Photo gallery: 10 free and fun activites for kids

By Dee Van Dyk

10 great extracurricular activities that won't break the bank.

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Boredom busters for kids

Extracurricular activities can stress a family budget to its limits, but a little imagination and planning can provide fun and entertainment for your kids – for free!

To get the imagination ball rolling, check out these 10 ideas:

1. Outdoor games
Organize a game of street hockey or soccer and provide refreshments. Invite the neighbourhood – it's good way to get to know neighbours. Encourage the whole family to participate and make sure your "street" game is in a safe place, free from the danger of oncoming traffic and the neighbour's picture window.