Whoever said that learning is not fun? There are so many cheap ways to have fun with the kids and teach them simultaneously. Learning together makes for bright kids and fond memories.
The local library is the best place to begin. Books provide a wealth of information. Libraries offer free workshops and storytelling classes on top of the books, DVD movies, and magazines available. Bring home the books and movies to last for weeks of educated entertainment. Think of the money you can save on rental fees and purchase costs for these materials. And don't forget, you get free access to the internet at the library!
Bring your children to a museum and take them to uncovering fun facts. Most cities have a few museums exhibiting an ample range of subjects including history and art. Some museums offer interactive exhibits with cool looking videos. You can visit these museums often and see something different each time. Kids usually get inside the museums for free if accompanied by the adults. Save money by taking them to learn at the museum.
County or State Fairs are also filled with fun learning. Many free shows are given each day. They can be quite informative and include never before seen technology such as cars. You will definitely see unique things here. Check the fair’s website for particular days when children get in free.
Enroll your child in special classes such as art, dance, music or sports. Let the child’s interests become a guide to acquire a new skill. Many of these classes are held at community colleges or community centers and are free, and if not pretty cheap.
Teach your children some board games. These games can still be family favorites and cost nothing to play provided you purchase the game board but a one-time purchase is worth it. Imagine the days to come on the fun the kids will have. They can stay indoors saving you time and money. Invite the neighborhood kids and have fun. Games can be like chess, checkers, monopoly, scrabble, pictionary, etc. There are so many. Each is educational and fun!