3 Fun Summer Activities (That Are Not Expensive!)

I love the start of summer (more than the end of summer anyway) because the heat is still bearable and the kids have not started to drive me crazy. Yet. Plus, we are all so ready for lazy days of sleeping longer, doing what we want and most of all, no homework!

Now ask me how I feel about summer when we get to the end of July.

In the meantime, to celebrate the beginning of summer and school vacation, here are 3 inexpensive fun ideas to keep in mind for summertime fun:

1. Welcome Butterflies to Your Yard as You Grow Your Own Herbal Tea. Just plant some peppermint, chamomile and lemon balm in a sunny spot. They grow with little care on your part plus they attract butterflies! To make a delicious cup of herbal tea as you watch the butterflies, pour almost boiling water over 3 tsp. of fresh crushed herbs and steep for 10 minutes.

2, Fly a Homemade Kite. It is more fun (and cheaper) to make your own kites! Just visit BillyBear4kids.com to find some adorable kite patterns to print.

3. Save Some Summer Flowers.  Pick some beautiful summer flowers in the morning after the dew has dreid. Lay the flowers between pages of a big book for one to two weeks. Once the flowers are dry, put them in a scrapbook. Squeeze some hot glue onto paper, place a flower on the glue, then cover it with a thin layer of hot glue.

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