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Hot Weather Wisdom: How to Have A Blast This Summer On A Budget-Part 1

If you ask a child to sit down and write a bucket list for what they want to do this summer, odds are you’ll see a lot of things that are pooleither impossible or too expensive.

If you’re absolutely stumped on what to do for your children this summer, check out some of these ideas:

Try science!

There are many things that are laying around your house that can be used in a science creation!

Cloud Dough is a new fan favorite with students and it only requires 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil. The result is a unique powdery, moldable dough!


Water Beads can be found at many arts and crafts stores. These beads will soak overnight, and the wet, slimy balls they turn into will keep your child entertained for hours. blogball

Play-Doh can be made using many household items. There are a few different ways to make Play-Doh, however, the recipe for the longest lasting homemade Play-Doh uses salt, flour, water, cream of tartar, and vegetable oil.

Indoor Fun! Your local library should have many free opportunities this summer for children. Check out their website and sign up for the education, free classes and gatherings.

Cheap night at the movies are the best to take advantage of! Take the kids out to a day or evening at the cinema. Usually, you can go to a movie theater during the day for matinee pricing.

More summer fun ideas are on their way! Stay tuned for in Part 2!

Do you have more simple and affordable summer fun ideas to share with fellow parents? Post your tips below.

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