Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.

FUN, FRUGAL FAMILY ACTIVITIES

When you have a family of six, it isn’t always possible to do all of the fun stuff that the kids would like to do. But, we refuse to believe that we can’t find some activities that fit into our budget. We recently started the family fun jar, and we let the kids write 5-10 activities that they would to do as a family. Do you know the majority of the things that they listed were budget friendly!!

time is non-refundable. use it with intention.

 Living within our means is something that my husband is passionate about teaching our kids. So, we go to a movie only when it is a much watch on screen, and we only go to an inside trampoline park a few times a year. Those are not a weekly activity because they are very expensive family outings. There are many things that you can do frugally as a family that don’t cost much but are fun for everyone.

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5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.

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family time is the best time.

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1- Go to the park

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We have done this a few times, but the kids are so over playing on the slides and swing-set. So, we have brought bikes, played football, and we recently had a picnic and silly string fight. This is a free activity besides the snacks and silly string. The kids love it, and the entire family can participate.

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2- Play a game of  H-O-R-S-E

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This was a favorite of mine when I was a little girl. The kids love it as much as I did when I was their age. If you do not have an outside basketball goal. My kids also play inside with a NERF  basketball door goal. And, some parks do have basketball courts and goals. This is a free activity and fun for everyone.

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3- Go to the library

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This is another free activity. Our kids love to browse the book section for some good books to rent, and also, they love to rent classic cartoons or a classic movie. Local libraries usually have activities and book reading time too.

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4- Play cards, a board game or spice it up with a night of karaoke

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Who doesn’t love a good game of UNO or Go Fish?? We also have every board game out there, and we are about to introduce them to Scrabble. We have added karaoke to the mix, and they love to belt out their favorite songs. These are all free and entertaining for everyone.

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5- Go fishing

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This may not be for everyone, but once that first fish is caught, it becomes addicting and a game of who can catch the most fish. We have ponds all around us so this is an easy activity, and yes, it’s free. One of boys dig up the worms in the backyard which is another fun activity for them.

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I could list so many more activities, but I’ll just keep it at five for today. Hope that you are inspired as much as we are to get better at creating more family activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

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5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.

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Kids don’t remember their best day of television. Love your family. Spend time, be kind, and make no room for regrets.

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5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.5 fun frugal family activities that are great for that budget life. Read more to find out ways to have fun as a family without spending lots of money.

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Photos by Jen Menard 

Comments

  • Lynette
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    Great ideas! I agree that it is so important to live within your means and model that for your kids. Thanks for sharing!

    February 7, 2018
  • lydia
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    Such great ideas! All simple, but really fun things to do with your Kiddos! And loving all of these pictures, so cute!

    xo, Lydia

    February 7, 2018
  • Rach
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    These are great ideas! My family and I did a lot of these growing up and I always have the best memories associated with them!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    February 7, 2018
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    The simple things are always the best!

    February 7, 2018
  • Jessica
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    These are all such great ideas! We can’t wait to take Nathan to the zoo when it gets a little warmer!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    February 7, 2018
  • Laura Leigh
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    This is such a fun post!!! Adore your sweet little family.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    February 7, 2018
  • Alexandra
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    Love that “Kids don’t remember their best day of television.” So true. (This post makes me want to go buy some Silly String!)

    February 7, 2018
  • Danielle
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    You seriously have the cutest fam! Your kids look so happy 🙂

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    February 7, 2018
  • Shelby Back
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    these photos are precious! I love having a game night with friends or family!

    xo!
    Shelby

    February 7, 2018
  • Sandy
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    I agree family and quality time doesn’t have to mean spending alot. I love all the ideas espeically playing board games! It’s so interactive and a great way to have fun. And as the kids get older, you can get new ones for new challenges and learning too!

    February 7, 2018
  • Stephanie
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    Firstly: these photos have got to be the cutest family pictures I’ve ever seen! The silly string was a great idea. Secondly: these are such awesome suggestions for a fun time together – whether it’s for the whole family or even just a couple. Several of these are things my fiancé and I do on a regular basis!

    February 8, 2018
  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
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    I love all of these ideas! And all of these fun pictures look like you all had an amazing day together! Playing boardgames was one of my favorite family time moments growing up.

    February 8, 2018
  • Anna English
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    Love these quotes! I’ve never been fishing, but it sounds like something I’d enjoy!

    February 8, 2018
  • Ashley
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    These photos are so cute!! Such a sweet family!! These are great family activities!!

    February 8, 2018
  • Rachel
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    These are such fun ideas! Your family is too cute!

    February 9, 2018
  • Ruthie Ridley
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    This post made me so happy and inspired me to do something fun with the fam this weekend!!! LOVE YOUR FAM jam!! All styled to perfection too!!

    February 9, 2018

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