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Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy

23 Creative And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer

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1. Bananagrams is great, but GIANT BANANAGRAMS is best.

Bananagrams is great, but GIANT BANANAGRAMS is best.

Just cut out the letters together and prepare for some major scrambling.
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2. Take Twister outside.

Take Twister outside.

Here’s how to do it yourselves.
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3. And bring Scrabble to the pool.

And bring Scrabble to the pool.

The sponges will float!
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4. Turn a two-liter bottle into a DIY sprinkler.

Turn a two-liter bottle into a DIY sprinkler.

Get the directions here.
Source: makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

5. Make art with things you guys find in nature.

6. Show your appreciation for those starry summer nights.

Show your appreciation for those starry summer nights.

Get the directions here.
Source: designmom.com

7. Feed the birds.

Feed the birds.

Here is how to make your own feeder in whatever shapes you can think of (or find cookie cutters for).
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8. If you have a seasoned friendship-bracelet-maker, take it to the next level with these DIY flip-flops.

If you have a seasoned friendship-bracelet-maker, take it to the next level with these DIY flip-flops.

Directions here.
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9. Make dinosaur tracks with flip-flops.

Make dinosaur tracks with flip-flops.

Get the directions here.
Source: wineandglue.com

10. Make ice cream cone seed planters together.

Make ice cream cone seed planters together.

It’s biodegradable and is the perfect way to start a small garden. Make sure none of your precious offspring attempt to eat it, however.
Source: diyprojectnetwork.com

11. Or plant markers for a big garden.

Or plant markers for a big garden.

Like these clever little signs.
Source: thecraftycrow.net

12. Create your own magnetic games for long trips.

Create your own magnetic games for long trips.

It’s just like an iPad, except that it costs one dollar and you won’t feel so guilty parking your kid in front of it for six hours.
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13. Work on a long-term project together, like making (temporary) art with their toys.

Work on a long-term project together, like making (temporary) art with their toys.

This car mural is fully magnetic, so maximum Hot Wheels-ing is still possible (and encouraged).
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14. Construct the most boss fort of all time.

15. Or the most rockin’ teepee.

Or the most rockin' teepee.

Directions here.
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16. For smaller projects, recycle things you already have into new buddies.

For smaller projects, recycle things you already have into new buddies.

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17. Race soap boats on hot days.

18. Or turn pool noodles into race tracks.

19. Pool noodles also make wicked fun wickets.

Pool noodles also make wicked fun wickets.

If you want your kids to learn croquet. If not, they can always just wantonly kick things around.
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20. And obstacle courses.

And obstacle courses.

Directions here.
Source: parents.com

21. And bike-washes.

And bike-washes.

This looks like the most fun activity ever.
Source: lullabylubbock.blogspot.ca

22. Make an outdoor tic-tac-toe board.

Make an outdoor tic-tac-toe board.

Somehow things get way more competitive when you make them larger and take them outside.
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23. For a more harrowing game, stage a toy rescue mission.

For a more harrowing game, stage a toy rescue mission.

They can only be released with well-aimed water guns.
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