As a mom of four, I’m always looking for FRUGAL family friendly activities to keep the kids busy and spend quality time together. When my husband and I decided to have a large family, we also knew we would need to cut back on the lavish long vacations. But, we LOVE to vacation and relax with the family, so we take short weekend trips when we can. This weekend we had a “staycation”. We stayed home and had a vacation at the same time. Coleman has great camping products that are durable and affordable. Coleman provided us with some camping equipment so we could show just how easy, frugal & fun a “staycation” can be! All you need is a tent and your backyard!! Gotta love little helpers. In this picture the kids are carrying the coolers into the woods next to our house:
We brought along a deck of cards, some books, and s’mores supplies too. We were provided with a nice roomy Coleman Sundome 6 Tent, Coleman 2-Gallon Stacker Jug (which are a Godsend when you have 1/2 Crystal Light fans and 1/2 sweet tea fans in your house like we do)and a Coleman 50-Quart Wheeled Cooler. Hannah is showing off her favorite camping item. This is a Coleman LED Quad Lantern that breaks off into 4 separate lanterns- OH HOW I LOVE THIS – they each got their own! NO FIGHTING = HAPPY MOM!
Just a little farther into the woods to the tent:
Testing out the comfy Coleman Quickbed with Built-In Pump, . These products from Coleman are VERY family friendly! Notice how all 4 kiddos fit perfectly – there was even a little extra room! This was BY FAR my husbands FAVORITE item. He loved how quickly it inflated AND deflated too!! We are in the bounce house business , and he now wants to find a self-deflating bounce house pump!!
And, finally it was S’mores time. I actually purchased the S’mores sticks about 2 months ago from the Target $1 spot – they were 75% off – so just a quarter per stick!!
A great end to a great STAYCATION – S’mores all over her face! !
Coleman provided our family with the camping gear, all opinions are 100% mine (and the kids too!)