Even though it’s the dead of winter and your bank account may be suffering from the slow economy, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. In fact, sometimes the best things in life are free. Try these ideas for low-cost family entertainment.
Visit a museum or art gallery. Many offer free admission or special discount days.
Make your own Valentine candy. Your sweetheart will thank you. Try this great recipe!
Family fun night. Pull out the board games, cards, and puzzles and have a blast!
Popcorn and a movie. Turn the lights down and enjoy a home theater experience. And don’t forget the popcorn!
Visit the library. Get a library card, and take advantage of the books, magazines, videos, and CDs available at your local library. Also check the library calendar for special events they host each month.
Bake cookies. Get the whole family involved to make your favorite cookies, then sit around the table and enjoy them with a glass of milk! Try these tasty recipes:
Make crafts. Help children cut out paper snowflakes. Pull out the crayons and coloring books. Make a collage from magazine photos. Use your imagination — the possibilities are endless!
Potluck party. Invite friends over and have them bring their favorite dish. There is nothing like a mid-winter social to lift the spirits!