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Recently I gave you quite a number of great ideas that were either free or very cheap to have a great time with family and friends. Here are more ideas to use on those nights when no one can come up with anything other than dinner and a movie but no one has the money to pay for it!

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  1. Many cities have great art galleries you can visit at no cost. Discuss the art and have fun enjoying it. If there is something you think is just too funny, wait until your outside before you burst into laughter or you might be kicked out.  
  2. Check out your local historical sights. Many are free.  
  3. Go to the park and swing on the swing set. Take turns pushing each other.  
  4. If it’s snowing, why not build a snowman?  
  5. Canoeing can be lots of fun and many state parks that have lakes rent the canoes, boats and paddleboats for very little money. Rent a boat for the day, get some exercise and make sure to pack a picnic lunch. Bring a kite to the park and fly kites and have a picnic.  
  6. Get involved in a fundraiser together.  
  7. Have a chili cook-off with your neighbors.  
  8. Have a snowball fight or in warmer weather a water fight.  
  9. Find a beautiful place to hike and go for a hike.
  10. Learn about the stars and constellations together.  
  11. Print some lessons for an instrument you have laying around your house and learn to play it together. Alternatively, if there is an instrument you have wanted to learn, check out your local garage sales and get a bargain then print lessons on the internet and learn it together.  
  12. Watch the Food Network or other cooking channels and learn to cook something together.  
  13. Set up a tent in your backyard and camp out. Or if it’s cold, build a tent in your living room, pop some popcorn, turn off the lights and pretend that you are camping. If you have a fireplace, build a “camp fire” and roast hot dogs and s‘mores over it.
  14. Painting together can be a lot of fun. Why not paint a picture together?
  15. Gardening is another fun activity and planting a garden (and planning it together) can be a great bonding experience.  
  16. Share some memories by putting all those pictures you’ve been waiting until you had some spare time into a photo album. Write memorable phrases below them and talk about the wonderful time you had.  It will the next best thing to being there.  
  17. Make plans for your dream house. Map it out and look through magazines to figure out what you would like to have in yours.  
  18. Sit under the stars with a nice cold drink and a cozy blanket.

Jaci Rae is known as The Queen of More Green. For more advice and money saving tips, please go too: [Link Removed]  where you will also find free gifts from Procter and Gamble.

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