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100 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids for Free or Cheap

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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  1. Have a reading marathon.
  2. Write stories together.
  3. Play soccer.
  4. Paint or draw together.
  5. Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  6. Go on a hike.
  7. Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach.
  8. Play board games.
  9. Play kickball.
  10. Get up early, pack breakfast, and have a sunrise breakfast.
  11. Go to a museum.
  12. Go to a playground.
  13. Play hide-and-seek.
  14. Have a pillow fight.
  15. Ride bikes.
  16. Build sandcastles.
  17. Rent a dvd and make popcorn.
  18. Tell stories.
  19. Have a scavenger hunt.
  20. Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.
  21. Play card games.
  22. Garden together.
  23. Bake cookies (let the kids help).
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Go to the library.

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momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM

 

  1. Shop at a thrift shop.
  2. Create a blog together.
  3. Create a scrapbook.
  4. Make a movie using a camcorder and computer.
  5. Learn to play music.
  6. Fingerpaint.
  7. Make play dough from scratch.
  8. Make homemade mini pizzas.
  9. Buy popsicles.
  10. Make hand-painted T-shirts.
  11. Set up a hammock, make lemonade, relax.
  12. Go to a pool.
  13. Go to a public place, people watch, and make up imaginary stories about people.
  14. Visit family.
  15. Write letters to family.
  16. Paint or decorate the kids’ room.
  17. Make milkshakes.
  18. Play freeze tag.
  19. Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house or yard).
  20. Decorate a pair of jeans.
  21. Do a science experiment.
  22. Play games online.
  23. Teach them to play chess.
  24. Learn magic tricks.
  25. Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
  26. Fly kites.
  27. Go snorkeling.
  28. Barbecue.
  29. Volunteer.
  30. Donate stuff to charity.
  31. Compete in a three-legged or other race.
  32. Create an obstacle course.
momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

 


  1. Pitch a tent and sleep outside with marshmallows.
  2. Roast marshmallows.
  3. Play loud music and dance crazy.
  4. Write and produce a play (to perform before other family members).
  5. Paint each other’s faces.
  6. Have a water balloon fight.
  7. Have a gun-fight with those foam dart guns.
  8. Explore your yard and look for insects.
  9. Go for a walk and explore the neighborhood.
  10. Go jogging.
  11. Take pictures of nature.
  12. Play a trivia game.
  13. Make up trivia questions about each other.
  14. Make hot cocoa.
  15. Play house.
  16. Decorate the house with decorations you make.
  17. Make popsicles.
  18. Play school.
  19. Do shadow puppets.
  20. Make a comic book.
  21. Play in the rain.
  22. Make mud pies.
  23. Blow bubbles.
momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

 

  1. Take turns saying tongue twisters.
  2. Sing songs.
  3. Tell ghost stories in the dark with a flashlight.
  4. Build stuff with Legos.
  5. Give them a bubble bath.
  6. Play with squirt guns.
  7. Play video games together.
  8. Play wiffleball.
  9. Play nerf football.
  10. Build a rocket from a kit.
  11. Bake a cake and decorate it.
  12. Play dress-up.
  13. Thumb-wrestle, play mercy, or have a tickle fight.
  14. Make a gingerbread house, or decorate gingerbread men.
  15. Learn and tell each other jokes.
  16. Play basketball.
  17. Learn to juggle.
  18. Walk barefoot in the grass and pick flowers.
  19. Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.
  20. Prank call their grandparents, using disguised, humorous voices.
leighp1
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

We are starting our story writing book today.  I start the story with a sentence or two and then she adds for about 10 minutes.  Then tomorrow I will write another sentence or two and it will go on until our story is finished.  I came up with this before reading this post.  I thought it would be a great way to get her interested in writing.  going to go down the list and see what else we can do together.

leighp1
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Oh oh oh...we tried the juggling thing with plastic bags.  Was soooooo much fun!!!  you really need to do that one.  LOL.  Kill two birds with one stone and video tape each other doing it and make a movie!!

momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

 

Quoting leighp1:

We are starting our story writing book today.  I start the story with a sentence or two and then she adds for about 10 minutes.  Then tomorrow I will write another sentence or two and it will go on until our story is finished.  I came up with this before reading this post.  I thought it would be a great way to get her interested in writing.  going to go down the list and see what else we can do together.

 Thats a wonderful idea!

Leelee1008
by Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

nice list

mrswillie
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM

great ideas

clowry02
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM

great ideas

kmqw229
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Great list!
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