Sunday, 30 August 2009

Families affected by the recession

family in recession - Low Cost Ways To Have Fun

Recession does not mean boredom for your family. You do not have to slump down at home trying to sleep the recession away; families in recession can still have fun - together.

Here are some recession proof ways to keep your family entertained without putting a a strain on your budget.

Recession proof family – Low Cost Way to Have Fun and Have Food

Gardening is one of the most productive and yet less-costly ways to entertain oneself. If you have the kids helping, you can double the fun. Just as long as you do not use high-maintenance, which are also usually expensive plants, you can have a ball growing vegetables and fruits that you can also use to make your own meals. This means more recession proof savings for your family!

Give Support to your local sports team

Kids enjoy watching sports. Support your local sports team by adding yourself and your kid as part of its seated cheering squad.

Partake in community events

Your local local colleges, city bulletin boards, newspaper listings, and libraries usually post special entertainment events that you can attend for free.

Host a Garage Sale

It’s high time to get rid of your old bags that only gather dust in your closet; many families in recesion are hosting their own garage sales. A garage sale is not just a way to earn you extra money, it can be highly entertaining, too. Getting the whole family to participate, from gathering the items, pricing and selling them can be very rewarding.

Go camping in your backyard

You do not need to travel miles to be able to enjoy camping. Your backyard can be one cheaper and less-stressful place to have camping with your family or friends. Just make sure to make the ambience conducive to camping. If you want, you can even invite your neighbors and friends to join in the fun.

Invest in annual passes

Amusement and water parks usually offer annual tickets that do not cost much. Take advantage of these offers if your family is into this type of entertainment.


Sing to your heart's content

If you do not have a karaoke microphone, you can borrow from your friends. There is also an online version of karaoke that you can also use as a form of free evening entertainment.

Start playing online games
There are millions of free online games that you can enjoy with your kids. Whether you want to play word games or puzzle games, the variety of online games is endless.

Have family fun days

The effects of recession on families; mean that many now play scrabble, go camping in their backyards as a from of enterntainment.

Other forms of fun inclued; watching online videos, setting a regular family day doing these simple and yet fun activities will condition your family to look forward to less-expensive ways of having fun. It’s a great way to bond with your family members, as well.