This summer we are short on funds (it seems we are always short on funds…but who isn’t?). However, I really wanted to make sure that we had a super fun summer. So the day after school ended Simon (my little guy) and I sat down and made a 3 page list of ideas that sounded fun and cost next to nothing.
Since then we’ve been busy crossing activities off of that list. Here are a few of the favorites thus far:
#1. Jedi Bubble Training: Cost: $1 for the bubble wand (we already had the light saber)
Step one… get your light saber (saber? saver? I don’t know, who do I look like, Yoda?) and somebody to blow some bubbles. (Dad’s are perfect for this.)
Step Three…prepare yourself for battle…
Step Four…use the force to crush all the bubbles from the dark side…
***Note***In all fairness, this is kind of cheating. We made this game up last summer and played it like crazy. BUT it’s still a favorite and is on the list for this summer. We usually play it in the evenings after dinner. It’s a fun way to end the day.
#2. Minute to Win It Challenges: Cost: $0—most challenges use items found in your home
#3. Paper Airplane Contests: Cost: $0—all you need are pieces of paper
#4. Toothpick and Gumdrop Construction: Cost: $1 for the box of toothpicks and $1 for each boy a giant box of gumdrops
…or running underneath with your buddies…
We also cut and drilled other pieces that can be taken apart, rebuilt and configured into different shapes for water fun on the lawn…I think the boys actually have more fun building the pipes than they do running through them with the water…
#6. Origami: Cost: Several sheets of printer paper
#7. The Treasure Hunt: Cost: This can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it…it’s all up to you!