Frazzle haired parents and overexcited youngsters can only mean one thing; the weekend has arrived. You got that Friday feeling… of fear? Two days without a regimented timetable?! Relax, we’ve got everything you need to ‘up’ the fun - this stash will keep your tricksters in tow for 99% of those ‘so help us’ days, and it’s all £2 and under. Har har har, weekends you will not defeat us (*anxiously pats brow*)
Set the scene, Friday afternoon arrives, the devils kids are back from a tiring day at school, yet energy levels are at an all-time high (we’re shaking too). Time to initiate phase 1: The tire out. Think games, think toys, think all things ‘excitable’, we have one mission parents, siblings, babysitters, to have the kids bouncing off the walls and straight to bed. Slip your youngsters into an activity uniform (these value tees are only £1.50), let’s go!
Fluffy pens £0.90/, magic sand £2.50, bubble camera £1
Hobby kit £1.50
First up, activities. Come on, it’s Friday, we’ve no time for paint-splattered fingertips or musical instrument making (pasta shakers? You’ll live to regret it). Give an overexcited hello to our Hobby Kit. The activity set of dreams, packed with moulding clay and all the equipment you need for shape building – it’s one for the kids, but we’re sure you’ll get in on the action. Sneaky tip: set timed challenges to replicate real life objects, the more complicated, the longer it will keep them busy – just sayin’.
Cactus pens £1.50, animal erasers £0.90, playing cards £1, whistle set £2
Phase 2: Head somewhere cosy. Nothing says time to settle like a comfy den. A spare bed sheet is the perfect set up, then let the imagination run wild. Build your den with comfy cushions and throws - see where this is going? We’re yawning already. Crack out the stationery for a little ‘down time’, from cactus shaped pens, to adorable animal erasers, a period of story-writing and late night sketches awaits.
Plush toys £1.50
Feeling smug right? We got this. Last up, phase 3: get snoozy. PJs and slippers on, head back to the den for film watching. If our calculations are correct, eyes should close ten minutes in. Position your plush toys as a fellow audience and create a space too cosy to escape. The best part? Our selection of films are grown-up friendly too (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone).
Fill your weekend with more of the above and you may find a little time to yourself! Of course, we’ve got much more product in store to keep mini-mes entertained, from outdoor water guns to inflatable guitars. A weekend of stress-free fun for under £10? Car seats at the ready, we have to get to Primark!