Get ready for summer with these deals from the dollar stores

We're another month closer to summer, and this week dollar stores want to help you get ready for the warmer weather. Here's a random sampling:

If you haven't been to Dollar Tree's website lately, you should take a look. In my opinion, the new format is much nicer. Now you can control the speed at which the specials scroll by at the click of a mouse. You can go back to a previous item or look at each mini screen randomly if you like, as opposed to having to be a quick study or wait for a specific item to make the circuit again.

This week Dollar Tree is featuring a lot of children's summer items, like 6" licensed vinyl balls, bug carrying cases, sidewalk chalk and 9" plastic pail and shovel sets. As always, each item is only $1 each.