Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FUN, ALMOST FREE, Fabulous Things To Do With The Kids This Summer!!

Summer will be arriving very, very soon!  Can you believe it?  Where did the school year go?  With the kids out of school all day long, you may be grasping for ideas of things you can do, that don't break your piggy bank, that will keep them safely entertained during the hot summer days!

I'll tell you this much...stores like $.99 only and DollarTree are going to be your best friend financially this summer!  Why?  They have all sorts of fun SUMMER items and it's SUPER CHEAP to buy everything your kids might want to play with!  
Go fly a kite!  Most of the DollarTree & $.99 Only stores have quick and easy to assemble plastic kites!  They may not be top of the line, but trust can be a lot of fun to try to get them to catch some air.  Even if it's only for a second or two!
Trust me, listening to their giggles as they TRY to get their kite to take flight, will be worth it!
Go for a HIKE!!  You may have to pay for parking or maybe not), but the time you spend outside, exploring all the amazing plants, insects, animals and breathing in all the fresh air will be worth any $$ it might cost!  Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day outdoors!  Your kids will love it!  The last HIKE we went on, the kid's and I saw a HUGE rattlesnake!  INSTANT JELLO LEGS, but the story will live on forever!
Take a DAY TRIP to the BEACH (ok...this does involve gas and parking)!!  Enjoy the salty water, crashing waves, warm sand and the smiles that will be all over your kids faces!  Don't forget the sunscreen!  You can purchase items like beach buckets (for sand castle building), shovels and other beach toys at those discount stores!  You can pick up a boogie board (if you're feeling like riding the waves) for under $15 at stores like Ross or Marshalls!  You'll spend the whole day and your children will be worn out from all the fun...TRUST ME!
Just Blow Some Bubbles...this is something that even mommies like to do!!  Even our dogs like the bubbles!!  There is something relaxing and soothing about watching these beautiful iridescent bubbles, floating in the wind!  You can purchase containers of bubbles for super cheap, or you can make your own (and even make your own bubble blower wands) at home!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas about this!
Be creative with Pool Noodles (which means you can do an endless assortment of fun outdoor activities with these)!  You don't have to have a swimming pool to have fun with Pool Noodles!  Your kids won't get bored with this huge list of ideas!!
CLICK HERE to see all sorts of ideas on Pinterest!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about these fun, almost free, fabulous things to do with the kids this summer!