Good Morning Friends,
I love summer, but some days the days feel pretty long. So to fill the time we try not to spend a lot of money going places, a lot of our summer weekdays are spent home. We get creative.
Let’s Get Started.
We try hard to fill our days with play dates. Neighbors, cousins, whatever. Get groups together kids love to play and run around. It’s also great for mom’s to get adult interaction or if you drop them off to a play group you get a few hours to shop without kids, or a chance to clean.
Backyard Water Park
Target often has really cute water toys, pools, and slip and slides. I like to set then out on hot days. We turn on spotify, and have a beach party in our backyard. We have a pool, sprinkler, slip and slide and a water table. We have a cooler usually full of drinks and popsicles. These are great for playdates or when it’s just you and the kiddos.
If you have a friend or family member with access to a pool, take advantage of that. We go swimming every morning with my mom and grandma. This eats up a good chunk of our morning. By the time we get home and bathed its almost lunch time. The earlier we go the more likely we get the pool to our selves.
Water Gun Fights
Water guns are not expensive and they are so fun to play with. Another great activity for play dates. Grab a bunch of different water guns set up water buckets for refill stations and go wild.
Target Dollar Section
We love shopping the Target Dollar Section for summer toys. They have sooo many cute pool toys, water toys, and outdoor toys. Stock up on sunscreen.
Games for the Older Kids
Now all these are fun for kids of all ages, but the older kids may not always be into pools, slip and slides and sprinkles and I know some of you have kids with pretty big age gaps, but still want everyone to be entertained together. For older kids there are some fun games like Cornhole.
On the weekends we try to go do day trips up in the mountains or go see a cool landmark. We are going camping this year, and try to make it a point to do one vacation every other year or so. That’s where not spending a lot of money during the week helps us save.
I would love to know how you survive summer. Do you do summer camps for your kids, or do you spend the summers with them?
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