Seeing a Play at the Park!

A theater group from a different state was traveling around the country doing plays for free in parks. So that’s what we got to go do today! First we stopped at our local store to get snacks!020efbblog

Lyla had fallen asleep in the car and stayed asleep when I moved her to the stroller!022efbblog024efbblog

Some of the things I brought. I always have so much stuff when we go on errands!027efbblog035efbblog

I bought these space saving camping chairs for our whole family. Same ones we used during the 4th of July. They’re super small when folded up and crazy light! If you have a bunch of people to bring chairs for and only one adult to carry them… I’d highly recommend them!038efbblog041efbblog047efbblog049efbblog

Cam you tell it was SUNNY!!?053efbblog056efbblog058efbblog064efbblog

Lyla, as Lyla always does, spent most of the time trying to run away. At one point a theater member came from the direction she was heading in, dressed up in a crazy outfit, and scared her! Not HER on purpose or anything, she just got scared. She spent the rest of the time with the family! 066efbblog072efbblog074efbblog

Getting ready to leave 🙂077efbblog089efbblog091efbblog095efbblog097e2fbblog102efbblog104efbblog105efbblog107efbblog108efbblog111efbblog

We’d parked at a nearby school. Heading back to our car.118efbblog122efbblog135efbblog137efbblog

Chairs for all 7 of us are in that small box on the left in this next picture. ALL SEVEN CHAIRS! What?141efbblog

If you want the chairs, which wasn’t the purpose of this post but seriously I love them, you can find them in this affiliate link here:

Moon Lence Camping Chairs on Amazon

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More $2 Fun!!















A box of Dots candies and a box of toothpicks. Delighted kids. Mommy win.







































We did this little activity when Everett was napping because I knew Everett would try to eat as many Dots as he could and they’re a choking hazard for a two year old!
























































































$2 Fun For Kids!















One thing I feel so spoiled with is the thousands and thousands of people who share fun and frugal ideas online. For single moms like me, wanting to have fun with my kids but not spend much, this is glorious. I’ll share here on my blog my favorite resources for cheap science experiments, arts and crafts, projects, and fun stuff like that. Should I also share things we try that don’t work? Probably, huh?

Today we did a quick little project that will cost you a whopping $2 if you have plastic spoons and a glue gun already on hand, which, as a mom, you probably do! $1 for the stapler remover, $1 for the binder! And a handful of dimes for the cheerios but who counts that?

I got the idea for this desktop catapult from this Sick Science video:


I follow Steve Spangler on facebook. He shares some cool stuff, good page to follow if you like stuff like this.















At the dollar store stapler removers came in a pack of two for a dollar so we bought an extra binder to make two catapults. So technically our fun was $3 but you only need one. My kids all ended up only using the blue one in the end anyway. They said it worked better.




























My kids quickly turned it into a competition which resulted in many tears so maybe don’t make a painter’s tape guide on the ground to see how far the cheerios go. Unless your kids are less competitive than mine 😉