From “Inner Child Fun”

May29

101 Free (or Low Cost) Things to Do with Kids this Summer


Parent’s: Pick and choose at your discretion.

From the article:

Not sure what to do with the kids this Summer? Are you putting together a Summer bucket list? Need some fun activity ideas to do with the kids that are free or low cost? Here’s a list of over 100 FREE or cheap activity ideas to help inspire you to make the most of your time with the kids this Summer without breaking the bank. Here’s to a Summer filled with laughter, fun, and great memories! If you need a more shortened, condensed version of this, you may want to check out our list of 20 Must-Do Favorite Activities for Summer.

http://innerchildfun.com/2013/05/101-free-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer.html

From “Pinterest”

May28

Kids Summer To Do List


Just great ideas for the kids. Or, the kid in you of course. The ideas are almost endless. After all, it is Pinterest.

To access this list you will have to sign up. It’s easy enough. You are under no obligation to do so, of course.

If you are new to Pinterest and you look at a particular item and click on the picture, you can either go to the “site” (top) or go to the link (bottom). You can also “pin” ideas that you like. You do this by creating different boards (categories, really) It’s like a total maze in some cases. I use the back button a lot.

You will be given “other” suggestions for the type of thing you are looking at. And you can “follow” what another person has put into categories.

You can also look up whatever interests you in the search bar. It’s a lot of fun.

Warning: this can be addictive.

https://www.pinterest.com/boutiquecafe/kids-summer-to-do-list/

From “Mr. Free Stuff”

May27

120 Free Things To Do With Kids this Summer (Updated)


From the article:

All the things to do listed below are fun things you can do with your kids this summer using things typically found around the house (assuming you have children).

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Or, the kid that lives within you is still up for it. I can see myself making paper airplanes among other things on the list.

Beside that…you know your kids are just an excuse, lol.

UPDATE

I didn’t realize that some things on the list are things I wouldn’t do with children. I didn’t read the entire list…

O-B-V-I-O-U-S-L-Y.

Here’s my list…of DO NOT’S:

I would start by scratching off 5. and 11. The dead are dead. And children shouldn’t entertain the idea of demons. I suppose you could call number 5 hide and seek in the dark….or, nighttime hide and seek. Maybe, let the finder use a flashlight. I think some people call it flashlight hide and seek. Oops, that’s 107. Btw, 11 is “Ghost Stories”.  21. Jokes 32. Card games. How about an alternative like flash cards? Or, making a card for someone? That would be nice, hoh?(← supposed to be huh, and “o” isn’t even next to “u”. I guess I was having a senior moment…early…yeah right, lol.) 43. Magic Tricks 48. Dancing (unless, it’s a holy dance. Or, you’re dancing with your spouse in the house. Hey, that rhymes.) 65. Thumb Wrestling  67. Prank calls – What parent would encourage children to do this? It is a certainly a different day and time isn’t it?  50. Water Balloon Fight. How about as an alternative – Water Balloon Toss. 69. Tickling is torture in my opinion. I wouldn’t encourage this. 97. Burning ants with fire? Another….What kind of parent would encourage this kind of behavior?

There are others I wouldn’t do in addition to what I’ve listed.

Now I have to check the other articles I’ve posted.

I wholeheartedly encourage you as a parent to make up your OWN list from the suggestions in this post.

http://www.mrfreestuff.com/120-free-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer/

From “parenting.com”

May26

101 Fun Things To Do in the Summer


From the article:

Before your kids have a chance to say, “Mom, I’m boooored!” you can be ready with this list of great ideas. So, slather on the sunblock, grab your shades and live it up this Summer

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Here’s a little tip….you can find aloe vera and sunblock at some of the Dollar Tree’s right now.

Parent’s: I personally don’t recommend every thing on this list. Pick and choose at your discretion.

http://www.parenting.com/article/fun-things-to-do-summer

Mom / Dad, I’m Bored…

March18

I was talking to my son, Matthew the other day and he came across this great site for kids. He was looking for activities to do with his daughter. It’s called diy.org. Do It Yourself.

I bet that has a nice ring for a lot of parents, lol.

You can check out the site without joining by clicking on “skills” (one of the options) at the top of the page. It will take you to several categories. Each category has different “challenges”. The kids do the challenge and post pics or video’s. They earn online badges.

You can also join for a monthly fee which includes “real” patches (how many?).  Once your challenge is done and posted you will be sent a patch. Sort of on the order of Boy or Girl Scouts.

I think it is free otherwise if you choose not to join. I believe if you want the “physical” patches you can pay for those separately without the monthly fee.

One thing I forgot to mention is that each child is given a random name for safety reasons. Site generated.They get to choose which one they want from innumerable? choices.

Just thought I’d pass it along.

http.//www.diy.org