I like saving money and finding activities to keep the children entertained for next to nothing. Jen has some clever ideas to keep us going over the holidays and has written this guest post to give us some ideas.
Paper Plate Meals
This is a perfect craft for children of all ages and abilities, as the older ones can help with the cutting for the younger ones.
Magazines (food ones are great, even better the free ones you get from the supermarket)
Glue (PVA and brushes are great for this)
My boys both decided that they didn’t want boring white plates for their food, so painted them all different colours.
Whilst the plates dried they cut out pictures of food from a free magazine that I got from the supermarket.
They boys then stuck the food down on their plates to create a meal.
If you have older children you could use this activity to start doing different food groups and cover healthy portions.
You could get small children to group in colours on the plates.
If you have younger children, it pays to have some food cut up for them as they get tired of using the scissors.
Like this craft? Then why not register to follow us on frugal and fun . We are going to be releasing an e-book full of frugal ideas to keep you and your children happy over the summer holidays.
Do you love or loath the summer holidays?
I am in the love camp, but I do remember the time when my boys were both smaller that I dreaded them and the thought of six weeks (or more) straight with them sent me in to a tailspin.
This year you need worry no more, as we have an e-book on the way out which will show you frugal and fun ways to get through the summer holiday.
It begins with a week of preparation activities to help you get ready for the weeks ahead. The e-book will contain a recipe, an indoor activity and an outdoor activity each day within themed weeks. These activities are suitable for 3-10 years olds.
The Great Outdoors
Around the World
Heroes and Heroines
Home Sweet Home
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