If you read Part 1 of our Frugal Fun Ideas then you saw some fun kids games that can be done on a budget. But if you like saving money as much as I do, then you are always looking for more inexpensive children’s activities. Here are a few more of my frugal toddler activities.
Did you know that you probably already have a sensory tub in your home? Most of us do. Any kind of container where you can pour something in for kids to explore can become a sensory tub. I bought some clear shoebox sized containers at the dollar store and I use them for many kids activities. So grab a tub (bigger is good too) and throw materials in there for exploring. A cheap favorite? Uncooked beans. I use whatever is on sale. Dump them in your tub and give your kids some cups, spoons, little toys to hide, anything that would be fun. You would be surprised at how long this will entertain children. They are getting some good practice at measuring, scooping and pouring too! This will require supervision especially if you have the kind of kid who would stick a bean up their nose. I have that kind of kid.