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So the fact is people think for kids to have a lot of fun in the garden it requires money and lots of toys when in fact it does not. Till a year ago I had no garden toys basically just a paddling pool, and the plastic ride on cars.
So I got creative I so wish I had pictures of this I do but for some reason I can not find them.
I would tape cardboard boxes together flat on the floor and cover with paper. Giving the kids paint and wearing just a swim suit they I would let them paint, They would roll around in it making imprints of their bodys on the paper and and have a paint fight. The kids love doing this unfortunately they use all the paint but the fun they have is amazing! When/if I find pictures I will add them. I have however added rainy day ones from when we do it in the house just not as messy or as much space
So as you can imagine this much mess in the conservatory you can only dream of the mess outside!
Along with messy paint there is mud kids love mud love playing in it making a mess and in general laughing at mum and dads faces when they see the mess.
Unfortunately pictures are old and not very good as they where scanned
Number 2!!! Also another great thing paddling pools unfortunately ours has burst so needs replacing but this is something all kids love and it cools them down parents tend to moan about the house becoming wet but what the hell kids need to have fun even if it is running in and out of the house wet. Another cheap and fun thing to do!
Now my kids love the idea of running through/under water. I did not want to pay loads of money getting one of them toy sprinklers cue the pound shop. They had a garden sprinkler that works just as well and only costs £1!
Then there is cars and pushchairs my kids love nothing more then racing in the garden with their pushchairs. Fun and uses their energy and knocks them out for the night, Along with bikes and a sand table if only I had a bigger one that small thing for 5 kids really causes some arguments! but still a lot of fun!
And the recent ones we have just got these which the kids love as well trampoline and swing/sea saw. Great fun and big enough to share!
And last what my one year old loves to do in the garden simple.
Playing with pop up tents and balls
So you see money is not needed for having fun in the garden yes it adds games and such things but you can still make your own fun with no or very little money