KIDS ACTIVITIES ON A BUDGET

If you’re keen to keep your kids occupied and entertained these school holidays, but your budget is limited, your search is over! Here are some fiscal-friendly activities that your children will love.

girl paiting with watercolors

HIT UP THE LOCAL SWIMMING HAUNT

There’s no better way to spend a hot summer’s day than by visiting the local swimming spot. Whether that’s the beach or a public swimming pool, hitting the waves is a fun way to spend the day. Pack a picnic lunch and be sure to bring a few fun floaty games for the water.

STAGE A PHOTOSHOOT

For an entertaining day with the kids that truly doesn’t break the budget, raid the dress up box and stage a “photoshoot” with your kids. Have them dress up in silly costumes with crazy hats, necklaces and scarves, and take photos in the backyard. You could even hang up a sheet as a white backdrop for a studio photo shoot. Once you’ve taken a few dozen photos, upload them to your computer and select the best three or four photos to print out. To make the day even more fun, gather together a few cousins or friends for a group shoot!

CREATE SOME ARTWORK

Inspire your little one’s creative side by creating some special artwork. You can buy cheap canvases for next to nothing from discount stores, along with inexpensive paints and paintbrushes. Arrange a double layer of newspaper as a base and ensure your kids are wearing old clothes, as it’s bound to get messy.

GET YOUR BAKE ON

Baking is a budget-friendly kids activity that results in yummy treats the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s cake, cookies, brownies or some sort of healthier fare, baking is a fun way to introduce your kids to the kitchen, while keeping them busy for a few hours at the same time.

HAVE A PICNIC

Whether you lay your blanket in the backyard or at a local park, a picnic offers the ideal opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the summer sunshine. Try to find a park that has a kid’s playground, so your little one’s are entertained after the food has been served. Just be sure to slip, slop, slap, as it’s easy to get sunburnt.

MOVIE MARATHON

Just because it’s summer, that doesn’t mean every day is going to be sunny and dry — so what do you do on those rainy, miserable days? If you want to keep your kids entertained for a decent chunk of time, why not stage a movie marathon? Choose a few animated films and allow your children to invite a friend over for the day. The kids will be entertained for hours, giving you some precious time to catch up on household chores, return some emails or even read a book!

BACKYARD SUMMER FUN!

you can keep your kids busy in the backyard during the long summer days!

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