Four Essential Items for Frugal Kids Summer Activities – Spring Into Summer Day 3

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I am so excited to have another great guest post, this one brought to you by Stacie at Motherhood on a Dime

Summer will be here before you know it…and along with it, kids who need something to do! As the mom of three little girls (ages 4 to 7), I understand the need to keep them occupied and engaged during the long, hot summer days. Here are four inexpensive items I keep in my “summer activity box”.

1) Sidewalk Chalk

Here are a few of our favorite ways to use chalk:

  • Build a chalk city (this keeps them entertained for so long!!)
  • Practice letters and numbers
  • Draw and play hopscotch
  • Review spelling words

2) Bubbles

Bubbles and summer days just seem to go together. Here are a few bubble-blowing variations you might try:


3) Foil

You can pick up a roll of foil fairly inexpensively at a dollar-type store or use a coupon to get a good deal. Here are just a few ideas for foil:


4) Water

Well, I can’t actually store water in my activity box, but there are so many fun activities to do with water during the summer!

Do you have any inexpensive summer fun ideas?

Stacie is the mom of three little girls and wife to her college sweetheart. A former teacher, she blogs about kid’s activities, bargains, faith, and life over at Motherhood on a Dime. She also loves skimming through Pinterest to find favorite crafts for kids, homeschooling, and organizational ideas.


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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm happily married to my college sweetheart, mother to four wonderfully spunky children and a woman who needs a whole lot of Jesus! I spend most of my time taking care of my home and family, reading good books, blogging and dreaming up ways that I can finally have a perfectly organized home--ha!


  1. says

    Don’t forget Sponge balls (Cut up sponges tied together with rubber band), water relay races, and water play fights with water squirters.


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