13 Obsessively Fun Dollar Tree Toys for Kids

What will save my sanity this summer? Dollar Tree toys. Yes, really. Because here’s the thing: When school ends, the real work begins. Keeping my kids entertained for three months is a full-time job. They’re constantly like, “What are we gonna do next? There’s nothing to do. I’m bored.” This year, I’m getting my Summer Fun game plan in order. Usually, I have to choose between spending a ton of money on museum, pool, and zoo memberships, or I just force the kids to run endlessly through the sprinkle in an effort to keep summer costs down.

So, this is where cheap toys come in. To the delight of my frugal heart, the Dollar Tree has has a ton of cheap, creative toys to keep kids entertained and engaged all summer long —  stuff that’s actually $1 (a lot of similar stores have pricier finds). And, at such a super low price, it’s easy to rack up on several without breaking the bank. So, check out the cool toys, kits, and activities I’ve rounded up, and join me in creating a low-budget, high-fun summer.

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