Monday, June 4, 2012

Frugal Family Fun

The dollar store is my best friend while camping! I always keep the toy cabinet stocked with the following inexpensive items:

1.       Sidewalk Chalk
2.       Bubbles

3.       Rocket balloons or flying saucer balloons… these are actually in the cheap toy aisle at walmart. Reusable and SO much fun! Rocket balloons are about 3 feet long and fly 10-20+ feet in the air.  Flying saucer balloons- well, I’m sure you can guess what they look  like!
4.       Glow sticks. Great to wear on walks, to throw in the water for nighttime swimming (only if you’re sure to pick them up!), to wear during nighttime swimming, or to break open and splatter everywhere (the nontoxic ones!).  Fun to put in easter eggs or balloons to hunt at night, or inside a solo cup (with a clear solo cup inside that) for a glow in the dark drink. We attended an outdoor movie last night, and they were giving away beach balls with glow sticks inside. Hmm…
5.       Playdough- you’re never too old for playdough! Older kids enjoy building cities, people, zoos, etc.
6.       Bouncy balls- My kids have had the MOST fun playing with a 79 cent rubber kickball. Those tiny super bouncy balls are pretty awesome too!
7.       Water guns
8.       Crayons or markers
9.       Frisbees
10.   Kites

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips. We are always looking for cheap and free things to do with our girls. We have learned so much from blogs like yours before we hit the road. I like that you have so many articles about things to make and do with kids. Keep posting! You rock!

    -Trina Ochowicz


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