Cultivate Experiences at Home: Save money for a new grill for parties or a new DVD for family movie night — something that will encourage you to have people over and entertain. Plan a summer barbeque, invite your closest friends, kick back and relax. (And don’t forget to print out the pictures to remember the good times.)
A magnetic scrabble board! hang this in your room or a hallway and have an ongoing game.
The family that plays together, stays together :) How fun would this be after work one day!?! Attack Daddy with Marshmallows! ...other ideas???
Sock bubbles...I just tested this and it took 3 mins to make & is soooo cool. The kids are gonna love it!
hang up a rope and drape sheets for an awesome (tall) fort
Free Activity Friday - Create a backyard obstacle course! There are a ton of toys from around the house you can use to keep it exciting. A scooter, tricycle, or bicycle, a tunnel, hula hoops, balls, ring toss, basketball goal, and much much more. Get creative and time the finishes for some competitive family fun! (Each Friday Social Rugrats shares an activity that you can do over the weekend, as a FAMILY, for FREE! Families that play together stay together!)
attic converted to year round "camp" indoors - that's my kind of camping!!
Every kid has a little mad scientist hiding inside of them, and nothing is more fun than spending a little time dreaming up mixtures that bubble and steam and overflow! Here are 10 crazy concoctions you can whip up at home to satisfy their need to explore and create.
Better than a water balloon! Can't wait to make these!
I would love to have this!
Soap Clouds anyone? Microwave a bar of Ivory soap while your little one watches in amazement as it turns into a huge "cloud." Then, break the cloud to pieces, and help them make their own new soap. A fun activity for parents and little ones to do together!
Camp Mom- fun summer activities to do with the kids
67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10 by Erik Wecks, geekdad: Few things that you do are more important than reading to your kids early and often. The social science is in, vocabulary is a major predictor of cognitive development in your children. Reading to them is a great way... #Kids #Reading
a list of books every geek should read to their kid before they turn 10. >>I just cannot resist books lists. But, it sure helps with library trips.
For Scrabble lovers ;) pour and score concrete, stain after cured, make tiles out of tiles or cut wood.