7 Cheap and Free Activities to do with the Children
26th October 2015
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  1. Play in the leaves. -  Outside activities are so good for children for many reasons. Take the kiddies outside, rake up the leaves into piles, and spend the afternoon taking turns jumping in. Children love this activity, and so do grown ups!  This can also turn into an activity of bagging the leaves to take to the tip for composting.
  2. Go on a scavenger hunt. - Make up a hunt for the children to locate several items outdoors. Find an orange coloured leaf, an acorn, chestnuts , and a scarecrow. There are endless possibilities to keep the children active with their search for treasures.
  3. Go apple picking. – Apples are in season now, and therefore are in plentiful supply and cheap.  Make an afternoon of wandering through the orchards, pick a bushel of apples, and enjoy!
  4. Conduct an apple taste test. – Why not pick a few varieties of apples during apple picking fun, then conduct an apple taste test.  Have the children make up a chart and rank the apples from the tastiest to the least.  The winner can help to make the apple pie!
  5. Make caramel apples!! – Nobody can resist the ooey gooey pleasures and delights of chewy caramel apples.  This is a relatively cheap and easy treat to make with the children. All you need are apples, some wooden skewers and some caramels. Wash the apples, remove the stems and add the skewers into the apples. Melt the caramels over low heat. Dip the apples into the caramels, then into separate bowls of extra toppings such as chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, etc. Cool onto waxed paper until set.
  6. Bob for apples. – Fill a large bucket with warm water, fill with apples, and use a stopwatch to give kiddies three minutes to snare  as many apples with their teeth as they can munch into.
  7. Mummify the kids. – This creative fun is every parent’s delight! Grab a roll of toilet paper and wrap your kids like mummies. If they are a bit older, give them the challenge of trying to wrap themselves. They will get a kick out of this simple, but fun, activity.
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