As the long, hazy days of summer stretch ahead, it can prove challenging to find fun summer activities for your kids and yourself that keep everyone happy and occupied without breaking the bank.
SageVest Kids’ extensive list of free activities offers interesting ideas everyone can enjoy, whatever your age. Enjoying free activities with your kids, partner, friends, or other family members is a great way to spend quality time together. Free activities not only save you money, but also demonstrate that fun doesn’t always have to come with a dollar sign attached.
Free Activities for All Ages
Younger children often enjoy simple activities, like building a blanket fort, flying a kite, or feeding the ducks. Older kids might enjoy making a movie, hosting a tea party, or creating their own comic books. For the whole family, check local listings for free movie nights, concerts, or educational events sponsored by community organizations. Even some retailers like Michael’s and Home Depot offer free or low-cost skills workshops. Libraries and museums are great resources for free activities too.
Free Activities in DC
Opportunities abound for free activities in Washington, DC! Spend the day exploring the many free memorials, monuments, and museums our nation’s Capital has to offer. Well-known examples include the Lincoln Memorial (find the secret ‘I Have A Dream’ step!), the Vietnam War Memorial, or the Smithsonian National Zoo. For fewer crowds, try the FDR Memorial, the National Post Museum, or the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.
Whether you live in Washington, DC, or are planning a visit this summer, check out our list of free activities in DC.
Free Activities in MD
There are lots of free activities in Maryland to consider, both during summertime and year-round. Some are well-known, like Baltimore’s Museum of Art and The Walters Art Museum. Others offer less familiar destinations for free outings in Maryland e.g., exploring one of our nation’s newest National Parks, dedicated to Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad, or visiting the National Security Agency’s National Cryptological Museum and Vigilance Park.
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Free Activities in VA
The state motto is ‘Virginia is for lovers’ … of everything and anything! From mountains, beaches and farms, to history, art and more, there are plenty of free activities in Virginia. If you love the outdoors, visit Colonial Beach for sea and sand, or hike the shady wooded trails of tiny Teddy Roosevelt Island. If you prefer indoor activities, try the National Museum of the Marine Corps, or the National Air & Space Museum’s satellite site in Chantilly, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Free activities help illustrate that value isn’t always related to money, that saving can be fun, and that small changes in daily activities and routines can quickly add up to smart money outcomes, for adults and kids alike.
Beyond free activities, there are plenty of other opportunities to nurture financial literacy skills for your kids during the summer months. Organizing a lemonade stand, helping with age-appropriate chores, accepting small neighborhood jobs such as pet sitting, or even formal seasonal employment for teens like working as a lifeguard, all offer direct ways to teach your kids about money, work ethic, taxes, helping others, and more.
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