101 Almost Free Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer.

101 Things to do with kids this summer summer fun kids free diy activities for kids money saving kid activities family ideas family activities summer activities

OMG! White M& M Popcorn, sea salt, almond bark and M's? YES this recipe is to die for!!!

White Chocolate M& M Popcorn -Popcorn, sea salt, almond bark and M' & M's. -I halved the almond bark, since I heard it was way too sweet on it's own. Even with that, it was pretty sweet. Maybe adding pretzel pieces will take away some of the sweetness.

I love this idea for helping to motivate kids to help out with the extra chores that get missed most of the time. Especially in summer when they are "bored".

Chore System for the Kids, Customizable Chore Chart, and my favorite idea - Work for Hire. Great way for kids to earn a little extra money doing the chores that I don't like doing myself.

Random acts of kindness to do with your kids. 35 different ways. OMG!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Def doing this with my kids!

32 Random Acts of Kindness to do with kids. i almost cried reading this and thinking how nice it would be to do all these things :) Need to have the kids pick and do at least one similar thing a week- the world needs more random acts of kindness

Visual schedule with pull down flaps + magnets. When item is completed, close the flap, and the word "done" is on the outside.

Do I hear 1,000

Visual schedule with pull down flaps + magnets. When item is completed, close the flap, and the word "done" is on the outside. I like this as an idea for a visual schedule during the school day for my kiddos.

The greatest gift of all - TIME.

For girls a Year of Dates for Christmas – an envelope for each month, with a special surprise date inside. Date ideas are a variety of fun activities. Some are outings, while some are doing projects at home. We also tried to keep them fairly inexpensive.

Oh my gosh, yes!

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. Knost I Parenting Quotes. Raising a Child.

So here are 15 fabulous ideas you can use as an alternative to TV – quick to put together play ideas, very little mess, and great for when you need something fun for the children to do, giving you time for a few chores.

Screen-free toddler activities: 15 easy, fun, and mess-free alternatives here, because you can't be hands on all the time.

Craft Stick Catapult - Perfect for mini marshmallows!

How to Make a Toy Marshmallow Catapult

Craft Stick Catapult - I made 4 of these in 5 minutes and they work great! You need craft sticks, 4 rubber bands, hot glue or tape, and a bottle cap (I cut apart an egg carton because I didn't have any bottle caps).

LOVE this mud kitchen!

Hanging baskets in Alison Goguelin's outdoor kitchen (",).would be good for easily packing away and putting back out as need be.

Happy Whimsical Hearts: Mud kitchen = science station ideas

Building a "science station" instead of a mud kitchen, because 10 year old boys want an excuse to play in the mud too!