For those parents, carers, grandparents and nursery staff whose pennies may be running low as the last 1-2 weeks of summer are upon you, I have the answer. I guarantee that you will be able to entertain your littles for peanuts! I mean pennies of course! Take a look at this magic box of treats…
Research has shown that the cost of keeping a child entertained over the six-week school summer holiday is estimated to be anything between £1,000 – £1,600. Well, let me tell you, the items in the box above cost just £50! Yes that’s right. Shocked? So was I! Eek.
The lovely team over at Betta Living have put together a Kids In The Kitchen guide which lists 20 activities, that can be completed in doors for £50. That’s less than a family of 3 visiting a theme park. I know this because we are about to venture to Peppa Pig Land in September. The tickets alone have come to £50! 1 day of fun versus 20 days of fun. Ok, so of course I know that most parents will take their children to a theme park however each week for 6 weeks? I don’t think so. Here are some of our favourites…
1) Homemade Ice Lollies : £2.5o
2) Bake your own bread, move over Paul Hollywood Chef George is in town! : Cost £0.90 – £4.00
3) Make your own bunting : Cost £2 for string and glue (we used scrap fabric). Lil G helped me with this one rather than the other way around. I think I enjoyed getting back to my sewing roots more than Lil G!
4) Dress up and put on a play : Cost £3
5) Become a kitchen retailer : Cost £0 (we have this fabulous shop from Great Little Trading which added to the fun however you could just use food from the kitchen cupboards)
6) Stacking Weetabix Jenga style! : £1.49 for 12
7) Throwing bean bags on target : Cost £5
What I particularly liked about the activity list and this quote comes from Life Coach for children, Naomi Richards is that:
Parents can be confident that this inspiring list of activities are benefiting their children in more ways than just alleviating boredom and, without exception, there isn’t a screen or electronic device here!
NB We were given this fabulous box of treats in exchange for this review post. For more information visit the Kids In The Kitchen blog.