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Canvas Camping Tents Provide Hours of Cheap Summer Fun

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Family Fun | Leave A Comment

Want an inexpensive way to keep your kids busy in the backyard all summer long? Unroll that old canvas tent sitting in your basement or garage and turn it into a playhouse! A tent is the perfect hideaway for kids and can be used as a playhouse, fort, school house, or backyard getaway, providing hours of imaginative play all summer long.

One of the nice things about using a tent made from canvas as opposed to nylon is that a canvas one feels more like an enclosed space for the kids. Since the material is heavier and is not easy to see through or to even hear through as much as nylon, it really feels like a playhouse with four walls and a roof where the kids are free to play games and explore inside without adults seemingly lurking nearby. Another great thing about using canvas, from an adult perspective, is that the material is breathable and most tents have mesh covered windows and doors to keep air flowing through the tent while keeping the bugs and the bees out.

There are many ways that kids can turn an old tent into a playhouse. They can set it up inside as a house or school with some small furniture, art supplies and toys. They can set it up as a fort or make the tent become “home base” during active games like tag and capture the flag. The tent can be transformed, taking them to any location the kids want to be, and can become something different each time they are in the mood to play.
The tent can also be used to make believe they are on a camping trip and the kids can dream up exotic or interesting locales where their travels take them to. Kids can make believe they are away on safari and the tent is surrounded by wild animals, or they can imagine themselves whisked away to a tropical island and the sand and surf are just outside their door. They can make believe they are camping out under the stars within the confines of the Grand Canyon, or they can pretend that they are at their favorite cousin’s house that they may not get to see too often.

There are many ways to keep kids occupied all summer long without it having to cost a fortune. By unrolling an old tent lying around, you can open up endless play possibilities without ever spending a dime.

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Fun Things To Do In The Summer

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Family Fun | Leave A Comment

When thinking about what to do with the kids during the summer, many different ideas can come to mind. Family time is both beneficial for the adult and the child because it creates a great bonding experience along with the fun involved. Activities can cost little to no money, or involve a little bit of cash on behalf of the parent. Activities that cost little to no money are ideal for most families, especially if money is an issue.

Simple outings to the park, beach or even to a local pool can be loaded with fun for the kids. When going to the park, you can engage in many different games such as Frisbee, soccer, baseball or even a simple game like tag. Try to create a game of your own with your kids so that they feel even more involved in the process. At the beach you can play beach volleyball, catch or build a sand castle or sculpture. At the pool you can have the same kind of activities and you can also have races for prizes or simply relax with a nice swim. Picnics are also very enjoyable for the whole family and these can be held almost anywhere from parks to beaches.

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If money isn’t an issue, there are hundreds of things to do with the kids. Amusement parks are a great investment for fun. Whether you are going on the roller coasters or just playing the arcade games, the kids are definitely going to have a blast. Another great activity for the summer is going to the water park. Here, the kids will have a blast. Not only will they have fun but it is a nice way to cool down in the summer heat. Outdoor events are also very fun to experience. Concerts or outdoor movies are very fun to do in the summertime, especially if you are a fan of films and entertainment.

Vacations can also be quite the experience for both the children and the adults. Whether you go to a sunny tropical spot, a nice European trip or even a cruise, all three will create memories that will last a lifetime for the children. In all, there are many different activities for a family to have in the summer heat.

You do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money to have fun, even though it will give more options. One key thing to remember is to be safe and just enjoy the summer!

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