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Free Activities To Keep You Busy During A Spending Freeze ChallengeAre you always searching for “free outdoor activities near me”?

Free activities are always a good idea if you’re looking to save money during a Spending Freeze Challenge.

However, you might be thinking that “no spending” also sounds like no fun at all.

After all, what can you do when you can’t spend any money?

As it turns out, there are a ton of free outdoor activities near me and you that you take part in while participating in a no-spend challenge.

You’ll find out there are are many free outdoor activities that don’t cost any money at all.

Plus, once you start to find no spend activities to add to your list, you keep finding new ideas with just a little imagination.

And, with these free activities for families fun, you won’t even realize that you aren’t spending any money at all.

So let’s dive into these tips on my favorite free activities to take advantage of during your no-spend challenge.

I spoke about this topic on my Savings Segment on Fox on 9/9/18 also. Watch the replay video from here:

 

 

 

 

Attend Free Local Events

Did you know that Facebook has an entire area dedicated to “events”? You can find suggested events where your friends are going to be, nearby free outdoor activities, and more!

You can find tons of no spend activities this way and even try something new!

Get the kids involved with choosing a location too! You may never know what might peek their interests.

Don’t forget that each event can be a learning tool too! From history to science and even math, you can incorporate learning into your outing. Even if you don’t homeschool, you can enjoy learning new things together as a family.

It’s these free activities for families fun that will also create so many great family memories!

Here are just a couple of things near me that I found this past fall:

  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Trivia Nights on patios
  • Events “Clean Up” The Bay
  • Run Clubs to join
  • Expo, Conventions, Seminars
  • Fall Bazaars, Fall Festivals
  • Haunted Trails
  • Gardening Seminars
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Look At Your Community Calendar

And if you are not on Facebook, or don’t see anything that piques your interest, there are likely many other free outdoor activities near me going on around you in your very own town!

All you have to do is google “your city community calendar”. The calendar will show you any and all free events that are coming up in your area.

Why not spend the day at a free concert in the park or visit a local art exhibit with free appetizers? The choice is yours to find all the free outdoor activities!

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Community Sports

Most towns have leagues for all different kinds of sports if you just do some searching around for free outdoor activities near me.

If you’re into baseball, check and see if there is a team you can join and invite some of your friends along to watch you or play as well.

You don’t even have to play to have fun! Go take in a game or volunteer to help the team in some way to find some no spend activities.

You can also sign your little ones up so they can get in on the fun and you can be the proud parent!

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Re-Decorate Your Outdoor Space

You’ll have to be careful with this project so that you don’t spend money, but it’s easy to get creative with things to repaint like birdhouses, birdbaths, flowerpots, and outside benches.

Dig into your craft bin and garage for paintbrushes and paints and see what you can find to make new yard art or just clean up outside.

We have a white mailbox that can always use a nice, clean, and fresh coat of paint.

The possibilities are endless when you get creative and use what you have to have fun.

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Go On A Treasure Hunt

Not only is it free and fun, but it’s also a fantastic way to see new sites and get some exercise at the same time!

One of the biggest results for free outdoor activities near me is Geocaching!

Look for the coordinates and find the treasure.

“X” marks the spot, right? Learn more at the official Geocaching website.

This is one of the best free activities for families fun!

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Eat Outside (At Home)

I’ll be honest, since I’ve been cleaning out my freezer for this Spending Freeze, I’ve switched up my normal Meal Plans and I’m getting really sick of the frozen veggies and casseroles.

I could totally go out to eat. Instead of going to Outback to ruin our no-spend month, I’m digging deep to make some special kitchen creations that came straight from some of our favorite restaurants.

Tonight I’m planning to make Outback Ranch to each on our salad and see if it doesn’t ward off the cravings to help us finish off the rest of our no-spend month!

But I also switched things up a bit, and we’ve been eating outside. We’ve pulled out the blankets and ate out under the setting sun. We’ve pulled out the tiki torches and ate by firelight. It’s been so much fun switching things up to eat outside that we’ve made a plan to eat outside every night that the weather is good!

We’ve had BBQ and ate outside. We’ve sat and listened to the birds and insects chirp while we’ve eaten. It’s a totally different experience to eat outside. We’ve played “name that bird or insect” after we’re done and just had a great time together outside, instead of inside.

Go On A Free Date Night

Date nights don’t have to be expensive or only indoors.

Simple outdoor date nights can be a walk on the beach, a day hike in the woods, or even a walk down by the pier or boardwalk.

Last weekend James and I were really stir crazy. The kids wanted to go to the movies or mini-golfing, or anywhere BUT stay home.

But because we are on a spending freeze, that made it kinda difficult to do anything that costs money.

And we’ve already beautified our front garden, walkway, and mailbox, so we really had to get creative and come up with some things we could do to entertain the kids yet still have fun. So we whipped out a couple of decks of cards and started a “Family Spades Tournament.” It got ruthless and we laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

While that is not an exclusive “date night” with only your spouse, there are plenty of date night things that you can do with (or without) your kids along.

I have a post of over 100 different date night ideas you can do without spending a dime!

Get creative when you are searching for”-free outdoor activities near me”. You’ll remember the times when you had little money and had to get creative more versus the time you had money to waste on movie tickets.

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Watch Movies Under The Stars

Redbox is one of my favorite ways to rent movies.

You can find a Redbox kiosk on nearly every street corner. There are over 38,000 kiosks across the US offering lower prices and more convenience than other rental competitors. We are able to get Redbox movies for FREE. Yes, I said FREE. I am going to show you how you can get yours free too.

There are a number of ways to get Redbox codes which will get you FREE DVD rentals. Redbox and its partners create these codes to attract people into their stores and use their services.

Check out this post with several ways to get RedBox Codes for Free Movies!

But who said you had to watch them indoors?! Snuggling up with a blanket and a movie under the stars is just as fun! It’s those no spend activities that you make just as fun!

Pamper Yourself With Some Vitamin D, DIY Manicures, And Pedicures

There is nothing quite like some vitamin D, girl time, and some freshly painted nails!

Grab your daughter, pull out all your polishes, head outdoors with some lemonade, and paint each other’s nails!

It will feel just like a summer garden party, only you’ll be spending quality time with your sweet baby girl or even your friends.

You can take your DIY manicure and pedicure to the next level by making your foot soaks and hand creams to make it feel like salon quality.

I have a secret formula I use to get the dry cracked dead skin off my feet… LISTERINE!

I simply add 1 cup of (clear colored) Listerine as well as 1 cup of vinegar to a bucket of warm water and soak my feet for about 10 mins. I still “file” them to scrub off the dead skin. Game.Changer.

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Garden Or Exercise & Listen To Podcasts

Podcasts are one of the best free forms of entertainment out there, especially when you are exercising or gardening.

If you visit the “podcasts” section in the iTunes store, you’re bound to find something that will pique your interest.

Use this time to listen to something that takes you away from all the stress you have in your life.

Some great podcasts to listen to are:

And check out this outstanding list of 27 Kid-Friendly Podcasts too!

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Start A Vlog Of Your Adventures

There’s no better way to express yourself than to start a vlog of your own. If you’re an adventurer, share about your adventures, your latest hiking spots, and of course, the beautiful sunrises or sunsets you’ve admired.

You can easily start a Youtube account and also share your videos on Instagram and Facebook.

Video about your outdoor adventures, gain followers, make new friends, and express yourself in a way you never have before!

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Dig Into Your Game Closet (Or Whip Out The Camera)

Your own home might just have the gold mine of activities you’ve been looking for!

Break out the board games and have a game night. Who said you had to play them indoors? The great outdoors is just as fun!

When was the last time you watched you made a video? I bet the kids would LOVE to make a video of their favorite things about your town, your home, and even your family! It’s a great way to show off what your family was like this year!

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DIY For Free With Outdoor Finds

Pinterest is a remarkable resource for finding fun DIY things you can make for FREE using things you find around your home.

The outdoors is the best place to start finding stuff to craft with!

Then, find the glitter and decoupage some folders, or staplers in your home and get crafting!

Essentially you want to create something out of the materials you already have on hand with the stuff you’ve found outdoors.

Simple crafts using yarn, fabric, and embroidery floss can create beautiful masterpieces, and, who knows, you might even end up with an item you can give as gifts for Christmas or potentially sell to make some money!

It’s these no-spend activities that get your creative juices going and help you to relax, unwind, and help to renew your creative side.

 

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Make A Time Capsule

Wouldn’t it be fun to spend some time putting together a time capsule? One of my favorite kinds of time capsules is for your kids!

Take pictures, old toys, and anything else creative that you can think of that speaks to your kid’s childhood.

Or head to the beach to collect sand, shells, and greenery. And don’t forget to take pictures too!

Have your children participate in putting everything together and bury it in the backyard.

When they turn eighteen, unearth the time capsule and enjoy reliving all the memories together!

As you can see, there are plenty of free outdoor activities near me and you that are available to you while you’re on a no-spend challenge. 

If you just get a little creative, there are wonders all around you that will get you out of the house and having a ton of fun!

As you can see, there are are many free outdoor activities that don’t cost any money at all.

Plus, once you start to find no spend activities to add to your list, you keep finding new ideas with just a little imagination.

And, with these free activities for families fun, you won’t even realize that you aren’t spending any money at all.

 

YOUR TURN: Can you think of any other free outdoor activities near me and you might like to do during a no-spend challenge? Let me know in the comments below!

Free Activities To Keep You Busy During A Spending Freeze Challenge
Free Activities To Keep You Busy During A Spending Freeze Challenge
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