Four children are not cheap to entertain for the six-week summer holiday so I am always on the lookout for family friendly activities which cost very little or nothing at all! If you have one to share do pop it on the linky at the bottom or, if you haven’t blogged it/don’t blog leave me a comment. All help gratefully received!
This week’s Fab Freebie has been the library, we all love going and our local one is fantastic! Bonus Boy signed up for this year’s Summer reading challenge (the others have all outgrown it now but they are still reading!)
He is very excited about receiving his certificate in school assembly next term if he manages it! This week we borrowed three books which have been very happily shared.
Good Knight, Sleep Tight is one of a series we absolutely love. David Melling’s pictures are full of humour and his stories are charming and a joy to read aloud.
Polly Dunbar is an author and illustrator I hadn’t come across before and it’s always a delight to find someone new to read. Bonus Boy loves this story about the penguin who doesn’t say anything and then says so much, he particularly enjoys shouting the line ‘SAY SOMETHING’ at the top of his voice. Last night I heard him shouting from his bedroom and rushed up to see if he was ok to find him reading ‘Penguin’ again and shouting that particular line with gusto!
His third choice was non fiction (we have talked a lot about what fiction and non fiction means) he is a curious little chap and loves finding things out so this one is right up his street. Written for the RSPB by Mike Unwin and beautifully illustrated by Tony Sanchez ‘My First Book of Garden Wildlife’ is one he can have a go at reading himself with my help.
Other things we have been up to which don’t cost much (and which all begin with our letter of the week) are:
Washing the Windows
and Water fights
What have you got planned for the weekend? I’d love to see what you’re up to! Have you got a post to share to give us all some ideas? Something to do, something to make. something to read, somewhere to go – all are welcome! Old posts or new can be added to the link, we are building up quite a resource bank now! Please link back here, thank you, and grab the badge if you’d like.