Don’t worry about the school holidays with a few frugal hacks it ruly can be wonderful on a budget.
Invest in a scrapbook per child – just a cheap one and at the end of each day encourage them to write a line or two about what they have done, stick in anything they have made, or a bus or cinema ticket. Not only will this keep them busy /entertained it is also a lovely collection of memories being built.
Have a good declutter and get rid/ charity shop any toys they have grown out of. Have a good tidy up, replace felt tips and paper and put batteries in the toys they use ( hit the pound shop.) By having a collection of toys they will use, they enjoy and that will work they are MUCH more likely to use them. This is well worth the time and small monetary investment. No kid likes to wade through no longer loved and not working toys instead they will just say I’m bored!
Do a DVD and book swap with similar age kids at the start of the summer so you have free entertainment to hand. You could plan to meet up again in week 3 of the summer to do the same again. Cinemas are a HUGE expense and not necessary.
Check out your local activities, council website and ask around for free activities in your area this summer there will be some and you want to get details, tickets and dates in your diary now
Nature is you freebie friend. I have a host of nature craft ideas on my Simple Parenting blog if you fancy a browse that will keep you all happy for hours! Check out these sweet yarn sticks!
I have so many school holiday hacks to share with you I will be back with part 2 next week!
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