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Matchbox Car Races, Family Reunion Game ideas

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Matchbox Car Races, Thrifty Summer Fun

Looking for something fun and unusual to do with the kids today? We’ve got you covered with just the thing!  All you need is a squirt bottle and matchbox cars.  So easy and fun!

Line up your cars at the start line and have the kids race to see who can get their cars ahead by squirting them with water.  Doesn’t work very well unless you have the water bottle on the straight shot as it needs the force to get the car moving.

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It’s fun, entertaining and keeps the kids cool with the water involved.  What could be better than that on a hot, summer day?! This is also a fun idea for a family party or reunion, low cost and easy for big group to do.

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Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
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Firework Tie Dye Shirt 
Summer Boredom Buster Idea
 DON’T EAT STEVE! FREE PRINTABLE MINECRAFT PARTY GAME 
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DRAWING ON THE TRAMPOLINE WITH SIDEWALK CHALK
PAINTED FIREWORKS ~ QUICK AND EASY 4TH OF JULY CRAFT IDEAS

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Drawing on the Trampoline with Sidewalk Chalk

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Drawing on the Trampoline with Sidewalk Chalk, Thrifty Summer Fun

Kids get so bored during the summer!  It is sometimes hard to come up with things that entertain them without spending a lot of money.  Well, this idea is so simple, yet is sure to entertain for a little while!  Make it even more fun by letting them have a squirt bottle, or squirt gun to spray their art off when they are done!

All you need is some sidewalk chalk, and a trampoline.  We don’t usually think about drawing on things other than sidewalks with our sidewalk chalk, but we have done this many times and it washes of without any damage to your trampoline.  We have used squirt bottles to “erase” our drawings when we are done, or turn on the sprinklers and let them get wet while their art work disappears.  Either way,your kids will have fun and you won’t hear “I am bored” , for a few minutes anyway!

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More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
SHARPIE TIE DIE SHIRTS ~ EASY SUMMER ACTIVES FOR KIDS
FIREWORKS ~ JULY 4TH CRAFTS FOR KIDS, QUICK AND EASY
VALENTINE CRAFT FOR KIDS ~ HIDDEN MESSAGE HEARTS, QUICK AND EASY
GROUNDHOG DAY PUDDING CUP SNACKS
FROZEN DRINKS
 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
HOW TO MAKE MEMORY PLATE
EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
How to make Flubber
Lava Lamp Bottle
Cloud Clay -2 ingredients to make the softest clay EVER 
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Firework Tie Dye Shirt 
Summer Boredom Buster Idea
 DON’T EAT STEVE! FREE PRINTABLE MINECRAFT PARTY GAME 
HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM IN A BAG 

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How to Make Ice Cream In A Bag

Ziploc challenged my family to see how we could survive spending NO money for a weekend. Can Your Family Survive a No-Spend Weekend? We never shop on Sundays so that was pretty easy, we just went to church and did a family dinner like normal. Saturday the weather was nice so the kids wanted to play outside, it was one of the first sunny days we’ve had this spring. The kids laid in the hammock, played tag, dug in the mud for worms and had a great time enjoying the sunshine.

We spread a blanket out on the grass and had a snack. The kids wanted to pack a picnic lunch even though we were right in our own backyard. The girls made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with lots of extra jelly and put them in Ziploc Bags, and the boys put bbq chips and gold fish crackers in snack bags. They put it all in a backpack and marched outside like they were heading up a mountain side… only to stop in the middle of the yard and enjoy their hard work.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeI had a surprise for them! We often go out for ice cream on Saturday nights.  But since this was a No-Spend Weekend, we made our own ice cream. We made ice cream in a bag, I learned to make it when I was a little girl in my Blue Bird Troop, it was part of earning our cooking badge. It is a fun way to make a tasty treat!

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeHow to Make Ice Cream In A Bag

You will need (makes 5, 1/2 cup servings):

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipe Put the heavy whipping cream, whole milk, sugar, and vanilla into a bowl and mix well till the sugar is dissolved.  Pour 1/2 cup of the ice cream mixture into each small snack bag.  Squeeze out any extra air, zip them shut. Place the snack bag inside a sandwich bag, zip closed and take out any air in the bag.  The double bag will help keep the salt water out of your ice cream. You can add fruit if you want, but it seems to set up better without the fruit. We made one with strawberries and one with black berries, the other 3 were just plain vanilla.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipePut the double bag inside another Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bag, along with 1 1/2 cups of ice and 1 tablespoon salt.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeZip them closed and get ready to start shaking!

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeShake your bags of for 8-10 minutes, the faster you shake them the thicker your ice cream will be. It is best to do this outside, as the ice starts to melt and makes a bit of a mess. It is a good idea to have a little extra ice on hand too. On a hot day the ice will melt much faster, you need to have lots of ice in order for the ice cream to freeze.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeAfter 10 minutes of shaking you should have “soft serve” ice cream ready to eat. Take the snack bag out, wash it off to get rid of any salt water that might be on the bag. You can eat it as is, or put in the freezer for another hour or 2 to help it thicken up even more.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeWe didn’t wait, we ate it right away and the kids loved every bite. They even asked if we could do it again next week instead of going out to eat ice cream. I guess they decided that a No-Spend Weekend was not such a bad idea.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeDisclosure ~ This is a sponsored conversation with Ziploc® Brand, all opinions are my own.  

More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
SHARPIE TIE DIE SHIRTS ~ EASY SUMMER ACTIVES FOR KIDS
FIREWORKS ~ JULY 4TH CRAFTS FOR KIDS, QUICK AND EASY
VALENTINE CRAFT FOR KIDS ~ HIDDEN MESSAGE HEARTS, QUICK AND EASY
GROUNDHOG DAY PUDDING CUP SNACKS
FROZEN DRINKS
 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
HOW TO MAKE MEMORY PLATE
EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
How to make Flubber
Lava Lamp Bottle
MAGNET IRON FILINGS ~ QUICK AND EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
Cupcakes In A Cone

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Say it with a smile -Dental Mouth Guard Openers Game (Free Printable)

 

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Say it with a smile –Dental Mouth Guard Openers Game

If you like to laugh till your side hurts. You are going to love this silly game!  You need at least 2 people to play but best with at least 4 people. The object of the game is the get your team or other people playing to figure out what you are saying. You have 60 seconds to figure out what they are saying.  Put the Dental Mouth Guard Opener in your mouth, pick a word phrase out of the bowl and try to say it clear enough for your teammate or other players to understand.  You have 60 seconds  to try and earn your point.

Watch us play the game for the first time

Say it with a smile game free printable

Say it with a Smile Game – Free Printable Word List

 

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 What you need to play this game:

Order here –> Dental Mouth Guard Openers (click the link to find them low as 50 cents each)

Box of Kleenex  -because you are going to drool while trying to talk

Chap stick – to keep your lips from cracking

One minute timer or stopwatch – to track your 60 second rounds

Say it with a Smile Game – Free Printable Word List – cut them up in strips

YOU CAN ALSO BUY THESE BOXED VERSIONS:

watch-your-mouthWatch Ya’ Mouth Family Edition, the Authentic, Hilarious, Mouth Guard Party Game

speak-out-gameHasbro Speak Out Game

mouth-gard-gameMouthguard Challenge Game – Family and Party Game that’s a Mouthful of Fun with Game Cards and More

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Say it with a smile game free printable, dental expanders mouth game, mouth opener silly game to play with groups or family reunions

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