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5 Budget-Friendly Activities Nannies Can Do With Their Families

Victoria Jimenez

If you're a nanny or a family that works with one, you might be looking for some fun yet affordable activities for the kids. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly activities that nannies can do with the kids they watch. From visiting the park to making homemade ice cream, nannies can have plenty of fun with the kids without breaking the bank.

Here are five budget-friendly options for kids who receive nanny services:

1) Visit the park

Parks are a great place to take kids for some fresh air and exercise. Most parks have playgrounds that kids can enjoy, and many also have picnic areas where you can pack a lunch. Depending on where you live, you may also be able to do other activities at your local park, such as:

  • Disc golfing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Barbecuing with on-site grills

Some parks even host free concerts and events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for those in your area.

2) Make homemade ice cream

Ice cream is often a hit with kids, and making it at home is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy together. Plus, if you have kids with allergies or other dietary restrictions, you can customize your sweet treats to meet their needs. For example, you can make nondairy ice cream with frozen bananas, almond milk, and strawberries.

3) Host a movie night

Have a blast watching your favorite films during a relaxing movie night. You can make popcorn and snacks for the kids to enjoy during the film so the experience rivals the movie theater. If you have a projector, you can even turn the living room into a makeshift theater. For added fun, you can discuss the movie afterward or have the kids reenact their favorite scenes.

4) Have a picnic

Picnics are a great way to spend time outdoors with the kids, and you can have one at home or a nearby park. Preparation is easy — just pack some sandwiches, healthy snacks, and drinks for everyone to enjoy. If you want to make the picnic extra special, you can bring a blanket and some colorful plates and cups.

5) Go on a nature walk

Nature walks are a great way to explore your surroundings and get some exercise. If you live near woods or trails, you can take the kids on a hike and teach them about different plant and animal species. If you don't have access to nature trails, you can still take a walk around your neighborhood or local park.

No matter what budget-friendly activity you choose, nannies can have plenty of fun with the kids they watch without spending a lot of money.

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I have always been the kind of mom who wants to stay home with her kids, but after we purchased a home, I realized that was not going to happen. We simply couldn't afford for me to stay home full time, and I knew that I needed to find a different way to support our family. I was able to find a great job doing what I loved, and it was incredible to get out in public and start working with adults again. To care for my kids, I started looking into child care. It was a little bit of a learning curve understanding the process, so I made this blog totally dedicated to child care.