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Do you ever feel like your tight budget puts a limit on your family fun?  This week one of our friends brought over a Clown Bean Bag toss she made out of a card board box.  My kids played with it for over an hour… and LOVED IT.  They giggled, laughed and had so much fun.  They took turns, made teams and came up with all kinds of games to play with it.  I would have never thought they would love it so much.  It is such a simple activity to do, budget friendly as well.

All you need is a cardboard box, paint, knife to cut a whole and bean bags or balls to toss into the hole.

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

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My 11 year old loves to read science books (lol she did NOT get that from me) she begs me to do science experiments almost everyday. In an effort to support her love of learning  I give her access to the supplies she needs (unless it to blow something up…lol).  It is amazing how excited she is about these simple experiments.

For example how much salt does it take to get an egg to float in water. Salt makes the water denser, so things that are  less dense than the salt water will float.  Start with a glass of water, and egg and table salt.  Add one tablespoon of salt in at a time and see how much it takes to make the egg float.

Since she is almost done with her current experiment book I was looking for another one to keep her busy once school is out this summer. I thought I would share them with you as well… or see if you have any to recommend.

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

The Everything Kids’ Easy Science Experiments Book: Explore the world of science through quick and fun experiments!

101 Great Science Experiments

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snotty girlMost our family has a yucky cold, in a one year old with long hair that means snot crusted to her face with hairs stuck like cement… This little gal just got “de-boogered” in the bath and we are hoping these braids can keep the hair out of the war zone for at least a few hours.

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Another night of wrestling for my favorite 5 year old in the 43 lb weight class. He has so much fun, win or loose he is still all smiles which I adore! #wrestling #goodjoblittlebuddy

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My weird kid stole my phone and left me a goofy selfie… Makes me laugh, she is an odd ball just like her Mom.

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No electronics on Sunday means a 3 hour game of Monopoly and lots of giggling #familygamenight #ialwaysendupinjail

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Just a little peek at our lives playing out on social media this weekend…

My husband comes home all excited to try a new recipe for dinner tomorrow. Marinated and grilled Bologna steaks, topped with homemade coleslaw. He even had 1 inch steaks cut from the deli at Albertsons …. Ummmmm if I’m going to come home with $16 in meat I can guarantee you it ain’t going to be Bologna. I found this both irritating and hilarious all at the same time. Yet another reason I love my quirky guy I get to call my husband, he keeps life interesting. #grossrecipes #weresthebeef#wholooksupbolognarecipes#whyguysshouldnotusepinterest #family

bolognaJust in case any of you wanted to know how the Bologna steak sandwich turned out (yes the $16 mistake in my mind lol). I Made sure to have lots of sides in an effort to try and save my kids in case it was disgusting, that way there was something to eat. BUT we ended up not needing them.  Shocking they where actually kinda good ( and I don’t even like Bologna) the marinade was good and the BBQ made the edges nice and crisp. We did cut the 1 inch in half so it was only 1/2 inch instead…… I don’t plan to put it on our regular menu, but it was better than I expected. 3 of my kids asked for 2nds. After they got brave enough to taste it the first time.

 

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