Bills Piling Up? 100 Activity Ideas (Part 1)

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:30am by

When the cost of living seems so high and the pile of bills seems never-ending, here is a list of 100 fun, inexpensive (or free) activities to do to keep you (and your family) entertained:

1. Go to the art museum or an art gallery
2. Bake and decorate cookies or cupcakes
3. Go to a local sports game
4. Hit some baseballs/softballs
5. Have a BBQ
6. Ride a bike
7. Blow bubbles
8. Blog
9. Play a board game
10. Start (or join) a book club
11. Visit the bookstore
12. Go bowling
13. Take a bubble bath
14. Build something
15. Go camping
16. Go for a canoe ride
17. Test drive your dream car
18. Play cards
19. Play catch
20. Catch fireflies
21. Take a class
22. Have a cocktail
23. Hang out at your local coffee shop
24. Color with crayons
25. Go watch an improv skit
26. Go to a concert (they do have free ones, you know)
27. Cook
28. Walk around the Plaza and look at the lights
29. Watch a movie on the lawn at Crown Center
30. Dance like no one is watching (because they aren’t)
31. Draw
32. Go for a drive
33. Go to the drive-in
34. Go to the farmers market
35. Walk around at First Fridays
36. Go fishing
37. Have fondue
38. Throw a frisbee
39. Garden
40. Ride go karts
41. Go golfing
42. Play miniature golf
43. Play horseshoes
44. Eat an ice cream cone
45. Ice skate
46. Listen to jazz
47. Jet ski/go tubing/ride in a boat
48. Journal
49. Rake and jump in the leaves
50. Karaoke