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Playful Painting

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Kids LOVE to paint and get messy!  This activity is perfect! Let the kiddos get messy and have a good time- by dropping finger paint in the bottom of an empty tub at different areas. Then put the kiddo in and let them go to town. We have gotten very creative- practiced letters, numbers, words, as well as discovered what colors you can make. Best part is it comes right off with water and sponge.

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Truck Painting

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As part of 104 Days of Summer Frugal Fun today’s post is all about Truck Painting!

What you will need: 

– Washable non-toxic kid’s paint

– Paper/Cardboard

– Plate to put the paint on

– Several different sizes of toy trucks and cars to “paint” with

See full post from Pinning Everyday

{Thanks Pinning Everyday!}

Posted as part of the 104 Days of Summer Frugal Fun! See More Items Here!

 

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Make a “Treasure Hunt” in a Pool

baby pool I heard this idea recently and thought it would be perfect for my kids! Making a “Treasure Hunt” in a Baby pool!

You just get a baby pool, like this one here from Amazon for $7 and fill it with some little “treasures” from around the house {examples would be smooth stones, toy cars, animals, erasers, coins, etc.} or items from the dollar tree. Then you fill it up half way with sand then the rest with water. Then use sand sifters to search for treasure!

You can find 10 lb. bags of sand here on Amazon for around $12 or check your local hardware stores.

I think my sons would enjoy this all season and could keep them busy for many hours!

Posted as part of the 104 Days of Summer Frugal Fun! See More Items Here!

 

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Make Your Own Battleship Game!

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Before we owned the Battleship the game we wanted to play it with our boys and figured out a way to make our own!

Here’s how to Make Your Own Battleship Game!

Drawing the Grids

  • Using a ruler and black pencil, each player draws a grid of nine rows by nine columns. Leave room on each sheet of paper for another, similar-sized grid.
  • On the bottom row of each grid, using the black pencil, number the squares from “1” to “8”. Leave the square in the bottom left-hand corner blank. Mark the squares in the row on the far left of the grid with the letters “A” to “H”, with “A” in the top left-hand corner. Leave the bottom-left hand corner square blank.
  • Using a black pencil, each player now draws their “fleet” onto their grid, without showing their opponent. The fleet consists of two submarines, two destroyers, one cruiser, one battleship and one aircraft carrier.
  • The aircraft carrier is a line of five “A”s, the battleship a line of four “B”s, the cruiser is three “C”s, destroyers are lines of two “D”s and submarines are an “S” marked in one square.
  • The ships can be drawn in either horizontal or vertical lines, but cannot overlap. For example, if a submarine is placed on the square C4, no other ship can be placed on that square.
  • Each player now repeats Steps 1 & 2, to make a clean grid.

Playing the Game

  • Player One calls the coordinate of a square on the grid – for example, “B1”. Player Two checks whether they have a boat placed on that square. If so, Player Two calls “Hit”. Player One marks a Hit on B1 on their clean grid, using a colored pencil to write the letter “H”. If there is no boat on the square, Player Two calls “Miss”. Player One marks this on their clean grid, using the letter “M”. Use different-colored pencils to denote Hits and Misses.
  • Each player takes a shot on the opposing fleet in turn.
  • If all the squares that embody a ship are hit, the ship “sinks”. The player whose ship has been sunk must declare this and also say what type of ship it was.
  • The game ends when one player sinks all boats in the other player’s fleet, by correctly deducing which squares they were placed on

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Numbered Traffic Cones!

traffic cones games I seen a game with numbered traffic cones in Family Fun magazine this month and it made me think of numerous games my two sons and friends could play with them! {Seriously great magazine! Get it for just $1 per issue HERE!}

I ordered these: dozen of traffic cones for $13.50 HERE and these table numbers for $3.49 from Oriental Trading HERE OR You can use leftover Milk or Drink Containers with electrical tape around them!

Now once you get your numbered traffic cones here are some great activities that will have your kiddos exercising their minds and bodies!

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My kids above playing number games with my cones I bought! Nice for rainy days too!

For younger kids

  • Space out the cones and call out a color of one of the cones, the first kiddo to the correct colored cone wins
  • Call out a number and first kid to the correct number wins

For Older Kids

  • Call out two or more colors for the kids to follow the sequence of colored cones. Example: Green, Blue, Red, Yellow Each kid takes a turn trying to duplicate the sequence of colors stated
  • Play math cones! Call out a math problem example 1+1= what? First kid to correct answer wins! Make it more difficult or base on child’s math level with addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc!
  • Moving Memory Number game: Write down a sequence of numbers on index cards. Have one caller and one runner. The caller calls out the first number, the runner has to go to that number and back to start. The runner calls out the first and second number and the runner must tag both cones and return to base. Continue play like this until runner correctly tags each cone, and then runner and caller switch places!

What other games can you think of playing with numbered traffic cones?

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

sidewalk-paint-recipe This looks like such a great idea but the cost of it can be a little much! Over $15 for 3 bottles over on Amazon!  My boys love to paint, but we have never used sidewalk chalk paint.  I am glad we can make some for way less and very easily!!

What you need: 

  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Food Coloring of your choice

Directions:

Head over to Searching 4 Savings for complete instructions!

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Homemade Silly Putty!

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Soooo, I have been slacking with the 104 Days of Summer Fun post, but I am here with another great post for some Frugal Fun!

Homemade Silly Putty! We already have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe yay!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 Bottle of School Glue
  • Borax
  • Food Coloring
  • Water

For complete instructions please head over to Real Housewives Clip Coupons! 

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Plan a Staycation in Your Town!

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Looking to save some money this summer on vacations? Why not try a Staycation this year! Here are a list of posts from around the country on how to save and plan a staycation in your area!

Mid Atlantic

NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles
Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin
Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe
Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This Season
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York :: Ann’s Entitled Life
Syracuse, New York :: I am THAT lady
Erie, Pennsylvania :: Growing Kids Ministry
Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania :: Family Balance Sheet
Hershey, Pennsylvania :: Good Deal Mama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: Beyond the Cover
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania :: The Coupon “High”
Poconos, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains
Scranton, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains

Midwest

Des Moines, Iowa :: Make the best of everything
Aurora, Illinois :: A Savings WOW!
Central, Illinois :: The Homeschool Scientist
Chicago, Illinois :: Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Naperville, Illinois :: The Sensible Mom
Schaumburg, Illinois :: Ravings By Rae
Fort Wayne, Indiana :: Simplified Saving
Indianapolis, Indiana (Metro Area) :: In Good Cents
Muncie, Indiana (Central IN) :: the daisyhead
Northern Indiana :: So Dough Savvy
Kansas City Area :: Kansas City Mamas
Metro Detroit, Michigan :: Saving Dollars and Sense
Grand Rapids, Michigan :: Give Me Neither
Oakland County, Michigan :: Bargain Shopper Mom
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Creative Couponing
Rural Minnesota (either Southern our Lake Country) :: Mommysavers.com
St. Cloud, Minnesota :: Frugal Finders
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas :: Kosher on a Budget
Springfield, Missouri :: Getting Freedom
Cincinnati, Ohio :: Family Friendly Cincinnati
Columbus, Ohio :: Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio :: Savings Lifestyle: Dayton
Mansfield, Ohio :: The Traveling Praters
NE Ohio :: Raising Lifelong Learners
Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) :: Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Black Hills, South Dakota :: Little House Living
South Dakota :: Moms Mustard Seeds
Oshkosh, Wisconsin :: Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom

Mountain

Phoenix, Arizona :: Mom Endeavors
Scottsdale, Arizona :: Saving For Someday
Tucson, Arizona :: Desert Chica Ramblings
Colorado Springs, Colorado :: The Greenbacks Gal
Denver, Colorado :: Bargain Blessings
Helena, Montana :: The WiC Project
Omaha, Nebraska :: Mom Endeavors
Reno, Nevada – Lake Tahoe (Northern Nevada) :: Saving in Nevada

Pacific

Fresno, California (Central Valley) :: NerdFamily Blog
Los Angeles, California :: Savings.com
San Diego, California :: Good Cheap Eats
San Diego, California :: Life as MOM
Portland, Oregon :: Frugal Living NW
Seattle, Washington :: Thrifty NW Mom

South Atlantic

Arkansas :: Discovering Arkansas
Washington, DC :: Kidventurous
Clearwater Beach, Florida :: Bargain Briana
Jacksonville, Florida :: Saving The Family Money
Southwest Florida (Ft. Myers area) :: Chaos Is Bliss
St. Augustine, Florida :: Simply St. Augustine
Tallahassee, Florida :: SwagGrabber
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: Hodgepodge
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: The Couponing Couple
Annapolis, Maryland :: The Happy Housewife
Hagerstown, Maryland :: Cheryl Pitt
Asheville, North Carolina :: Paradise Praises
Charlotte, North Carolina :: from our front porch lookin’ in…
Raleigh/Southeastern, North Carolina :: Upside Down Homeschooling
Upstate South Carolina :: The Tween & Me
Charlottesville, Virginia :: How to Have it All
Richmond, Virginia :: Teachers of Good Things
Smithfield, Virginia :: Walking in High Cotton
Virginia Beach, Virginia :: The Coupon Challenge

South Central

Coastal Alabama :: Meet Penny
Huntsville, Alabama :: The Traveling Praters
Northern Kentucky :: Simply Sherryl
Chattanooga, Tennessee :: Living Chic on the Cheap
East Tennessee (Smoky Mountains, Knoxville) :: Finding Joy on the Journey
Nashville, Tennessee :: Montessori Tidbits
Arlington, Texas :: Grocery Shop For FREE
Austin, Texas (Hill Country) :: Ponder the Path
College Station, Texas :: How to Homeschool My Child
Dallas, Texas :: Surviving The Stores
East Dallas, Texas :: Funky Faith Girl
Fort Worth, Texas :: Coupons & Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas :: MomsToolbox
Houston, Texas :: MyLitter
Katy, Texas :: Moms Confession
McAllen, Texas (Rio Grande Valley) :: iLoveMy5Kids
San Antonio, Texas :: Melissa’s Bargains

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