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