Depending on the sport or activity, it may cost an arm and a leg to take part in it (and, sometimes, it feels like a rib and an eye too).
Many sports, on the other hand, can be played with little or no expensive gear, which makes them great for family trips. As entertainment and a good way to make money, they win. Here are just a few examples.
Skateboarding has been around since the 1950s. Its popularity has gone up and down over the years, but it wasn’t until recently that it was added to the Olympics. Surfing is fun for people of all ages, from 2 to 102, because there are so many affordable boards.
Skateboard on a flat surface like a driveway, sidewalk, or playground. Once you know how to do some tricks, you can go to a skate park. Use safety gear, such as a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.
2. Frisbee/disc golf
Frisbee golf is a game that can be played by two or more people, or by a large group. All you need is a disc or frisbee to play disc golf anywhere, like your own backyard, a nearby schoolyard, or a public park.
In fact, there are many public parks with courses where you can play disc golf for free. In terms of the rules, it’s a lot like golf. A tee, also called a starting line, is a stationary object from which golfers hit balls toward a target.
On a set course, disc catchers, which are often metal baskets, are used as goals. Laundry baskets or hula hoops could be used as goals in a game you make yourself. As in golf, there are usually nine “holes” or targets, and the goal is to get your disc into the hole with as few throws as possible.
Badminton is a great sport that can be played with two to four people. You can play games anywhere, with or without a net. All you need is a racquet and some birdies. You can practice your forehand and backhand strokes, and if you want, you can even keep score.
People who want to get better at organized play can take lessons or join a team at many schools. Some community recreation centers also offer recreational and team play at much lower prices than racquet clubs.
The World Cup of soccer is the pinnacle of sports. You can play with your family and friends in a backyard or playground with just a ball and a way to mark off a net.
Your child can learn the basics through a variety of fun activities. In the future, he or she may want to join a school team, a team at a community center, or a soccer league. Here’s when and how to get your child interested in sports.
Dance is a great way for kids to use their imaginations and develop physical skills like coordination, balance, and quickness. It can also be used in many other interesting ways to help children.
You can do great dance moves like jumping, skipping, and hopping at home, in a club, or at a party. Now more than ever, everyone can enjoy dancing because there are so many different styles.
Many community centers offer dance classes for kids and their parents at prices that aren’t too high.
Almost anyone can play basketball for a very small amount of time and money. Practice shooting, catching, dribbling, and passing the ball in your driveway or on the playground, with or without a net.
Visit a nearby school’s playground or recreation center to play with your kids or other people, or try out for a school team and use practices and games to get better.
Nature costs nothing at all. Ask your kids to help you figure out where to go hiking and what to bring with you. On walks, there are so many ways to have fun and be surprised. Get your kids to help you look for strange rocks or bugs.
Find things that represent each of the colors in the spectrum or the letters in the alphabet and turn it into a treasure hunt. Kids often climb up trees, jump over tree roots, and run up hills.
You can learn to swim for the rest of your life even if you’ve never taken lessons. The best way to make sure your child learns the skills they need to become a strong and confident swimmer is to sign up for classes at the local recreation center.
However, there are many things parents can do to help their children learn to swim on their own. The most important thing is that kids learn to like being in and around water and that they can swim well enough to stay safe in a pool, lake, or stream.
Visit your local recreation center if you want to take it to the next level. After kids have learned the skills they need, swimming is a great (and cheap) family activity.
Put on some sneakers and hit the streets. Running is a fun workout that can be done alone, with a group of friends, as a family, as part of a school team, or as part of an organized team. Watch out for shoes with laces that are too loose!
It’s important for kids to be active and learn new skills, but it doesn’t have to be expensive to do so.
Before you plan any events, make sure to double-check any local or provincial rules that say you can’t use public or private spaces for certain things.