This is helpful but how do kids eat free at IKEA? Super comprehensive list of restaurants where kids eat FREE! You might be better served to eat at home, but if you do need to eat out, here's where it can help your budget. Check locally before going.
Time for Play: Smashing Balls (baked cotton balls) - All you need is some flour, water, food coloring and cotton balls! Bake them in the oven. When cool give your kiddo a hammer and watch the FUN! If only I didn't hate touching cotton balls.