100 fabulous, fun, and frugal screen-free kids activity ideas - great for summer!

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_Are you, could you, dare you join in Screen-Free Week this week? Do your kids have too much screen time? 100 fun kids activities you could try this week as a family whether you're inspired to spend an hour, a day or the whole week screen free.

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10 Books to read with your 4 - 7 year old: don't just read picture books to young children; expose them to great literature!

Car Ride Activities Set 1...good for quiet time, too.

Letter matching on paper towel tubes with stickers. Fine motor control and letter recognition activity good for a busy bag or road trip.

OMG I GOTTA DO THIS!!! I love how they "pop out" instead of the usual ones that have the "sunk in" look. Color & Shape Ideas are endless.

Baby hand and foot print. I GOTTA DO THIS! I love how they "pop out" instead of the usual ones that have the "sunk in" look. Color & Shape Ideas are endless.

Scan your kids' art work, then print out in smaller size. Put multiples in gallery frames together.

Like this idea - Scan childrens art work and then print out in smaller size. Now make art gallery in hallways of your childrens art:). Awesome idea, even for my grown young adults to have all of the kept keepsakes of their artwork in one frame.

This is such a cute kids idea.......Metal mailboxes spray painted outside kids bedrooms.

Give kids their very own mailbox! - The Polkadot Chair

Metal mailboxes spray painted for kids' bedrooms. Leave notes, any mail they get, treats, etc. Then they can hang their backpack and coat on the hooks.

Oh my word - brilliant!!!!! Embroidery Hoops and pillowcases...cute storage idea (Legos, blocks, matchbox cars...)

Good Tip: Use Embroidery Hoops for Accessible Storage

Embroidery hoops and pillowcases. Cute storage idea for playroom (Legos, small toys, etc.) or laundry room sorter. Use thrifted vintage pillowcases!

Why the hell did I never think of this ?!

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Awesome kid fort idea: king size duvet cover plus exhaust fan facing into duvet cover=awesome fort. Or use a king size bottom sheet over a queen size bed and face fan inwards. Great hot summer night idea for kiddos.

green eggs for Seuss day--vanilla pudding with green food color, Nilla wafer as yolk. need to remember this!

Seuss's Green Eggs + Ham: Vanilla pudding with green food color + a Nilla wafer as yolk! A different take on my usual green eggs & ham routine.

So Smart for playroom!!! Board games hanging on wall (no glass front in frame), baggie on back to hold pieces... Just take down and PLAY!

perfect for kids play room.Hang board games on the play room wall (no glass front in frame) with a baggie on the back to hold pieces! Take down and play when you want! What a great game room/play room idea!

Great ideas to surprise kids that don't involve money. These are the kinds of things they truly remember! The comments section is packed with ideas.

"Easy Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Children." Ideas to surprise kids that don't involve money. These are the kinds of things they truly remember!

DIY Kids Hotel Activity Pack. Creative activities for kids while you travel.

DIY Kids Hotel Activity Pack

Kids Hotel Activity Pack Creative activities for kids while you travel.

Teach your child how to tie shoes in 5 min....seriously cool way to tie shoes!!! (I didn't realise learning children to tie shoes was so stressful! We're nowhere near starting it yet but this sounds helpful when the time comes. Until then, go velcro!)

How To Teach A To Tie Shoes In 5 Minutes - Magic fingers method. This is amazing! I NEVER managed to teach my kids how to tie their shoelaces (so I'm really pleased to learn it's very hard!

all for the boys- finally a blogger who has crafts & activities JUST for boys!! and she has a little icon that shows how many minutes of bliss different activities give you. ;)

all for the boys - crafts & activities JUST for boys! And, a little icon shows how many minutes of bliss different activities give you.

Anyone who has done this qualifies for coolest parent ever! | Yarn laser obstacle course. Add bells for alarms.

DIY :: game for kids :: Tape yarn across a hallway for a "laser obstacle course".-----except for I think this would be an awesome thing to do in a hallway!

How To Make Rainbow Bubble Snakes KIDS LOVE!!  Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! One of the fun activities that they wanted to try was making bubble snakes. Simple, easy and made with thing that I had laying around my house. Perfect! All you need is

this one sounds even easier to make: bubble snakes = easy quick craft. Cut the bottom off water bottle. Put old sock over bottom and duct tape. Add food coloring for fun. Dip end in dish soap mixed with a little water

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