Summer Fun Ideas + Glitter Play Dough

Summer is in full swing at our house and so far so good, we have not had too many days that we were “bored”! But with that comes lots of planning and fresh ideas as what to do to keep the kiddos busy! Check out these great ideas from Strong Tower to keep your kiddos busy and having fun all summer long!

Plus check out her Glitter Play Dough Recipe!

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101 Summer Fun Ideas To Do With The Kiddos

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Vacationing during the summer seems to get harder and harder each year. Our girls playing sports and my hubby gets really busy at work keeps us from taking anything more than just a weekend trip out of town. To hold us over til our December vacation, we try to keep busy with fun activities that we can do around town or at home that don’t break the bank in the process. Check out what we plan to do this summer with our 101 Summer Fun Ideas!

1. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

2. Tie Dye with Sharpie & Alcohol

3. Create a Memory Jar

4. Make Daisy Jewelry

5. Catch Frogs at the Creek

6. Host a Field Day

7. Movie Night at Home

8. Backyard Twister

9. See FREE Or Cheap Movies- Cobb Theaters or Cinemark Theaters

10. Pillow Fort

11. Potato Stamps

12. Train Ride

13. Hitting at the Batting Cages

14. Yoga at Home

15. Frisbee Golf

16. Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

17. Make Cookies for a Friend

18. Dance Party

19. Homemade Band Concert

20. Make Our Own Snow Cones

21. Volunteer

22. Duck Feeding at Pond

23. Make Cards for Local Nursing Home

24. Make Our Own Sidewalk Chalk

25. Water Balloon Pinata

26. Minute To Win It Game Day

27. Backyard Hopscotch

28. Learn Sign Language

29. Make A Family Sign

30. Make a Family Cookbook

31. Visit Local County Fair

32. Write & Perform A Play

33. Perform A Sing Off

34. Coloring Day

35. Backyard Scrabble

36. Make Moon Sand

37. Cloud Watching

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38. Car Scavenger Hunt

39. Backyard Tic Tac Toe

40. Make Our Own Bow and Arrow

41. Watch a Minor League Baseball Game

42. Make Our Own Dog Toys

43. Make Our Own Suckers

44. Ice Cream Eating Contest

45. Slip N Slide

46. Amusement Park

47. Paint Rocks for Rock Garden

48. FREE Museum Days

49. Make Slime

50. Water Balloon Fight

51. Lemonade Stand

52. Nature Tour at Park

53. Bird Watching

54. Spa Day

55. Swimming

56. Summer Reading Program

57. Watch the Sunset

58. Picnic at the Park

59. Backyard Bowling

60. Plant a Tree

61. Donate to Local Charity

62. Baking With Mom

63. Finger Painting

64. Make Cereal Necklaces

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65. Run In the Sprinkler- Make Your Own Sprinkler

66. Make Play Dough

67. Family Game Night

68. Family Wii Night

69. 3 Legged Races

70. Make Our Own Magic Show

71. Fire Station Tour

72. Paint & Frame a Picture

73. Movies in the Backyard

74. Make our own Parade

75. Homemade Dog Treats

76. Park Scavenger Hunt

77. Camp In Backyard

78. Create an Ice Cream Bar

79. Make a Birdfeeder

80. Visit a Local Beach

81. Plant Veggies in Yard

82. Family Bike Ride

83. Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

84. Visit a Pick Your Own Farm

85. Fishing at a Local Pond

86. Make a Sun Catcher

87. Kite Flying at Park

88. Create Summer Journals

89. Fireworks On the 4th

90. Catch Lightening Bug- Make A Jar

91. Fashion Show

92. Flashlight Tag

93. Star Gazing

94. Make a Boat and Race It

95. Visit the Library

96. Outdoor Photo Session

97. Visit Local Flea Market

98. Collect & Identify Leaves

99. Share Giant Banana Split

100. Bubble Blowing Contest- Homemade Bubble & Refill Container

101. Smore’s In The Backyard

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Kids Frugal Fun: Kids Bowl All Summer for FREE!


KIDS BOWL FREE ALL SUMMER! Summer fun is just around the corner, and so are we. Sign-up for Summer Unplugged and Summer Pass now! FREE bowling for kids all summer long! Kids registered in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day, every day, all summer long! Sign up today!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Create Your Own Monster Student ID with Monster University

 

Looking for a fun activity for the kiddos to do? Create your own Monster Student id with  Monster University

“Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PixarMonstersUniversity

“Follow” Disney/Pixar on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar

Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on June 21st!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Test Your Memory with Monster University

Looking for a fun activity for the kiddos to do? Test your memory with  Monster University

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“Follow” Disney/Pixar on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyPixar

Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on June 21st!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Create a Monster University Crest

Looking for a fun activity for the kiddos to do? Make your very own Monster University Crest

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Make Your Own Sprinkler

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With summer heat keeping the kiddos hot and bored, we thought we would figure out something to keep them cool and re-use something from our recycle bin! We saw this on Pinterest last summer and thought we would try it out!

We took a 2 liter bottle, cleaned it out and then removed the plastic from the outside. Take a knife and poke a few holes all around the mid to bottom of the bottle, we them added an old hose to the top and hung it from the tree. Turn the water on and let it go! Water went everywhere giving our girls a fun day in the water without breaking the bank!

My hubby told me this is the most hillbilly thing he has ever seen me make, but hey when it is FREE and keeps the kiddos happy, I don’t mind being hillbilly!

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FREE Junie B. Kids’ Reading Club

Summer reading is so important to our family and what better way to keep them reading then by grabbing a few FREE gifts! Sign your child up for the Junie B. Kids’ Reading Club to receive a FREE starter kit.  Each starter kit includes the following:

  • One FREE copy of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
  • Exclusive activity pages
  • A membership ID card

Thanks Cincinnati Cents!

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FREE Tooth Fairy Printable Pack

Tooth Fairy Printables

I wish this would have been around for our oldest daughter, but I am printing these now for our younger daughters! Great idea! FREE Tooth Fairy Printable Pack from 3 Dinosaurs!

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Cheap Kiddos Summer Movies at Cinemark Theaters 2013

Check here for your local Cinemark Theater to find what movies you can catch this summer for just $1 each! Pay in advance for all 10 movies and only pay $5! With 3 kiddos we are always looking for ways to save big while at the movies, so only paying $1 or less for a movie this summer, is a great way not to break the bank!

http://www.cinemark.com/images/smc2013/SMC2013_ColorFlyer_245.pdf

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FREE Roller Skating this Summer for the Kiddos 2013


Kids Skate FREE is offering FREE skating for your kiddos at a skating center near you for the summer of 2013!! Check their map for locations near you and receive FREE skating passes via email sent every Sunday at 9pm for the upcoming week!

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Preschool Fun: Check Out The Seasons

Snowy Day Have some fun with your preschooler with some crafts about the seasons from 3 Boys and a Dog!

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$1 Family Friendly Movies at Regal Theaters All Summer 2013


SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS- Regal Movie Theaters

How much fun is it to grab a movie with the kiddos? But it can get pretty expensive with 3 kiddos for us! But with Regal’s Summer Movie Express $1 kid friendly movie deal, we can go for super cheap!

Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute.

Check here to see if your local theater is participating. Here are the movies that will be played at participating locations.

 

Week Title Rating Start Time
1 The Three Stooges PG 10am
1 Ice Age: Continental Drift PG 10am
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days PG 10am
2 Parental Guidance PG 10am
3 Mr. Poppers’ Penguins PG 10am
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G 10am
4 Monte Carlo PG 10am
4 Rio G 10am
5 Coraline PG 10am
5 ParaNorman PG 10am
6 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax PG 10am
6 Big Miracle PG 10am
7 Yogi Bear PG 10am
7 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island PG 10am
8 Racing Stripes PG 10am
8 Happy Feet Too PG 10am
9 African Cats G 10am
9 Chimpanzee G 10am

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FREE Kids Movies This Summer at Cobb Theatres 2013


Visit Cobb Theatres (mainly in Florida & Virgina) to check the dates, times and movies playing during their FREE Summer Kids Shows! Clearwater Florida is playing the following movies at 10am (doors open at 9:30am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) for FREE:

  •  6/11-6/13
    Hotel Transylvania (PG)
    Charlotte’s Web (PG)
  • 6/18-6/20
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG)
    Magagascar 3: Europe’s
    Most Wanted (PG)
  • 6/25-6/27
    Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)
    The Smurfs (PG)
  • 7/2-7/4
    Rio (G)
    The Muppets Take Manhattan (G)
  • 7/9-7/11
    Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
  • 7/16-7/18
    Rise of the Guardians (PG)
    Hop (PG)
  • 7/23-7/25
    How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
    Alvin and the Chipmunks:
    The Squeakquel (PG)
  • 7/30-8/1
    Open Season 3 (PG)
    Puss in Boots (PG)

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10 Earth Day Crafts for the Kiddos

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Earth Day is right around the corner- April 22! Have some fun with the kiddos with some fun activities!  Check out 10 Earth Day Kids Crafts from 3 Boys and a Dog!

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