Some of you may remember the Front Porch Makeover I did during the last #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge. It was so much fun the when I was asked to take part in a challenge for back-to-school, I was excited to get started.
I talked with my 5 and 7 year old about going back to school and what they thought would be a fun challenge. My 7 year old said
“When we go back to school, that means our weekly family game nights start again”.
She is right – once a week during the school year we have a family fun night where we play games or watch a movie and enjoy snacks together. I invited the girls to spend yesterday afternoon with me at Walmart. My 7 year old was in charge of keeping track of how much of our budget was gone while we shopped – I encouraged her to remember that we needed to get as much as we could for $100 without going over budget.
My 5 year came up with the idea to get games, movies and of course snacks!
Kate calculated very well, we ran back to get one more chocolate bar bringing our total after taxes to $99.36.
Here is what we got for our Family Game Night.
- Blokus Game
- Lalaloopsie Game
- American Girl Movie
- Barbie Movie
- Big Yellow Bowl for Popcorn
- 5 Chocolate Treats
- Mabels Labels
(Kate insisted on getting the labels to label the games and movies so that she could bring them along to school or friends houses – the frugal girl in her thought labeling them was a smart idea so if they got misplaced they would find their way back to our home…she must know how forgetful her mama is- LOL)
I was very proud of my girls for coming up with the idea for this post as well as their selections – not bad for 5 & 7 year old girls.
Thank-you @WalmartCanada for providing the $100 #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge gift card for our girls to pick out items for our Family Game Nights.