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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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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!
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 Frozen Popcorn
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 Blue Jello Cake Recipe
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Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
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Cloud Clay -2 ingredients to make the softest clay EVER 
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Firework Tie Dye Shirt 
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 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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Astronaut space pack water blaster

This astronaut water blaster looks so fun. Fire away at aliens. It reminds me of the movie Ghost Busters which will be coming out soon. Great toy for boys or girls.

Super soaking water blaster

Shoots muliple directions

Blasts water over 30′

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Boredom Buster, make your own books!

This was such a fun project for my kids! They got creative and had a chance to use their brains while thinking it was all fun, I’m sneaky like that. 😉

I found these awesome books at Target in the One Spot, but just in case they don’t have them at your Target, here are some that are similar, but in fun colors, which I really like.

Another great thing about these is that there aren’t a lot of products needed. Just the books, markers, crayons, or colored pencils and your imagination!

Here are some other thrifty summer fun ideas!

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Paper Bag Puppets 

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Trampoline sidewalk art 

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Water Pinaqua – Thrifty Summer Fun

If you are having a summer party and want to have some thrifty games for the kids (and adults) to play, this is a great idea!  Beat the heat with the  Water Pinaqua!

It’s like a pinata, only full of water.  We did this for a recent cub scout activity and it was a hit!  We had a few different games, and this was by far the most popular!

Save yourself some headache if you are going to do this though, and have someone holding the pinaqua on a long stick.  Trying to tie it to the tree while full of water was time consuming and really just a pain.  This way we were able to tie the super heavy balloon full of water before it was up in the air.

You will need:

Balloons (regular not water)

A hose

A stick to tie the balloon on

Someone to hold the pinaqua up

A stick to smack the balloon with

A scarf or something to cover the person’s eyes

Begin by preparing a few balloons.  We just got a couple of packages of the 9 inch balloons.  Anything larger would be really heavy.  Fill them with water and tie them off.  When you are ready, tie one to the end of your stick.  Now, you play it just like you would a pinata and let them go nuts trying to pop this thing!

So simple, so inexpensive, and a total blast to play! Be ready to get wet!

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*Side note: check out how cool that balloon looks as it gets hit.  Awesome shot!

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 
PATRIOTIC DIY VASE ~ QUICK AND EASY PAINT CRAFT FOR KIDS
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 
DRAWING ON THE TRAMPOLINE WITH SIDEWALK CHALK
PAINTED FIREWORKS ~ QUICK AND EASY 4TH OF JULY CRAFT IDEAS
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