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8 Cheap/free things to do with kids when the weather is crappy

1.  Go to the library
2.  Head to a pet store to watch the fish (this is a 2 year old tested activity in our house!)
3.  Spend time at the feed store when they get a shipment of baby chicks and bunnies.  There is a certain little dude in my house who adores this activity.
4.  Find a community center that offers playgroups.  In Seattle when it’s raining oh, about every freaking day, going to the park isn’t always a possibility.  There is a community center near my aunt’s that offers 3 hours of play and activities for $3.
5.  Cover your table with a sheet, unwrap cheap bars of soap and give you kiddos butter knives.  We used to do this when it was pouring outside.  Soap carving was the coolest thing when I was little!
6.  Build a giant fort in the living room.  Have a picnic in the fort.
7.  Head in to a dark room with a flashlight.  Shadow puppets!
8.  Call up a friend with kids and invite them over/invite yourself over for a play date.

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2 comments on “8 Cheap/free things to do with kids when the weather is crappy”

  1. thank you for posting to the frugal tuesday tip everyone has great ideas.

  2. Great list! Thanks for linking up to the Frugal Tuesday Tip.