101 Almost Free Things to Do With Kids This Summer...in the 60's we were simply told to go outside and PLAY on most days, we went swimming in the afternoons after mama had cooked ( I never ate a sandwich lunch or fast food), we helped pick and shell peas when they were ready, we did chores...news flash parents: you don't have to make everything in life "fun".

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Balloon Tennis... Easy and cheap entertainment! -- 29 of the MOST creative crafts and activities for kids!

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Front Porch Panache

Patriotic Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July

I just like the egg sign . Front Porch, outdoor seating area with red-painted chairs, a white table, a vintage tablecloth, and a blue splatterware bucket doubling as a planter.

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Cut pool noodles in half. Scatter 20 or so balloons on the ground around a laundry basket. Give players 5 mins to move as many balloons as possible into the laundry basket using only the pool noodle.

Some of the BEST water balloon games for summer camp, field day and hot summer days!

Some of the BEST water balloon games for summer camp, field day and hot summer days! Maybe cheerleading camp team bonding idea?

Table Setting: Lantern Centerpiece

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Three-Vase Patriotic Centerpiece - Red-white-and-blue striped paper lanterns can become makeshift of July centerpieces for your table. Just slip each lantern over a clear glass and tuck a handful of white blooms inside.

Table Setting: Red, White & Blue Accents

Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Try one or more of these festive tabletop and home decorating projects to show your patriotic colors for July 4 or other holidays.

Festive Food: Hot Dogs with BBQ Sauce

Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

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