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Consider this your family fun center. Score craft ideas, games, and children’s books to keep kids entertained from morning ‘til night.

#Nature hits home for kids when you craft a bug habitat from an empty, clean plastic bottle, screen material, tape, and velcro.

Plastic Bottle Bug House: FamilyFun Test Drive | Everyday Fun

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Teach your kids how to play "Asteroid," a new backyard ball game, so they can practice teamwork skills.

Let's Play Ball

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Get your kids active and outside with this giggle-inducing ball game. The goal: To get as many of the balls as possible on the other team's side of the yard before the round is over.

Let's Play Ball

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It's amazing how long this simple "Beach Ball Boogie" challenge can keep kids entertained.

Let's Play Ball

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Batter up! Introduce your kids to a backyard version of cricket, a classic game enjoyed around the world.

Let's Play Ball

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Stack empty cans in two towers and try to shoot a ball between without knocking any over! This "Driveway Arcade" game is a fun outdoor take on bowling that helps kids practice hand-eye coordination.

Let's Play Ball

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Fun with science! Can your child create a seat belt to protect an egg strapped onto a pinewood derby car? Try this neat experiment in your driveway!

6 tricks to make your backyard a blast.

Make Your Yard Fun for Kids

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Don't let your little ones zone out in front of the TV. Keep them active all summer with these fun ideas! #FitFam14

15 Family Summer Fitness Ideas | To The Max

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Is it OK to relax the rules a bit during summer? Parents contributor Rosie Pope offers smart advice to make your season fun. Click for more ideas!

Your Great Ideas for Summer Fun

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Turn your kiddie pool into an impromptu art lab, then use the masterpieces to wrap presents!

Amazing Outdoor Art Projects

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Ready for some retro family fun this summer? Hang a tire swing! This safe Pony Pal model, crafted from recycled materials, is made for your little cowgirl or cowboy. Click above to buy one.

Pony Pony Pal Tire Swing from Hayneedle | Shop Parents.com

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Here's a unique way to beat the summer heat! With just a couple of basic parts from the hardware store, you can transform a 2-liter bottle into a fountain that produces a super-misty spray

Cool Off! Beat-the-Heat Backyard Treats and Activities

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No ice is needed to play this kind of hockey! Lay out a tarp, add some spray paint lines, wet with a sprinkler, and prepare to play slip-and-slide slapstick.

Your Great Ideas for Summer Fun

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You can now sing all your favorite summer-camp songs at home with this #free singalong music packet!

Kids’ Songs Packet — Summer Camp at Home! | The Homeschool Den

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Summer is here! Celebrate the best the sunny season has to offer by guiding your child through our A to Z list of fun activities and ideas.

The ABCs of Summer: An A to Z Guide to the Summer Season

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Clotheslines and sheets transform into a cool backyard hangout! #summer

Backyard Summer Camp: 4 Outdoor Games and Activities

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Is your child fussy at bathtime? Keep him busy with mini bottles of shampoo he can use as soap in a toy car "car wash."

8 questions to ask a summer camp before enrolling your child.

Swings, slides, and jungle gyms can be tons of fun when you keep these safety precautions in mind. Take note before your next playground trip!

Play it Safe at the Playground

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Step outside and get moving with our all-time favorite active games and sports! From soccer to baseball to jump rope, we've rounded up the gear you need for a summer full of fun.

Kids' Outdoor Games | Shop Parents.com

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7 totally FREE (and totally fun) activities to try with your family.

#ParentsFreeForAll: Your Favorite $0 Activities | GoodyBlog

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Jumbo plastic bottles or jars get a new life as an indoor or outdoor planter! See how to make this DIY #garden.

Simple Terrarium

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Pass the popcorn! Learn how to host a blockbuster backyard bash, complete with movie trivia, popcorn bar, and a Hollywood-sized screen.

Backyard Movie Night

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A reversible mask and velvet cape will make your son or daughter feel like a real superhero. This kit is perfect for dress-up pretend play or Halloween! Click above to buy it.