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 fourth post in my series of Summer Holiday reminders of fun activities that won’t cost you a penny and to change things up a little bit, I’ve asked a lovely lady you may already know to post her top five free things to do with the kids this Summer….
Over to you Jen!
Hi Guys and Gals, it is Jen from Mum in the Mad House and A Thrifty Mum and Cass has invited me to share with you five free things that you can do this summer. I have two boys aged eight and nine and love doing activities with them, so here are my five things:
Stone crafts – My boys pick up “treasure” wherever we go and I often find stones in their pockets, so I always look for crafts and activities we can do with them. Our favourites are making memory stones, using them to record our summer memories, making story stones and painting them to make rock pets. All are so simple to do and cost nothing at all.
Pom Poms – I love using up scraps of wool to make pom poms. These are something that you can make with kids of most ages and once you lots of then you can do all sorts with pom poms them from making pompom animals to using the them as indoor snowballs.
Bird Watching – When my boys need a quiet time activity we often sit in our conservatory or outside in our garden and bird watch. Bird watching is a super free activity and we have a great nature reserve nearby and the RSBP site is a great free resource.
Make your own Scratch Paper – I adore scratch paper and loved making it as a child. It is so easy to make and we have lots of fun not just making it, but also drawing on it too. Drawing is a super free thing that you can do pretty much any where. It is great fun to take out some paper and pens and just draw what you can see.
Go on a photo walk – My boys love taking photographs and a great way to have fun doing it is to go on a photo walk. Depending on the age of your kids you could go searching for things or a certain colour or signs of nature. I love the different perspective you get when children take photographs.
Thanks Jen for the fab ideas 😉