Let’s be honest, kids these days have a lot of activities on their calendar. From sports to enrichment outings, to just going out to do something fun. Do they really need all of this? Some yes need to be kept busy, I had one, why not take them to the parks in your town instead of to outings that cost a lot. Instead of always getting the latest and greatest hot toy, why not give them paper and crayons. If money is tight you really can supply your kids with what need for very little money, it just takes some legwork and planning.