Living in the state of Georgia is a financial blessing, it’s not difficult for my family to find free ways to have fun with the kids each weekend. In addition to the many ways to have fun there’s also this amazing thing about our weather. Don’t leave me yet, I’ve not gone crazy. You see, we are blessed with hot and humid weather. Don’t see the blessing yet? Y’all, we aint got no snow! We have amazing wildlife here because of that and sometimes that wildlife is an animal! Our kids get to see lizards, snakes, birds, deer and so many other creatures just by playing in their backyards. Georgia may not be one of the most well to do states financially but that’s okay, because we know how to have fun and we want our kids to have fun. We also know how to keep it down to earth and let’s be real, we want our kids to keep good heads on their shoulders. That’s why I’m sharing 30 good ole fashion and free ways to have fun with your kids in the state of Georgia.
Don’t live in Georgia? That’s okay, there’s still plenty of free ways to have fun with your kids also!
30 Free Ways To Have Fun With The Kids This Weekend In Georgia
1.Visit The Local Park
Georgia has taken great pride in it’s many parks over the years. Depending on where you live you may find that you have as many as 5 to 6 parks within just a few miles of your house. This is a blessing. Each park is different, some have swings and slides while others are simply there for baseball purposes. Either way, a park is a great way to start your weekend. The kids will love the fact you thought to take them and your wallet will thank you as well.
2.Go For A Hike
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is just one of the many places where you can spend your day hiking. Afterwards you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the mountain and even sit down for a picnic. Of course there’s plenty of fun to be had at the bottom of the mountain as well.
3.Visit A Local Museum
Perhaps you thought that all museums were boring that the kids wouldn’t like them. Think again! Georgia has this real nerdy thing going on, we know that learning needs to be fun. Marietta Fire Museum is one of the coolest small museums that you will ever go to. Best yet, it’s free!
4.Camp In The Back Yard
Do you have a tent? What about a sense of adventure? This is a great way to make memories with the kids, I just hope you don’t freak out before they do!
5. Put On A Fashion Show
No sense of adventure? That’s okay, you can stay inside with the kids and put on a silly fashion show together. The key here, be silly. Silly is fun.
6. Spend Time Coloring Together
Maybe you have an artist at home? Spending time with your child coloring may not seem like a big deal to you, but it could be the best thing you’ve done in a while according to them.
7. Bake and Decorate A Cake Together
Kids love baking and decorating! What better way to have fun this weekend then to pull out that box of cake mix you’ve had in the pantry. Or even the box of brownies, your kids will love you for it and you’ll get to eat the yummy goodness!
8. Take A Class Together
Companies like Michaels and Home Depot each have classes that the kids can take part in. Often times it’s simply a matter of showing up to take them and since they are typically first thing on a Saturday morning it’s not very often that the classes are crowded.
9. Go Fishing
So unless you already have the fishing license and gear this one may actually cost you a hefty amount of money. However, if you do happen to own the gear or know someone who does and you already have a fishing license then this is a wonderful way to spend an entire day making memories with the kids.
10. Have A Hula Hooping Contest
Yep, that’s right. A hula hooping contest! Have you ever had one? Kids love hula hoops and they don’t cost much money at all. See who can keep their hula hoops up the longest. Your kids will think seeing you wiggle your hips to keep that hoop up is the funnies thing ever. They may even be right! 😉
11. Plant A Garden Together
A garden is a gift that keeps on giving back. It’ll be a lot of hard work at first but it’ll be worth it and the entire family will find harvesting the crops to be enjoyable. Not to mention, this is a great way to help a picky eater overcome some of those picky eating habits.
12. Wash The Car
“Hey kids! Want to have some fun? Go clean my car.” Life doesn’t get much sweeter than that, does it?
13. Play With Sidewalk Chalk
Chances are you have a mound of sidewalk chalk collecting at your house. Sit outside together and make some art on your driveway together! Check out these 5 ways to have fun with sidewalk chalk.
14. Play In The Water
Living in the south is wonderful, we get to play in the water almost all year round! You could pull out the water hose or go to the nearest lake!
15. People Watch
One of the fondest memories I have with my father is the time we sat down together in the mall and watched people as they walked by. We secretly made up conversations based on what it was that we thought they were saying. That’s good cheap fun right there!
16. Window Shop
Speaking of the mall, when was the last time you went window shopping. You may be feeling a little down on yourself for the lack of funds in the bank account but take this time to turn that into some positive memories with the kids. Teach them how to window shop. Don’t let the mood get you down either, this is a great lesson!
17. Ride A Bike
Okay busy momma, when was the last time you got up on a bicycle? Do your kids know how to ride a bike?
18. Visit The Walking Trail
Going to the local walking trail is a great way to stretch the weekend. You could use this time to go on a nature scavenger hunt with the kids or if they don’t know how to ride a bike you could teach them.
19. Get Books From The Local Library
The local library is a financial blessing! There’s story time, lego time, and even movie nights! Check out what your local library has going on, you might even be able to score free tickets to Zoo Atlanta for the entire family!
20. Play baseball
Georgia is full of local baseball fields. Pick a time that you think there’s not a game going on and take the kids. Or, if you are up for watching little league you could even bring them during game time!
21. Play basketball
Do you have a basketball? Take it outside and shoot some hoops. No way to play basket ball where you live? Most local parks have courts that are open to the public.
22. Play Soccer
Georgia even has soccer parks! Of course you don’t need to go to a park to kick a ball around in your back yard.
23. Play Frisbee
Speaking of back yard, have you ever played frisbee with the kids? Now is the time to do so!
24. Visit Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
Maybe you were hoping for something a little bit more exciting this weekend than just frisbee. Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove has a free self guided tour option!
25. Play In The Fountains At Centennial Olympic Park
I don’t have to tell you where these are do I? Bring the sunblock, a swimsuit and a change of clothes. Don’t forget to get in there with the kiddos!
26. Visit The Fernbank Science Center
Admission to the Science Center is free and so is the parking. There are paid features inside but you can still have plenty of fun here with the kids, for free!
27. Anna Ruby Falls
Georgia has some beautiful water falls, Anna Ruby Falls is just one of many. Located in White County Anna Ruby Falls has free options for the family.
28. The Museum of Aviation
Have you ever been here? The Museum of Aviation is a must see for every Georgia resident! Whether you have young kids, old kids, boys or girls there is something here to entertain the entire family. Even if you did have to pay (which you don’t) this would be a must visit place!
29. Amicalola Falls
Water falls are always breath taking but Amicalola Falls is one of the most awe inspiring ones to visit. Tucked away this waterfall requires a bit of a hike, the good news is they have stairs built in for you!
30. Daunt Trails Nature Center
You may have never heard of Dauset Trails before but thanks to the animals, you’ll soon be calling this hidden treasure one of your favorite places on earth!