Frugal Kid games

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.

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Doing art projects is one of my girls favorite summer activities.   In the mid day when the sun is beating down, it is nice to come inside where it is cool and do a quite activity.  We listen to music and have fun creating!    This is an “oldie but a goodie” I did it when I was little and my kids love it now.

 Divide a piece of card stock into 4 equal parts.  Gather ads from the Sunday paper that you can cut up. Then pick four colors you want to find in the ads.  Use scissors to cut out words and objects that are the four colors.   Fill your paper with the different colored items to create a collage!  Simple, frugal yet a fun activity to do with your kids!

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

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

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This weekend Matt’s little sister came to visit, her boyfriend Brian was participating in the IronMan triathlon in Boise.  I have never been to a race like this (watched a few on tv, but that does not count).  But we wanted to be supportive, the kids had a fun making signs and getting ready to cheer him on.  Due to bad weather we did not see the swimming portion but saw the bikes and runners.

Sure we were there to cheer on Brian, but in such a long race you have to wait around a LONG time for those few seconds to cheer your racer on.  I was worried the kids may get bored.  But they had a blast, they were so excited and cheered and clapped for every racer that ran by us!  My oldest son has a hard focusing, but you would think he was at Disneyland.  Holding his “Move It, Move It” sign he was there with a smile to give encouragement to keep on going!

These athletes were amazing  they came in every shape and size, young and old… one of them 82 years old and he ran with a smile.  They were in a 70.3 mile race, inspiring YES…. made me feel a little lazy YES. (But not enough to make me want to go 70.3 miles lol)  It started out as just an event to take the kids to so we could be supportive, but now I think it is going to be something we make a tradition!  Best part  is the event was FREE to watch, we packed a lunch used some Jamba Juice Coupons for a special treat and had an amazing day with the kids!

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

 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

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