Photo gallery: 10 free and fun activities for kids 10 great extracurricular activities that won't break the bank. By Dee Van Dyk Slide: 1 of 10 auto-play pause next first speed 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.