Well, another week’s flown by hasn’t it! There’s not long left until they’re back at school so we’re busy packing as much fun as possible in. I loved last week’s guest post from Jen as her five free things to do this Summer were completely different to what I would have thought about doing so I’ve asked another great blogger to share her ideas to see if I can get some more inspiration!
Over to you Angela….
I’m Angela and I blog at The Life of Spicers. I have a 7 year old daughter (and also a grown up one). The Summer Holidays don’t have to cost a fortune; there are plenty of ideas you can embrace that don’t cost anything at all. A sprinkling of imagination, throw in some kids and you’re good to go.
I’m going to share five activities that we partake in that won’t cost any money.
- Flying a kite. – We live close to a large open space. Even when there isn’t any wind, we seem to be able to find wind here. We might not have a successful flight but that doesn’t matter.
- Joining the Library Summer Reading Challenge. – This year the reading challenge is all about Mythical creatures. Read six books through the holidays to receive a certificate and medal at school in September. It’s a great way to encourage children to read and choose their own books. This is our second year completing it and 7yo really enjoys it.
- Going for a bike ride. It was such a struggle to get 7yo to learn to ride her bike that now she can and has the confidence, we are out on our bikes at any opportunity. Find tracks that lead to exciting places, and discover new areas on your riding travels. It doesn’t matter if the weather’s not that great, you can always jump in the bath when you get home.
- Junk Modelling. When the weather is grotty and there is no chance of fresh air, get the junk modelling box out. If you don’t have one raid the recycling box for those cardboard boxes and plastic bottles that are waiting to be collected. Some of our favourites are the puppet theatre, robot, and the table football pitch we made for our dining room table.
- Have a Board Game Afternoon. We love playing board games and the whole of under 7yo’s bed is packed with a big variety of games. Choose one depending on the mood of everybody whether you want a log or a short game. We’ve reviewed some great games from Pumpaloons through to Wordsearch Junior.
I hope you find some inspiration for when the holidays are stretching and the purse is empty.