The warmer weather is finally on its way! If you’ve been lucky, you’ve probably had a couple of weekends where the sun has been shining and you’ve even managed to get out in the garden. If not, don’t worry – there’ll still be plenty of warm sunny days to come as summer is officially nearly here!
Getting about during the summer and filling the long sunny days with activities can seem like a bit of a daunting task, especially if you have lots of little ones to keep busy. Not only can it be difficult to find ways to spend the days but also find activities that are kind to your bank balance – check out Golden Eagle Coin for the latest information on exploring bullion and investments — another summer activity.
So, with all this in mind I’ve come up with 5 cheap and cheerful weekend activities that the whole family can enjoy!
Unleash their inner Picasso
Do you have a budding artist at home? Or maybe your little one just loves getting their hands messy and enjoys creating art in the process? Well, get yourself a nice big canvas and some paints, set it all up in the garden and let them run wild with a paintbrush or hand and foot prints, or even throwing paint at it! Older children might like the opportunity to paint a still life picture or just something from their imagination. Make sure you take lots of photographs of the artists at work!
Create your own water park
Water parks and swimming pools are great fun during the summer months, they cool us down and they’re a great way to work on swimming skills. However they’re also nightmarishly busy, often overcrowded and expensive too. So, why not make your own in the garden? All you’ll need is a couple of paddling pools, maybe a slip and slide, a sprinkler and even some water pistols, set it all up and let the kids have fun! You could make it even more interesting by adding bubbles, inflatables or creating some competitions or obstacle courses – all under close supervision of course.
See what’s happening at the library
Did you know that libraries are a hive of activity over the summer? I didn’t! Libraries often have free reading clubs and creative workshops where children can learn and have a go at all kinds of things, from writing their own fiction, to creating comic strips and illustrations. The kids can also borrow some books to enjoy on those inevitable rainy days.
Collect some bugs
Find some clean, empty jars and let the kids see what bugs they can find. Once they’ve studied their findings they can let their subjects loose again.
Pitch up for the night
Pitch up a tent in the backyard and the kids will love playing inside! It’s a lovely way to boost their imagination and it’ll also provide some much needed shade on a hot day. In the evening you could all sleep outside or sit and watch the stars while you eat some fireside treats. Perfect.