When it comes to fun family activities that everyone loves, the following ideas are ideal. They require little preparation, offer endless entertainment, and help you create lifelong memories with your spouse and children. With nothing more than a big imagination required, you can do these activities with your family for free.

Go Geocaching
If you love treasure hunting, you’ll want to get in on the fun that geocaching offers. People from all over the world hide caches and provide a public list of coordinates to find them. While you’re out and about with your family, use a GPS tracker on your phone to locate the caches you seek. Some are filled with prizes while others come with a pencil and sheet of paper that you sign letting the owner of the cache know that you found it. You can also report the different caches you find online which lets other members in the geocaching community know that the locations are still active.

Be an Explorer in Your Own City
How many times have you really explored the city you live in? With cameras in hand, ask your children to play the role of observer. Tell them to shoot photos of anything that interests them. You can either buy each child a disposable camera with the intention of getting the pictures developed or have them use their phones (if they have one) to document their day. Once everyone’s pictures are developed or uploaded to the computer, sit down and look through them as a family. You’ll get to see the world through the eyes of the people you love most.

Have a Family Movie Night
Instead of trekking to the theater, why not buy your favorite movies and have a movie night once a week? Some companies, like Pristine Sales, know that watching a movie can bring the whole family together. Pop some popcorn, kick up your feet, and enjoy a blockbuster hit with your spouse and kids. Their reaction to movie night is almost as good as the films you decide to show.

Create a Mini Waterpark in Your Backyard
Turn on the sprinkler. Fill up the pool with water and wet down the slip and slide. Your kids will have a blast outdoors during the warm weather. Best of all, it saves you from driving anywhere, paying for lunch at a restaurant, and dragging tired kids through a big parking lot after a day of fun and sun. They can have their friends over too without any additional costs for you.

As you can see, there are so many ways you and your family can have fun this summer. None of the ideas break the bank either. Enjoy the warmer weather and school break with your kids by offering them fun and adventure each and every day. It doesn’t take a lot to entertain your family. In fact, all that is needed is a little research and a whole lot of creativity.

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Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700