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Summer is winding down for many families across the US. We’ve already been in school for a few weeks, but I know some of my friends in other areas are just getting started. If you’re one of those friends, you may be looking for some family friendly end of summer bucket list activities. I’ve got some great ideas that are guaranteed to finish your summer on a high note without costing you a pretty penny.
End of Summer Bucket List Activities for Families
If you’re vacationed out, don’t worry! This list of fun family activities has your budget, and your sanity, in mind. As you prepare to get back to the school routine, have one last go at these summer bucket list activities for families.
First, take advantage of the great outdoors before the weather changes! In my neck of the woods, it’s still plenty hot. Go on a family hike in your local park. Have a water gun fight. Run through the sprinkler or hit up the local pool one last time. Whatever activity you choose, get outside a do it!
Family Movie Night
After spending the day outside, bring it on it for family movie night. Thanks to our $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data◊ plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile, we get a free VUDU** movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each month we renew our service. Since the movie is free, the only cost for our family movie night is for the snacks! Make it extra special by letting everyone pick their favorite snack to munch on or building a blanket fort for the kids to watch from.
Discover Your City
Another low cost activity is to pretend your a tourist in your own town. That museum you’ve always wanted to visit? Plan to spend a few hours there. That new restaurant that just opened? Eat there for lunch. Don’t let cool things in your city pass you by just because you live there. Far too often, amazing things are happening just down the street, and we let them pass us by because we aren’t paying attention.
With school swiftly approaching, it doesn’t hurt to get kids back into the mindset of learning. One of the easiest ways to teach kids without forcing a school-like experience is through apps. What kid doesn’t love apps? We are especially fond of the Toca series of apps. Some a free while others cost, but all are fun and educational. Because we saved money with our no contract, no activation fee Walmart Family Mobile plan, we could splurge a little more on great apps that entertain and sneak in a little learning while they’re at it.
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing.
Keep It Simple
My girls aren’t babies anymore (someone hold me!), but they still love simple joys in life. Each summer, we buy new sidewalk chalk and let them go to town on our driveway, sidewalk or front porch. Bubble wands are also still a big hit at their age, believe it or not. Whatever you do, keep it simple. Sometimes, those moments are the best memories.
Capture It All
I’ve talked about my favorite apps before, so I won’t rehash that post, but I do want to remind you to capture it all. Even silly moments like my girls narrating their day in a funny voice are great memories to have. We spend a lot of time talking negatively about technology, but I am grateful for the way it helps me keep every day memories intact.
Using our new Walmart Family Mobile plan, powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network, has helped my family maximize our summer fun budget and spend more time together. The $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data◊ plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile, was so easy to start, and having all that data was so helpful during all of our summer travels. Have your kids gone back to school yet? How are you planning some end of summer fun before everyone gets back to the grind? Share your fun ideas with me in the comments!