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Friday, July 9, 2010

Frugal Summer Fun, part 2

Continuing on from ideas I’ve shared of frugal, fun activities during the hot summer months, here are some more fun things to do with kids, or on your own:
  • Water balloon fights/games
    • Use water balloons on spoons, like an egg race
    • Reenact famous war battles, or scripture battles with water balloons
  • Play in the sprinklers
  • Make a water table
    • Use a large RubberMaid container with cups and bowls
  • Buy a kiddie pool
    • Have paper boat races across it
  • Make a slip and slide with a tarp and a bit of dish soap
  • Make ice cream in a can or bag
  • Make popsicles in Dixie cups or plastic baby food containers
  • Make and fly kites
  • Paper mache
    • Use different materials other than paper such as yarn
  • If you or a friend have a pool, build cardboard boats, cover in garbage bags and have contests in the pool.
  • Teach older children different recipes and have them compile their favorites into a cookbook to take to college
    • I still have the one I made with my mom and it is my go-to cook book…I use it at least twice a week!
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit and have good old fashioned seed spitting contests :)
If you missed part one of this little series check it out here. Come back on Monday for more summer ideas around town!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for visiting! I'm sure you will love the chocolate chip cookie pie!

    Great summer ideas! We used a tub for a water table for a long time...then we were given a water table...and I love it because it's off the ground. Even if you make it, I suggest finding a way to have it off the ground, if possible, so the kids stay drier! :)