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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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Creative drawing game

Paper bag puppets, easy craft ideas to keep you kids busy this summer, DIY crafts for kids

Paper Bag Puppets 

drawing on the trampoline with sidewalk chalk, #thriftysummerfun, #keepingkidsentertained, #summerfun, #summer, #chalk, #sidewalkchalk

Trampoline sidewalk art 

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Balloon helicopters

07/03/2017 6:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Balloon helicopters

Fun summer activity for the kids, make Balloon helicopters.

Balloon helicopters

Helicopter Balloon Summer Party Balloons Air Flying Toys For Kids With 24 Balloons 12 Pack

  • Pack Of 12,Random Color,High Quality Latex Teal Balloon
  • Complete Great For Children And Adults At Summer Outdoor Game!
  • Easy To Use And Flying Higher

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Magicfly Play Parachute Toy with 8 Handles Multicolor Parachute for Kids Play Tent, 6ft/12ft Available

Frisbee Golf Disc Toy Set

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Grade school math workbooks

05/25/2017 6:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Grade school math workbooks

Don’t let your kids fall behind this summer. Grade school math workbooks keep them learning so they are ready to tackle next year.

Grade school math workbooks

Math workbooks

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean its a break from learning. Studies show that kids regressing during summer break is a real problem. Here are some math workbooks to help keep them learning all summer long.

Workbooks-Addition and Subtraction Grades 1-2

SCHOOL ZONE-Workbook. This book is packed full of different activities to help your child develop their skills while allowing them to have fun. This package contains one sixty-four page workbook. Available in a variety of different age groups and different themed activity books, each sold separately. Made in USA.

Workbooks-Math Basics Grade 3 (An I Know It ! Combo Book)

SCHOOL ZONE-Workbook. This book is packed full of different activities to help your child develop their skills while allowing them to have fun. This package contains one sixty-four page workbook. Available in a variety of different age groups and different themed activity books, each sold separately. Made in USA.

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 4

Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Grade 4 Workbook reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom. The workbook’s lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make learning fun, interactive, and concrete. Plus it’s written to help parents follow and explain key concepts.

Spectrum Math Workbook, Grade 5

Spectrum Math for grade 5 keeps kids at the top of their math game using progressive practice, math in everyday settings, and tests to monitor progress. The math workbook covers fractions, decimals, multiplication, division, and preparing for algebra.

Math Workbook, Grade K (Brighter Child: Grades K)

Brighter Child Math for Kindergarten helps students master mathematics skills. Practice is included for numbers and counting, shapes, money, telling time, and more. School success starts here! Each book contains full-color practice pages, easy-to-follow instructions, and an answer key.

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Maracas Made From Plastic Eggs, Recycle Those Easter Eggs!

If you have kids and do any sort of Easter egg hunt you probably have an abundance of these little guys around the house right after Easter, am I right?  They seem to multiply! Last year I was so excited because I thought we used the last of ours at a family egg hunt.  I didn’t consider that my kids were also participating and we brought home just as many as we took!  Oh well, you might be glad you have extra because now you can make these!

You will need:

plastic eggs

plastic spoons

washi or duck tape

beans,rice, gravel, something to place in your eggs

These are great because they don’t require a trip to the store.  Use what you have and they will be perfect! You will need 2 spoons for every 1 plastic egg.

Begin by putting some of your filler inside your egg.  I used beans because I had them already and they are super inexpensive.  I didn’t fill them very full, you want the beans to be able to move around.  So i filled one half of an egg about half way.  Feel free to experiment and see if different fillings change the sound of the maraca!

Make sure your egg is shut all the way.  You want to be sure you are using an egg that will close all the way, sometimes these eggs like to come apart on their own, don’t use one of those.

Once you have filled it and shut it, place it between two plastic spoons and wrap a few times in your washi tape.

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That is it!  Wasn’t that easy?  I thought this would be great for a preschool group or a church nursery.  As long as you keep an eye to make sure they are not opening them.

Enjoy your new instruments!

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