The campgrounds theme for the weekend is "All Things Messy" so we'll be doing activities such as a food fight, slurpin’ for worms, messy twister, shaving cream balloon fights, bobbing for donuts, slime making, and squirt gun tie-dying. A couple of the Messy activities do have a fee included such as the squirt gun tie-dying.
1. I saved the backs of a few cereal boxes. The kids will enjoy the free activities.
2. I made goodie bags for the ride to and from the campground. Our kids loved when I did the trip goodie bags for them while they were growing up. I collected individually wrapped candies at the after Easter and Valentines day clearance to make each of the kids a bag. I used bags that I already had too. It cost $3.50 to buy the Easter candies and $1.50 to buy the Valentine's candies. I added a few things that I already had to the Valentine's candies bag too.
3. I bought these little divided boxes for $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree. I used small amount of multiple snacks that I already had in my pantry. They will eat these for an afternoon snack or on a picnic.
4. I bought the supplies and put together a Travel/Camping/Restaurant Kit. They should enjoy this for many years with a few replenishment. I have links to my other posts if you want to see the details of the kit. It was a $40 investment but it'll be worth it for our two grandkids enjoyment.
5. The campground is doing squirt gun tie-dying. I spent $16 for 4 white t-shirts at Walmart to save money. The campground is selling shirts for $10 each, that would be a $24 savings. I got my granddaughter a shirt from the boys section cause the girls shirts were the see-through material. I got my shirt from the men's section cause the women's shirts were a slippery polyester. I didn't think it'd be good for tie-dying. I was able to get the sizes we needed in advance without worry at we'd not get our sizes. We'll still need to pay $4 for each dye packet.