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How to Make Flubber- so easy and so fun! A great alternative to Playdoh to keep the kids busy for hours.

Six different types of scavenger hunts to send bored and restless kids on - each can be modified a hundred different ways so the possibilities are endless. So great for the witching hour!

Hand and footprint artwork ideas

Make a soap cloud! Who knew? All you need is a bar of Ivory soap! LOVED IT! Spent one day making the cloud, and the next day making molds :)

Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizziness!! Kiddos loved this too! I gave a MUCH smaller pan of baking soda though, and I didn't have a dropper, so the kiddos used their fingers over a straw.

shaving cream bath paint! LOVED IT! Definitely not using blue again...

Make borax and pipe cleaner crystals! This was really very easy! A tip: make sure you fill the jar full (more like 4 cups of water than 3 cups). I now have a very cute blue person and Nemo!

Cloud Dough (the stuff at hands on museums) 8 cups flour & 1 cup baby oil. Loved it! I didn't want 8 cups of it, so I cut the recipe down and just followed the 8 flour: 1 baby oil ratio.

ABC Handprints Although some of the animals are similar, we have enjoyed making them.

How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!) These are so fun for kids!

I love this! Easy, free ideas that break up the daily grind!

100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time. check it out later.

"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Since my kids are little (5, 4, and 3), I actually have these in my "prize" bucket, and they can "purchase" one each day that they meet their goal. Very useful!

Shadows on the wall - fun for the kids!

Q-tip painting templates (printables) GREAT fine motor skills exercise.....that they think is just fun

Brassy Apple: Summer FUN printables for kids

LOVE this website - tons of experiments with all the explanations behind why/how they work!

Fun & Frugal Summer Activites for Kids. This will be fun for weekend parties or bbqs for kids

Run to the shape called. Fun inside game! Could do with sidewalk chalk outside as well. Try with #'s or letters.

How to Play Cat's Cradle by ifyoulovetoread #Kids #Games #Cats_Cradle