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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. ūüėČ

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 

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Trampoline sidewalk art 

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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchCrunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad

I have always wanted to try these bags of broccoli slaw, but never had any idea what to make with them. ¬†My sister in law made this Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad at our last family ¬†dinner and everyone loved it. ¬†We ate every last bite, I was surprised to see how easy it was to make and the fact that all my kids LOVED it made it a “keeper” for ¬†our family recipe book.

This recipe makes  a LARGE bowl, about 18 cups of salad so it is great to take a picnic or family gathering.

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchTo make this salad you will need:

  • 1 – 32oz bag of Broccoli Slaw (2lbs)
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles (withOUT the seasoning packet)
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing (you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds.  Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving.  Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 32 oz bag of Broccoli Slaw 2lbs
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles withOUT the seasoning packet
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better
  • Salt and pepper optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds. Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving. Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

 

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More salad recipes you might want to check out:

Red Potato Salad
Broccoli Grape and Sunflower Salad
Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 
Pretzel Jello Salad
Caramel Apple Salad 
Toasted Almond and Cabbage Salad 
Fiesta Layered Corn Salad 
Fresh Cucumber Salad Рgood for 2 months in the refrigerator 
Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes 
Six Thumbs Up Salad
CAULIFLOWER BACON PECAN SALAD RECIPE ~ WITH KRAFT RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
The Pink Stuff Fruit Salad
Spinach Mandarin Orange and Pecan Chicken Salad 
Creamy Cucumber and Dill Salad 
Fruity Pasta Salad 
12 Hour Layered Green Salad 
Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Salad 

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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~ ‚ÄúGOODY BAGS‚ÄĚ
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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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~ ‚ÄúGOODY BAGS‚ÄĚ
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 

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