We all know that you don’t have to spend lots of money to have fun together but every now and again we all need a quick reminder of some of the fun things we can do for free! This is the third post in my series of Summer Holiday reminders of fun activities that won’t cost you a penny….
Make your own colourful crayons – Gather up all of your broken or old wax crayons and turn them into brilliant fun colourful crayons. If you don’t have any then you can buy a new pack for about 30p in most supermarkets. These crayons are fun to make together but even more fun to play with together!
Get creative together – last week we had a quick trip to the park with our cameras to take random photos of anything that caught our eye. We had loads of fun and actually took some quite good photos between us. This week we are going to the beach, armed with sketch pads and pencils to draw whatever we fancy! None of us can draw very well at all but we thought we’d have a go anyway 😉
Have a movie afternoon – This one may not seem very exciting but sometimes it’s good just to chill out and we love movie afternoons here, especially when we make homemade popcorn to much on while we watch! We make a big thing of it usually and bring some pillows and blankets downstairs to snuggle in while we watch. We have lots of DVDs to choose from but I usually Sky+ any films I see that I think they’ll enjoy and save them for movie afternoons.
Have a family Nerf war or water fight – Don’t let the kids have all the fun 😉 I’m not sure who has more fun when we join in with these battles but we always have a great time so I’d definitely recommend having a go yourself.
Find a free skate park – We have a brilliant local skate park but it costs £6.50 for a two hour session. This is actually quite good value considering the ramps they have there and the fun the kids have but it does mean that we can’t go along too often considering it would cost me £13 a time. I also have a couple of small skate ramps that I bought off eBay from a local seller for £15 and we get them out every now and again but we recently found a smallish skate park at a local park which is free to use and often quite quiet. The kids got bored of it quite quickly as there’s only two ramps there so I asked on Facebook if there was anywhere else like this nearby and we discovered a new free BMX track that’s great for scooters too. The only thing is with the free tracks is that there’s no safety requirements like at the skate park so make sure the kids know to keep their helmets on!