Keeping the Kids Busy; the Free n’ Frugal Way



Amy Hannold,

247Moms.com Frugal Living Editor


Children of all ages, including adults, can find affordable ways to cure the “I’m bored’s”, this summer, without busting their budgets. Fun activities can be found online which will inspire fond memories and learning. Internet sites offer fun resources and a starting point to many new adventures.

Learning Can Be Fun:


DoverPublications.com – Sign up for their weekly FREE Sampler, which includes puzzles, art, reading and activities for all ages. Print out your choice, every week!

HighlightKids.com – All the fun of the childhood favorite, available to you (for free) online!

Nps.gov/archive/yell/kidstuff/scavhunt/index.htm: Kids of all ages can find an online tours, an alphabet book and scavenger hunt through Yellowstone Park.

Windowsintowonderland.org: Take an e-field trip through Yellowstone. Includes “Ask an Expert” and spectacular photos featured as you meet animals who call Yellowstone home.


Nationalgeographic.com invites you to online “Congo Trek” adventure and other fascinating experiences.


Creative Times:


Familyfun.go.com: Fun stuff for kids and fun family ideas. This is free online content from Family Fun Magazine, and more. Includes recipes, coloring pages, puzzles, crafts… all designed to keep your family having fun together all year long.


Kaboose.com: Kids crafts, online games, and information for parents. Offers free Kids Crafts & Activities e-newsletter.

Crayola.com: Join Crayola’s free Creativity Central community for 1,000+ coloring pages, craft ideas, online games, and an e-card creator.

Field Trips, Farm Tours, Farmers Markets and More:


Localharvest.org: Find family farms, farmers markets and other local food/farm information.

FieldTripFactory.com: Lists factory tours and field trips in your area.

Share your favorite learning places, online…. Where are you finding your learning and creative times?

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