The week before last at school, B's class organised a toy sale to raise money for Lentern Alms. The children were asked to donate old toys and games, also any DVD's that were in good condition. B took in a few items and he was looking forward to seeing what he could buy on the day.
All the items were priced at 50p each. I was rather generous and I let B and M each take in £1 so they could buy two things, and I gave B an extra 50p to get something for Bronte. They were under instructions to not buy anything WE had donated (haha) and also not to buy anything crap!
M came home with a lovely puzzle and she had also used her money to buy Bronte a Disney Princess puzzle. I was a little worried that perhaps there would be pieces missing or something like that, but the box had been sealed with masking tape, suggesting that someone (possibly B's teacher or another staff member) had checked every item.
B spent his money on a Help I'm a Fish! DVD and also a racing car with track.
As you can see he loves it, and it has provided hours of entertainment the past weekend!
He used his extra 50p to buy Bronte a Charlie and Lola book, which she liked very much.
It got me thinking how much money we spend on toys and games, and really how with just a few pounds and a toy sale/jumble sale/boot sale you could easily find something to keep the kids entertained for less. I am definitely going to look out for these kind of events in the future.