Summer Activities for Families on a Budget
Now that summer has arrived, it may not be long before you hear someone complain that they’re bored. One of the most challenging tasks that every parent has to master is providing leisure activities to everyone in the family even with a limited budget. It’s even more difficult if you have kids of different ages because it would take a lot of time and mental energy on your part to come up with fun activities that would appeal to every preschooler, teenager, or adult in the family.
Some Summer Activities for Families on a Budget
You’ll need to be intentional about planning frugal trips or outings because if you’re not, you’ll find yourself spending more money than you originally intended. With Veteran Car Donations’ list of summer activities for families on a budget, you’ll be surprised at how you can fill your summer days with opportunities to have fun with the kids—without having to break the bank! Take a look at this:
- Water balloon fight with a twist
What’s the best way to cool down when the weather heats up? A water balloon fight—with a twist! All you have to do is to head down to the dollar store to snag a few balloons and some food coloring that you can add to the water. Participants in this contest must wear white shirts.
You can invite your neighbors and friends to join. Once everything is set up, you can divide up into teams before you go crazy! Brace yourselves for explosions of colors and a whole lot of laughs!
- Go for a picnic
Instead of ordering delivery food or hitting the drive-thru, why don’t you take the whole family outdoors to have a picnic in one of the local parks? Aside from the fact that the fresh air will do you good, you’ll also get to enjoy a fun meal together with your family. You can also take your family to the countryside and enjoy an exploration trip.
- Family Olympics
You can never go wrong with an afternoon spent sweating it out with the family. You can get creative with your selection of events for your Family Olympics. For example, you can hold a jumping contest to see who can jump the farthest, a running competition, or a staring contest for those who aren’t up for a physically demanding competition.
- Visit a museum
A trip to the local museum would be an awesome idea if you’re in the mood to see interesting things while you learn and have fun. You can find a lot of museums that offer free or cheap admission days throughout the summer.
- Have a backyard campout
Pick a weekend to have your tent pitched (or you may want to sleep under the stars), the air mattress blown up, and your favorite snacks packed for a backyard campout with the whole family. You can swap ghost stories while roasting your marshmallows over a campfire.
Donate a Vehicle to Help Needy Veterans
While enjoying outdoor activities with your family this summer, spare a thought for our former servicemen and servicewomen who can’t enjoy the fun that summer brings like the way you do because of the difficulties they face in their daily lives. These are our veterans who are suffering from service-connected disabilities, mental health issues, lack of jobs, and homelessness due to poverty.
You can easily provide them meaningful assistance by donating your old and unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’re the online vehicle platform for reputable IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to uphold the interests of our nation’s unsung heroes. Our charity partners use the proceeds from the auction sale of your vehicle to provide deserving veterans with mortgage-free and specially adapted homes, free mental health care, employment opportunities, job training, transitioning assistance, tutoring support, education scholarships, financial assistance, life skills training, counseling, and many other benefits.
You will also benefit from your vehicle donation since this will entitle you to claim a top tax deduction in the next tax season. Aside from this, you’ll also get to enjoy our free pickup and towing services and our smooth, quick, and no-paperwork donation process.
It doesn’t matter if you’re donating a vehicle that’s no longer in tiptop shape because we accept nearly all kinds and types of vehicles regardless of their age, mileage, and condition. You can also make your donation wherever you are in the United States since we have vehicle donation programs in all 50 states.
To get started, you only need to fill out our secure online donation form or call us at 877-594-5822 and we’ll handle everything else for you.
Extend a Helping Hand to Our Heroes
Let’s show our nation’s heroes that they’re not forgotten. Call us at 877-594-5822 and transform their lives with your car donation!