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Cheap things to do with kids in the summer

Thursday, 26 May 2016 11:15:00 Europe/London

 

 

 

CHEAP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN THE SUMMER

 

We all know it’s difficult to keep the kids entertained while they’re off school for the whole summer, and you often hear the chant 'IM SO BORED' This post is designed to have a cheap and effective list of ideas that may help you from hearing that oh so often phase. It’s easy to keep the kids quiet with big luxurious gifts but they only last so long, this list is intended to be both free and cheap alternatives to getting your purse/wallet out the whole summer

 

 

 

PLACES TO GO 

 

Visit a farm

Visit a museum 

Visit the Library and get a movie for at-home movie night as a family 

Visit an aquarium

Swim in a lake if its hot enough I mean this is England

 Mini golf

IKEA ( kids play area and food ) 

Attend an outdoor Summer concertGo Bowling

Go to the beach and collect shells 

Visit a playground or park 

Go on a photo walk and take pictures with a disposable camera. And then create a scrapbook with the photos

Join the library’s Summer reading program

Visit a zoo  

Weekend with the grandparents 

Visit a wildlife preserve 

Visit a botanical garden 

 

THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS 

 

Go for a bike ride

Build a sandcastle

Plant flowers

Roller skating

Play Frisbee/football 

Play flashlight tag

Back garden camp out in tents

Paint outside on little canvas 

Go on a nature hike

Breakfast picnic in the garden

Teach the kids how to play chess

Finger paint outside because that could get messy 

Music and glow stick dance party under the stars

Tie Dye T-shirts.

Go on a “fossil hunt”.

Draw with pavement chalk 

Hide plastic dinos in the sandbox

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO DO INDOORS 

 

Living room obstacle course

Start a Summer journal

Family game night

Potato Stamping

Make friendship bracelets

Build a pillow fort

Learn a new art technique

Learn some jokes Cloud watching

Make paper airplanes

Organize a progressive dinner

Make patriotic note cards and mail to a soldier

Sing and dance competition

 

FUN TREATS TO MAKE 

 

Make homemade ice lollies 

Roast hot dogs

Backyard BBQ. 

Make smoothies

Dessert treats in this blog post 

Make your own jam 

Homemade lemonade

 

 

 

 

Hopefull this sparks some ideas that dont cost you an arm and a leg but keep the kids smiling throughout the summer holidays 

 

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Aimee Jane

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