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4 Weeks of Frugal Family Fun: Free Movie & Kool-Aid Ice (Day 18)

We met Angie and her four children at the local movie theater for their Free Kid’s Movie showing today.

It was a wee bit crowded and noisy, but you can’t beat the price of free!

We headed over to Angie’s house afterward and she made Kool-Aid Ice with Sprite for the kids while we moms snacked on Fudge Babies.

Did you do something fun and frugal as a family today? If you blogged about it, I’d love for you to leave a link to your blog post below. Or, you can just tell us what you did in the comments.

Note: Since the purpose of this series is to encourage you to be intentional about fun in your home this summer, please only link up posts showing pictures/sharing details of fun things you did as a family today (or within the last few days). Posts that do not adhere to these guidelines will be deleted in order to make it fair for those who are putting forth a lot of effort to participate in this challenge.

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  • Aja says:

    We went park hopping today and made cow masks for tomorrow.

  • margaret says:

    I don’t know how recently you changed this, but I just noticed that the search bar moved to the top of the page. I love it! I had the hardest time trying to find it before whenever I wanted to search for something.
    Just wanted to let you know that it was noticed and appreciated. 🙂

  • Angie Malan says:

    I love this series! I have three girls, 7, 2, and 7 months. We had an easter egg hunt indoors today. It was raining and they found the plastic eggs today while they were playing. I put little candies and pennies in them and hid them for them at rest time. They were very excited when they got up!

  • stacy says:

    Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying this series of posts! Thank you for creating it!

    I think you are only doing it for summer, but I would love to see it year around. Even if that means only once a month or so!

  • Carrie says:

    Wait, how did you manage to eat fudge babies without the kids getting them all? Did you hide in the closet? lol

  • We made newspaper boats….quick and easy. My children and I are loving your posts in this series. Having new and super easy and frugal activities is making our summer super!

  • Caroline says:

    We went to a baseball game tonight. The kids had free tickets that they earned from the library’s summer reading program. My husband and I had to pay $5 each, but it was a fun family activity. Afterwards we hit Dairy Queen for free cones, also from the library’s summer reading program! Looking forward to dressing like cows and getting free Chick Fil A tomorrow!

  • Marie says:

    We went to the free movie here on Wed. and then today we went to a local park that has a man made swim pond with filtered water. It’s so nice. The kids loved playing in the water and the sand.
    I am loving this series to! Thanks!

  • Joe says:

    That sounds like such a fun frugal outing! Well, for the kids. Babysitters should offer “special days” like these to a group of parents. If each parent chipped in $10 a kid, it’d be such a hit and the babysitter could easily make $20 an hour.

  • Charity says:

    My little munchkins made marshmallow structures today and then we made “s’more dip” with the marshmallows we’d been using. They’ve never had marshmallows before (we don’t buy packaged food) so this was quite the treat for them! 😉

  • Busy Mom says:

    Our library had a free Curious George activity today! They showed Curious George videos, had coloring activities for the kids to do while they watched, and even provided snacks!!

  • Lisa says:

    We went to kids night at the zoo (free if you are a member), very fun! Temp. tattoos, arts and crafts, free choc milk and we brought in our own dinner to eat while watching the animals.

  • Shelly says:

    We used watercolor pencil to make our own paint with water pictures. Looks like your kids had a great time at the movie. We will have to give the Kool-aid ice, it would probably make great snow cones too.

  • Lauren says:

    Does anyone know of any books that have all of these creative and frugal activities for kids? We are going to a birthday party this weekend for a 6 year old and these activities are totally up his alley. Thanks!

  • Emily says:

    I love the sprite/koolaid drink idea. Going to try that later with my kids. Does Angie have a blog? I have 4 kids also and love reading blogs of families with 4 or more kids. 🙂

  • My kids would love the ice cubes! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Jodi D. says:

    We had so much fun in the fountains yesterday! I think we may have to try the Kool Aid Ice for a treat today! Loving this series!

  • We had a spaghetti dinner and then cookies for desert. Nothing really out of the ordinary, but it’s been a while since I cooked real food so it seemed special! We’ve had a nice break from the heat.

  • Those Kool-Aid ice cubes look so good!

  • teresa says:

    I took my 16 month old son to a friend’s house for a playdate this morning. We splashed in her pool and we moms got to know one another btr. It was a simple, free outing, but Elijah had a blast.

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