March 13, 2011 5:16 PM Subscribe
What are some inexpensive ways to entertain grade school-aged kids?
posted by Fairchild to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have two boys, ages 7 and 10. They love to play outside, play sports, play video games, play board games, and play with Legos. Because of this they lack a lot of toys. They have their Legos, Nerf guns, board games, paints, crayons, markers, etc., books, baseball cards, and technology, and that's about it. I'm okay with this.
I have a very dear friend who has a six-year-old boy that loves toys. He has so many toys and plays with them on a regular basis. When he comes to our house he wonders where all the toys are.
I need inexpensive ideas where I can entertain this kid, and my kids, for a few hours or longer. Half the time they'll probably play video games and play in the backyard. I need ideas for the other half.
The last time they were here the kids entertained themselves with large exercise balls that I own. Those are good but more ideas would be helpful.
Do you have a great and inexpensive toy idea, or other ideas, to entertain 6, 7, and 10-year-old boys?