So, the day’s finally arrived.
Our school broke up today which means we now have six long weeks of fun ahead of us (with the odd week of work ;-)) and as you’ll know if you’ve seen a few of my recent posts, we’re planning to have as much fun as we can – while spending as little as possible!
I’ll be posting lots of our ideas on here and on Instagram and Twitter (#SummerofFrugalFun) to help you get through the Summer Holidays without breaking the bank. First up, we have water play which is what we’ve been up to every night this week to cool down after school.
We bought some very technical looking water pistols for our two as a treat after they both got excellent reports – they were reduced to less than half price in Tesco this week. Miss Frugal’s holds 0.66 litres of water and although Master Frugal’s holds half that, he got a refill clip to even it out 😉
You don’t need the fancy water guns though. We usually play with the ones that are about a pound each in most supermarkets and because they run out quite quickly, I fill the washing up bowl with water and put that outside the back door – they just quickly refill them themselves by holding the pistol under the water.
Water bomb fights are another of our favourite water play games – you get 100+ water bombs for a pound or less usually so one pack of water bombs will last a while. The only problem is that it’s always me that ends up filling the water bombs up which isn’t the quickest job in the world!
We’re very lucky as we live a two minute drive from the beach and even though I’m not a fan of getting sand in my toes, we do like a paddle in the sea to cool us down.
We’re not the only ones who make the most of water for some frugal fun though, here’s a couple of other posts I’ve found from some lovely bloggers….
Mummy of Two has some great ideas for water play for younger children
One of my favourite water fun ideas ever from Jen – Ice Treasures
Becky has 50 things to do at the seaside