What is the cheapest thing you have bought or free that kept your kids entertain

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  1. chuckandus6 profile image77
    chuckandus6posted 2 years ago

    What is the cheapest thing you have bought or free that kept your kids entertained the longest?

    some parents think they need expensive gadgets to keep kids busy but I have found some of the most cheapest things they love the most like sidewalk chalk

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    Create a fun history walking adventure in your city or town. Make a creative map (of where you're headed) too hold in their little hands. Prior, research the history behind the names of  streets you'll be walking along and tell its story along the way. Pick a house the kids or you admire and find out all the families/history to the house and share that. Have Treasure Chests along the way.Take them to the local community garden too. To know where food really comes from (not just frozen packets) And maybe you could time your adventure with the day the community garden has a cookfest with the food in the garden. Make it light and entertaining. I hope that helps...

    1. chuckandus6 profile image77
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      love that answer also national park trails great too

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    A big box of legos without a specific assembly goal in mind kept both kids occupied for hours for years, whereas a specific set to be built is usually built once or twice and rarely played again.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image77
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      i agree great answer

    2. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
      Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Legos was my answer too.  A close second: crayons and blank paper.

  4. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    One of the best summertime investments ever was a paperback set of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. These books inspired my kids to read more, they initiated tons of imaginative play time which included creative drawing/writing time, and they inspired some great conversations.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image77
      chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      reading one of my favorite things too
      and yard sales are great for cheap books

 
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