Frugal Indoor Activities for Children

Frugal Indoor Activities FinalNow that the holidays are over, here are some Fun and Frugal Indoor Activities for Children that you can do together.

 

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Check out my Good Things Utah segment where I share five fun and frugal activities.

 

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And check out my other Good Things Utah segment where I talk about more fun and frugal indoor activities for children.

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Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 4)

Make sure to check out all of the Frugal and Fun Activities I posted this past month. And below are more fun activities to do with the kids this summer.


Mega Bubbles – Head to a hardware store to pick up eye hooks, wooden dowels, butcher’s twine, and a washer to make Mega Bubbles. To make the bubble solution, mix a half cup of water, a half cup of dishwashing liquid, and one tablespoon of vegetable oil. You can multiply these quantities to make the amount of solution you’ll need. Allow the mixture to sit overnight before using.

DIY Bird Feeder – The birds will enjoy visiting your yard with this homemade treat, and the kids will enjoy watching them.


Bean Bag Toss – Use this tutorial to make your own Cornhole Bean Bag Toss game.


Homemade Stomp Rocket – Learn how to make a homemade Stomp Rocket with materials around your house.


Water Gun Ping Pong Target Range – Use the water gun to spray the ping pong balls off the golf tees.

What fun summer activities have you done with your kids? And here are more activities to do with your kid this summer:
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 2)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 3)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 4)

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Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 3)

If you missed the last few weeks, check out Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1) and (Part 2). Here are more fun summer activities you can do with the kids this summer that don’t cost a lot of money:


Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag – The kids will have so much fun shaking their homemade ice cream in a bag, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make.

 


PVC Sprinklers – Here are two different ways from Crafty Sisters and Sutton Grace  to make your own PVC Sprinklers.

 


Night-Time Bowling – Place glow sticks in water bottles to create an outdoor night-time bowling activity.

 


Kick-Ball Croquet – Use your old pool noodles to make this Kick-Ball Croquet game.

 


Sidewalk Chalk Paint –  Use a 2:1 ratio of water and cornstarch, then add in food coloring to make Sidewalk Chalk Paint.

Have you done any fun activities with your kids this summer? Please share!

And here are more activities to do with your kid this summer:
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 2)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 3)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 4)

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Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 2)

It’s been such a nice week this week that we’ve been spending a lot of time outside enjoying the summer. Make sure to check out last week’s Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1) if you missed it. And here are this week’s fun summer activities you can do with the kids:


PVC Marshmallow Guns – Pick up some PVC and make Marshmallow Guns that kids of all ages can do. The Mini Marshmallow Poppers that I featured earlier  this year are also a big hit with the kids.

 


Marble Launch – Turn an old pool noodle into a backyard raceway for kids’ marbles.

 


Bubble Snakes – These Bubble Snakes look like so much fun. All you need is an empty water bottle, duct tape, a mismatched sock and dish soap to make this activity.

 


Homemade Sponge Bombs – These Sponge Bombs are the perfect alternative to water balloons.

 


Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe – Pick up a shower curtain from Dollar Tree and inexpensive tape to make a Tic-Tac-Toe grid.  Then have the children stand behind a line and see who had the best aim with a Frisbee.

If you have any fun and frugal activities you do with your kids during summer, please share them with everyone.  And here are more activities to do with your kid this summer:
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 2)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 3)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 4)

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Frugal and Fun Summer Activites (Part 1)

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Summer is finally here! And I’m looking forward to doing some fun activities with my girls. Every week this month, I’ll post some frugal and fun summer activities you can do with your children. Here are this week’s fun activities:

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Hot Air Balloon – This activity will keeps the kids entertained for hours!

 

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Homemade Sidewalk Ice Chalk – Mix together half cornstarch, half water, and washable tempura paint. Pour it into ice cube trays, and freeze it. Make sure the kids wear clothing that is okay to get messy.

 

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Do It Yourself Hula Hoop – I loved the hula hoop when I was younger! This looks like such a fun activity that the kids would love, and for me too.  😉

 

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Water Balloon Piñata – Sounds like a fun way to get wet this summer!

 

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Water Pistol Target Range – Stacking some paper cups into a pyramid shape, then use a dollar store water pistol or spray bottle to shoot them down.

If you have any fun summer activities that you’ve enjoyed doing with your kids, please share with everyone! And here are more activities to do with your kid this summer:
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 1)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 2)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 3)
Frugal and Fun Summer Activities (Part 4)

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Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter (Part 4)

Here is the final part of Frugal Indoor Activities for Children (Part 4). Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for more fun ideas to do with your children this winter.

Bubble Wrap Hop Scotch – Kids will love playing hop scotch with a new twist.

Blow Painting – Place drops of paint on a paper, then use straws to blow the paint in all directions.

Bottle Bowling – Recycle plastic bottles and turn them into a fun bowling game for the family.

Gingerbread Dice Game – Take turns rolling a die and coloring in one of the segments with that number on it. The first player to color in the whole gingerbread man wins.

Balloon Yo-Yo – Using items you probably already have in your home–balloons, rice and rubber bands–make this fun balloon yo-yo.

Make sure to check out all of the fun and frugal activities and ideas posts that you can do with your children indoors during the winter:

Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 1)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 2)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 3)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 4)

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Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter (Part 3)

Here are this week’s frugal indoor activities for children. If you missed the past few weeks, check out Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter (Part 1) and (Part 2).

Musical Instruments – Make a variety of musical instruments and have a jam session at your house. Some instruments could include the following:

  • Shoe-box guitar
  • Kazoo
  • Cymbals – use 2 saucepan lids
  • Drum – use upside down saucepan and wooden spoon or chop sticks
  • Maracas – use rice, dry beans, pasta, or dry sand in a plastic bottle or with paper cups
  • Xylophone – use milk bottles or jam jars half filled with water and and a spoon
  • Harmonica – use greaseproof paper and a comb

Oobleck – Use 2 parts corn starch and 1 cup water to make oobleck. This is a lot of fun for the kids to play with. When I did this for my daughter, she played it with for hours.

Food Stamping – Kids love stamping with fruits and vegetables. Use a potato, apple, celery, strawberry, etc. to make beautiful paintings and prints on papers and fabrics.

Milk Jug Ball Catcher – Use a milk jug or bottle and crumbled up newspaper wrapped in tape to play this toss and catch game.

Bulls-Eye Bowling – Make a bulls-eye on the carpet using masking tape, then bowl small balls towards the bulls-eye to see which ball can land in the center.

Make sure to check out all of the fun and frugal activities and ideas posts that you can do with your children indoors during the winter:

Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 1)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 2)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 3)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 4)

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Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter (Part 2)

Here are this week’s Frugal Indoor Activities for Children During Winter. If you missed last week’s ideas, head over here for Part 1. A few of these ideas I used for my Good Things Utah TV segment, and I decided to keep them on this Frugal Indoor Activities post series because they are so much fun! Plus, some of you may may have missed seeing them when I showed them on TV.

Straw-Threaded Necklace – Cut up straws into little pieces and thread them through a shoe string or yarn. If you don’t have straws, use pasta noodles instead.

Mini Marshmallow Popper – Gather together some balloons, cups, and marshmallows to make these mini marshmallow poppers. Hold a contest to see who can pop marshmallows the farthest or get the most into a bowl that’s a few feet away.

Alphabet Cookies – Have fun in the kitchen making these alphabet cookies. You can work on letter identification and make a special message for someone in the family.

Paper Plate Ring Toss – Make your own homemade version of a carnival ring toss.

Marshmallow & Toothpick Buildings – Have your kids design their own three-dimensial buildings and designs using only mini marshmallows and toothpicks.

Glitter Slime – Your kids will have fun playing with this glitter slime. All you need is Borax, Elmer’s Glue, food coloring, glitter, and water to create it.

Next week, I’ll share more frugal indoor activities for children during winter. If you have any frugal activities, please share with everyone.

Make sure to check out all of the fun and frugal activities and ideas posts that you can do with your children indoors during the winter:

Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 1)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 2)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 3)
Frugal Indoor Activities for Children during Winter (Part 4)

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