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Stretching the Dollar By Finding Cheap Kids Activities and Keeping Our Little Ones Occupied
If you’ve put the thrift store idea in the back of your go-to rolodex, you may have to dust that one off! I hadn’t been to the thrift store in quite a while. I left my humble beginnings for a period of time, and my pockets had enough volume in them (or so I thought) that I stopped going to the thrift store. It wasn’t a conscious decision to stop “thrifting”. It happened over time that I stopped going to the thrift store. I felt that I didn’t have time to look around. Then, when my sister was helping me get things for my daughter, she inspired me to think broader about how I could get cheap kids activities. Thanks Can (my Sister’s name)!
I went back to my dusty memories of how I used to find cheap kids activities when my money was a little tighter. I used to go to the thrift store.
A couple weeks ago, I actually implemented, and I decided to stop by the thrift store. I found puzzles, robotics kits, board games, and movies. Some were $0.49, some $0.99, and on top of it all it was military 33% off day! I walked out of the thrift store with a 30 gallon bag (trash bag size) full of children’s activities for $20!
Instead of allowing your kids to become too technology dependent and whiny about doing alternate tasks, stop by the thrift store, and let them pick out some things to entertain themselves. The worse case scenario is…you will have to give some very entertaining children’s activities to some one else. Give it a try!
If you have other tips or ideas for how you entertained your children for pennies on the dollar, leave your tips below. I would LOVE to hear!