Ten Interesting Things You Can Do ANYWHERE for Free, or Next to Nothing

October 17, 2012 | By

Ten Interesting Things You Can Do ANYWHERE for Free, or Next to Nothing

  1. Take a leisurely stroll around your own neighborhood. Ask someone to join you, if you like. Look for the little (or big) things that some of your neighbors are doing to make a prettier picture out of their yard and house. If any of your neighbors are out in the yard, stop to chat. Introduce yourself, if you do not know them. If they seem too busy to talk, compliment their work as you walk by.
  2. Go buy a 50-cent pack of seeds and plant some flowers, or veggies.
  3. Call your mother, or father, or a relative, or elderly friend (or write them an old-fashioned, hand-written letter mailed with a stamp!), or take them out to lunch.
  4. Visit the nearest public library and choose something to research, like a dream vacation, dream job, dream house, or dream project.
  5. Ask a family member or friend to play a board or card game with you.
  6. On a nice day, ask a young family member or friend to accompany you to do one or more of the following: (1) Fly a kite, glider, or paper airplane (2) Walk a dog, (3) Throw a ball or frisbee, (4) Squirt each other with Silly String, (5) Have a picnic, (6) Get an ice cream cone, snow cone, or popsicle, (7) Skip rocks at a lake or pond, (8) Look for pretty flowers.
  7. Choose one of the books from that pile by your bed, and devote a weekend afternoon to reading a few chapters. If the weather is nice, go to a park or college campus to read. Reading outside on a college campus makes you feel smarter and better read!
  8. Go hiking, driving, or bike riding in the country. Don’t forget to take a map!
  9. Dig out a cookbook and make something from scratch for dinner or dessert. If you don’t have a cookbook, call your mother or grandmother and ask her for an easy recipe!
  10. On a sunny day with puffy white clouds, find a grassy place to lie on your back and watch the clouds float by. Find clouds that look like things…or just let your mind drift. Doing this with a young kid is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

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