FriYAY! Affordable Summer Weekend Activities!




We’ve made it.

And for all my weekend workers (been there), you’re making money when we’re spending it…think of it that way!

Since I’m a big “cheap-o”, I love to find fun things to do for less money. Don’t get me wrong… I understand, sometimes you need to spend some $$ to have amazing memories. But you don’t need to be dropping the big $$ all the time!

That’s where I come in! I’ll drop some ideas on what to do, and save money!

If you haven’t already, go check out my Broke Girls Guide to Budgeting — Free Budget Template and see how you can budget your paychecks out!

I’ll have lists for every type of adventure!

  • Adults/Dates
  • Kids
  • Kids with Special Needs
  • Pet friendly


  • Go to farmers markets! There are tons everywhere during the summer. Take your pup, children, friends, hubs, or wife!

If you’re not sure if there’s a farmers market near you,CLICK HERE, and type in your zip code at the top to find what’s around you!

  • Check your local museum or zoo! Sometimes they have FREE days, where you don’t spend anything for admission.
  • Go to the beach! Have a sand castle building contest.
  • Play “People Watching Bingo”

Go to a busy busy place, sit down, and play! Create your own cards! But make sure you’re being nice. The world doesn’t needs more rude people. Look for people with tattoos, wearing silly clothing, some one walking backwards, etc! CLICK HERE to download a free printable Bingo card!

An example of a People Watching Bingo Card
  • Play Snap Chat hide and seek
  • Gotta Catch ‘Em All! Play Pokemon GO and see how many Pokemon you can catch! Make it a game.
  • Play Snap Chat hide and seek
  • Make a relationship/family time capsule
  • Go geocaching
  • Have a cooking competition! Who can make the best dish out of whatever is in the fridge
  • Volunteer at a pet shelter and walk adorable dogs! Pet super sweet cats!

CLICK HERE to find a pet shelter near you!

  • Binge Netflix! Buy candy, pop corn, alcohol, pop, ice cream, etc. Get in your PJ’s and watch Netflix
    • Make a spin of it and play drinking games with your shows!

CLICK HERE, for Pinterest ideas of Netflix binge watching drinking games

  • GO EYE BOMBING!! Seriously this is the most fun thing ever!

CLICK HERE, to find out what eye bombing is!!!!!

  • Play a Horror Film drinking game! That way you guys can get all personal and snuggly

CLICK HERE, to see what to do!

  • Take a car ride
  • Go to a new town and pretend to be obnoxious tourist
  • Lawn Twister


  • Take a bike ride through a forest preserve
  • Go to the fair
  • Bonfires! Can’t go wrong
  • Arcades
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Side walk chalk. Get creative and take pictures!
  • Free outdoor concerts/plays


  • Water ballon fight!
  • Water Balloon Piñata! Let me repeat…WATER BALLOON PINATA!

CLICK HERE to see how!

  • Host a summer camp for all your kiddo’s friends
  • Make some ice cream!
  • Go to the beach and build sand castles
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Go out for a picnic
  • Hop in the pool and do some of thesePOOL GAMES
  • Why stop the learning during summer, play Go Fish with catching letters/numbers/and alphabet sounds
  • Get your DIY on, and create some art! Visit my Pinterest board: Arts And Crafts
  • Go to the FREE museum/zoo days
  • Build a fort if it’s to hot outside
  • Family water gun fight
  • Build a race track in the back yard! See what those bikes can do
  • Paint with edible paint!
  • Play spray bottle freeze tag
  • Go on a BUG HUNT. Get $1 mason jars
  • Once the sun goes down, look at all the star constellations
  • Camp in the back yard
  • Paint a cardboard house
  • Make a wall mural
  • Make some Granola Bar Bites!
  • Play with water beads
  • Wash the car
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • I Spy scavenger hunt
  • DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint
  • Collect rocks and paint them! Make pet rocks!


  • Make some fun sensory art projects! Visit my Pinterest board: Arts and Crafts
  • Go to the FREE museum/zoo days
  • Paint with edible paint!
  • Play with water beads! **CAUTION**can be put in mouth, and can choke
  • I Spy scavenger hunt
  • Go to the library and pick fun books
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Play hopscotch. It gets them involved in groups!
  • Out door Tic-Tac-Toe. Get your chalk and make a large Tic-Tac-Toe board and use anything as markers
  • Get them moving with an OUTDOOR OBSTACLE COURSE
  • Play with bubbles!
  • Go on a nature walk! Have them tell you what they see, hear, feel, smell, and taste!
    • You can even make it a scavenger hunt
  • Watch the clouds and have them describe what they see
  • Make a recipe!
  • Get them exercising with Kid Yoga
  • Color Hunt Scavenger Hunt
  • Learn some science with Oil & Water 


**Be a smart pet owner! Don’t take your dog (s) places they’ll be fearful or, or will be aggressive. Alway’s have a leash on you with poopy bags** (There

  • Visit your local dog park! Make sure you have all appropriate tags

CLICK HERE to see where there is a dog park near you

  • Take them swimming! Make sure they love to swim and CAN swim. You don’t want to make them fearful of the water. BRING STICKS/BALLS/ANYTHING TO FETCH!


**Make sure stores near you participate. Certain store owners have their own rules. Also, make sure your pup is well behaved in public.

I hope these list helps! Let me know your ideas and what you do for affordable summer fun! 

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27 thoughts on “FriYAY! Affordable Summer Weekend Activities!

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  1. This is really an amazing list of activities! I’ve never heard of people watching bingo before and that sounds interesting. Also so great how you included special needs children as well as pets.

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  2. Wow! What a list. So many ideas and very original too. Loads of things I’ve never really thought of doing. I love the people watching bingo idea and cooking competition. I might give those a go this weekend.

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  3. So many ideas, I’m overwhelmed with the possibilities!!! I love how a lot of these are free or super affordable or DIY types of activities because my biggest problem is always spending too much money when the weekend comes!

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  4. It’s so thoughtful you included people with special needs and/or pets. I would really try the outdoor twister because the weather is pretty good now but you shared so many good ideas, good job! 🙂

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