Fifteen Free & Low-Cost Activities To Do With Your Kiddos

Fifteen Free & Low-Cost Activities To Do With Your Kiddos – I don’t know about you, but I think all of us need help finding free and low-cost activities to do with our kiddos this summer! If this sounds like you, we’ve got the scoop right here on Newsymom!

This informational campaign comes to you in partnership with the Stark County Community Action Agency.

Hey there families of Stark County! Summer is in full swing, and we know you’re on the lookout for fun, budget-friendly (or free) activities to keep those little ones entertained and engaged. Well, look no further! We’ve put together a fantastic list of fifteen activities that will make this summer one to remember without breaking the bank.

Fifteen Activities To Do With Your Kiddos:

  1. Nature Scavenger Hunts: Explore the great outdoors with nature scavenger hunts. Create a list of items like pinecones, leaves, and rocks for your kids to find. It’s a fantastic way to bond with nature and learn about the environment.
  2. Stark Library Adventure: The Stark Library is more than just books! They offer an array of exciting activities like storytime, craft workshops, and educational programs for kids of all ages.
  3. Picnic in the Park: Pack a delicious picnic and head to your local park. Enjoy some quality family time while basking in the beauty of nature.
  4. DIY Arts and Crafts: Get those creative juices flowing with DIY arts and crafts projects. From finger painting to making friendship bracelets, the possibilities are endless.
  5. Water Balloon Fight: Beat the heat with a thrilling water balloon fight in your backyard. It’s a fantastic way to cool off and have some good old-fashioned fun.
  6. Movie Marathon: Host a movie marathon featuring your kids’ favorite films. Make it extra special by creating a cozy fort with blankets and pillows.
  7. Science Experiments: Turn your kitchen into a lab and conduct fun science experiments. From making volcanoes to learning about gravity, your kids will have a blast.
  8. Visit Local Farmers Markets: Explore your local farmers markets, sample fresh produce, and support local businesses. It’s a great way to teach kids about healthy eating too! Every Wednesday, the North Canton Farmer’s Market is in full swing at the North Canton Civic Center from 3p-6p. Live music, food, and fresh produce, meats, bread, and honey are there every week!
  9. Stark Parks Events: Keep an eye on Stark Parks’ event calendar for family-friendly activities like guided hikes, wildlife spotting, and outdoor games.
  10. Bike Rides: Dust off those bikes and go for a family bike ride. Choose a scenic route and enjoy the summer breeze.
  11. DIY Obstacle Course: Set up a backyard obstacle course using household items like hula hoops, cones, and jump ropes. Time each other and see who can complete it the fastest!
  12. DIY Pizza Night: Let the kids unleash their inner chefs with a DIY pizza night. Provide a variety of toppings and watch as they create their culinary masterpieces. Want to make the process faster? Pick up some already prepped dough, toppings, and sauce from Dough Go’s in Canton! Their dough is ready for you and the kiddos to stretch, add your sauce and toppings, and bake. And let me tell you, Digiorno’s got NOTHING on how fresh your pizza will taste! *chef’s kiss*
  13. Storytelling Time: Encourage your kids to create their own stories and then have a storytelling session. You’ll be amazed by their imagination!
  14. Camping at Home: Pitch a tent in the backyard for a mini camping adventure. Roast marshmallows, stargaze, and make lasting memories.
  15. Visit your local museums! Did you know museums often change their exhibits, keeping the information fresh for you to visit again and again? Try visiting your local museums to spot the changes!

So there you have it, fifteen fantastic activities that will keep your kids entertained all summer long. From nature scavenger hunts to exploring the Stark Library and participating in Stark Parks events, there’s something for everyone. And remember, the Stark County Community Action Agency HUB is there to lend a helping hand to new and young mothers in need. Whether you need diapers, baby equipment, or transportation to the doctor’s office, they’ve got your back. Give them a call at (330) 454-1676 x. 153 to learn more about the assistance they can provide.

Have a wonderful and adventure-filled summer!

Melissa Klatt


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