Tips for Keeping Kids Entertained Inexpensively

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1. Make your own play dough! All you need is flour, oil, salt, cream of tartar (for increased elasticity), food colouring and water. Get the kids to help you make it and we can guarantee it’ll provide hours of fun!

2. Break out old school board games. Turn video games, mobile 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.

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. Make sure you’re registered at your local library. Once you’ve signed up for a library card, books, movies and music are available for free. It’s easy to put your name down on a waiting list for new release books too.  

5. Save your old bread and take it to feed the ducks. No money, no hassle, just a great family activity.

6. Treat your kids to a special breakfast. You’re normally rushing the kids out the door 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, omelettes or your kids’ favorite baked goods.

7. Get the kids to enjoy bath time! Grab some white shaving foam, add some food colouring and let the kids make art on the bathroom tiles. There’s no mess and very little fuss! Just turn on the water when you want to wash it away. 

8. Cinemas always run lots of Easter break deals. They often show cheap screenings on the weekends, have special deals for teenagers or 2 for 1 tickets on certain days, you’ll be bound to find a great deal at your local cinema on the right day.

9. Print off colouring in, puzzles, mazes and sudokus from the internet to entertain the kids.

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