How to Entertain 2 Kids for Under $10

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Step One: Head to the closest thrift store.
Step Two: Hand each child $5 and tell them that they can pick out any electronic device they want as long as it fits their $5 budget. {watch child's face light up with anticipation}
Step Three: Stop at Sonic on the way home and get everyone {yes, including you!} a drink or milkshake.*

Step Four: Hand out screwdrivers, hammers, pliers and any other tool your child will love to take apart their electronic item.
Step Five: Watch them go to town taking apart, asking questions & just exploring how things work.
*While the Sonic trip doesn't factor into the $10 budget, it is a major component of the activity. After all, you, as their mother, deserve a reward too, right? After all, how many moms really hand over a hammer to their kids and allow them to tear apart something just for the thrill of it? Oh, and in case you were wondering, Jack picked out a radio/CD player and Kate chose a small television set. Total cost? $7.50

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