Jun 072012

School is out and summer is here!  The good news: lots of free days for the kiddos to play.  The bad news: lots of free days for the kiddos to get bored.  Matter of Cents and I want to help you avoid the glazed-over eyes and the “I’m bored” whine with these fun activities for kids from Pinterest.

This checklist of 100 Things To Do this summer should be a good start!

Activities for Kids: 100 Things To Do This Summer

Once you go through those, here’s another 100 Things To Do this summer!

Activities For Kids: 100 More Things To Do This Summer

Try a weekly Family Appreciation Night this summer.  Have it in the backyard as a picnic or along with a camp-out for an extra-special event.

Activities for Kids: Summer Family Appreciation Nights

Have the kiddos save Batman and Robin (or any little character!) from a frozen prison by shooting the ice blocks with a water gun.

Free frozen characters with a water gun

Water balloon pinatas!  What a fun way to cool off during those hot summer days.  You could add some glitter if you have a sparkly princess at home, or dress the kids in clothes you don’t care about and fill the balloons with colored water and let them spray themselves in a rainbow.

Water balloon pinatas

What are your favorite summer activities for the kids?

Apr 022012

Making the most of a dollar is something I think most families are still being considerate of, but balancing that with wanting to provide fun and nurturing activities for your family to participate in can be a challenge.  Taking advantage of free kids activities is one great way to do that: you really can’t get any more cost effective than free.  There are more of these types of events around than you might be aware of, you just need to know where to look.

Free kids' activities at the Disney Store - Stickermania & Storytelling

Photo Source: Disney Store Blog

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