Tips for Keeping Kids Entertained Inexpensively from

Parenting on Female First

Parenting on Female First

1. Break out old school board games. Turn video games, cell phones and televisions off and spend some quality time with your kids playing the classics like Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit or playing card games.

2. Play in the park, especially if the weather is nice! There’s nothing more fun or wholesome than a good old-fashioned day at the park, with a picnic, lawn games and sunbathing.

3. Just because school is out for a few weeks doesn’t mean your kids shouldn’t use their brains! Create a fun family reading area in your home or play a game of current events trivia.

4. Time off from school means an opportunity to help those who are less fortunate. Clean out closets and get rid of any clothing and shoes that no longer fit your kids and donate to local charities. Or plan a day for the family to volunteer with an organization that needs help.

5. Treat your kids to a special breakfast. You’re normally rushing the kids out in the morning with a piece of toast, but time off school lets you spend some quality time together at the most important meal of the day. Whip up pancakes, omelets or your kids’ favorite baked goods!

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