With three kids under six and the heat index hanging out in triple digits, we’re headed full speed into the Dog Days of summer. This morning I threw out on Twitter this question:
OK parents, what’s your favorite $5 per kid or cheaper activity?
Here’s what they came up with:
Usually beach/pool. Sometimes we’ll go to dollar store for notebooks, pens etc & go ‘exploring’ the woods to draw what we find
waterpark, zoo, beach, fishing… thats about all we have to do no matter the cost, unless we want to travel.
going to the bookstore to let LB play w/ the train table while Mama gets a fancy coffee, <$5 for Mama, free for kiddo
foil star stickers, paper, kid scissors. miscellaneous water-based markers, envelopes
http://www.nolimitsplay.com/ its $5 or under for kids until they’re 5 plus parents are free!
Story time at the library and any state or county park
Of course, what would crowdsourcing be without the humorous contribution?
About 2 feet of chain from hardware store. You’d be surprised how long kids can entertain themselves (outside) with that.
I think we’re off to explore a local, shady park or maybe we’ll stay home and play redneck waterpark (sprinkler plus miscellaneous kitchen containers).
So, Home Eccers, how do you entertain bored kids on the super cheap? Remember the cap is $5 per kid. Ready? Set? Go.