There are many meaningful experiences we can partake in through the exchange of currency, but today we’d like to share with you some simple and beautiful zero budget activities that can bring us all a lot of joy and allow us to do more with our loved ones.
1. Have a picnic
Picnics are always such fun – whether in our balconies under the sun or in the park amidst the lush greens. You’d love having all your favorite snacks and home cooked treats in a basket and sharing them with your friends!
2. Reorganize or clean your cabinets
What can look like a chore may quickly feel enjoyable to you when you look at and touch all your precious belongings and rearrange them by color, category, style or purpose.
3. Look for free city tours
This is one you’d especially like doing with your friends. Not knowing what you’d discover, going for free tours with them is like a scavenger hunt.
4. Window shop
Window shopping lights up our creativity and imagination, where you’re able to look at things and just appreciate them for their beauty. What adds to the fun is seeing how people are trying to innovate with different designs and ideas every now and then.
5. Try new recipes
We don’t know what your style is but you can have a great time following the instructions of a new recipe and preparing a dish you’ve never tried before. It’s like a science experiment that ends with you having a delicious meal!
6. Soak in the warmth of the sun
Don’t you love how healing the morning sun feels when it touches your skin?
7. Create a book club with your friends
It’s a whole new experience to read great books with friends and think about the many interpretations everyone has of the same one!
8. Have a music night
A happy, messy gala night with everyone around. We wonder what your favorite karaoke song to sing will be!
9. Play in the rain.
From jumping in the puddles to letting yourself get wet in the rain, this would take us all back to our childhood selves.
10. Go to the public library
We’ve put this on the list even for our friends who aren’t book lovers! Public and local libraries have so much to offer – beautiful and quaint architecture, stories of the past, and books with unheard names and pencil marks.
11. Explore something that has always intrigued you
If a sport, subject, place or instrument (or anything else) that you’ve always felt interested in is something you can explore right now, why not try it and see what it makes you feel?
12. Call your loved ones
Staying connected with the people you love can always make your heart soar.
13. Host a potluck dinner with your friends and family
Potlucks are so exciting because you get to share meals you’ve cooked for each other, relish different flavors, and spend time together.
14. Go for a Walk
It can be so refreshing to feel all the sounds, sights and smells around you.
15. Watch a new movie
A popcorn party in your pyjamas can make you enjoy even the strangest of films!
16. Make paper planes or origami
Some of us might need to watch a video tutorial for this, but it’s so much fun once we get to doing it. Added joy: It looks sweet when we hang it by our bed with strings!
17. Go to the beach
Nothing can soothe you more than taking a swim or walk at the beach, watching the waves and building sandcastles.
18. Have a sleepover
You’d love the idea of a long night of conversations, snacks, and video games with a loved one!
The glimmering stars have never failed to take one’s breath away. We’d always recommend going to a nearby viewpoint or laying on the grass to see their magnificence.
20. Make a camp or fort in the living room
For us indoor cats, camping at home can be so fascinating. A few bedsheets, books, fairy lights, and a couch or floor mattress can make such a playful fort. Don’t forget to switch off the lights to give it that outdoor feel!
21. Family game night
A great way to bond and catch each other cheating, would you like to see how far everyone will go to win?
22. Make a new meal from already stocked items at home
You’d find this as innovative as it is challenging. To make something from ingredients that you didn’t think of putting together before? We foresee a blend of interesting flavors or a tragedy of taste, but neither without their fun.
23. Draw something and admire its uniqueness
It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist or can only get yourself to do some stick drawing. Play with shapes and see what funny things you make!
24. Go through your baby pictures
How long has it been since you saw your adorable baby pictures?
25. Mindful coloring
Relaxing and inspiring creativity at the same time, mindful coloring books can be a sweet way of adding some color to our day. PS – If, like us, you feel a little overwhelmed with books that have very intricate patterns, we encourage you to look for ones that have simpler designs.
We hope these 25 zero budget activities can add a little more pleasure and relaxation to your time, and that you add more to your list as you go on trying these!