Being home with the kids every day has really challenged my creativity when it comes to keeping them occupied in a constructive way. We are always trying to find ways to spend out time at home together that is interesting to my preschool ages kids and that doesn’t cost any money. Here are 12 simple ideas.
Our garden is in full swing and of all of the wonderful things that we are harvesting I think the flowers have got to be my favorite. I love having fresh flowers in our home, but buying them is never an option. For the few dollars I spent on seeds and bulbs this spring, I am now able to fill our home with colorful flowers that make our home bright and cheerful.
A great garage sale find, and a clearanced yard of fun jersey fabric inspired this super easy sewing project. When my little lady scored a Cabbage patch Doll for $ 0.75 at a garage sale that needed some clothes, I decided to make not only one for her new dolly, but one for her that matched! She loves that she can match her new baby, and they couldn’t be a cuter pair.
Here is a great activity that will keep the kids busy for a long time – marshmallow and toothpick towers. Grab that stale bag of mini marshmallows from the cupboard and a package of toothpicks. You will be shocked at the amazing stuff your kids will be able to create with those them, and how much fun they will have creating with something so simple.
I love mason jars for decorating inside and outside of the house, and I simply cannot get enough of the pretty blue jars lit up at night with candles in the summer time. I have been experimenting with different ways to turn my blue Ball jars into outdoor lanterns, and think I have finally found the easiest way to do so. Thanks to timed tea lights my lanterns are now very low maintenance.
An idea to hang a horse saddle in a tree as a swing turned into a family affair. A little help from each member in the family has resulted in a saddle swing complete with a horse painted like our favorite spotted pony. We now have a swing that is fun for kids and adults alike. You seriously can’t help but smile while riding on it!
Take an old t-shirt that you already have in your closet and turn it into an adorable, comfortable, and stylish tank top. It will take you less than 15 minutes to transform a boxy t-shirt into a tank top that you will want to wear over and over. For Mom’s or for little girls these easy tank tops are adorable!
My kids love a good treasure hunt! It is a great way to surprise your kids with a fun filled activity that includes hunting for treasure, looking for clues, and following a map along the way. What an inexpensive way to thrill your child at any age! A few simple supplies and a treasure at the end is all you will need for a this super fun family activity.
Here is a simple and fun activity that not only lets your kids help you decorate fort he 4th of July, but is a fun patriotic project too. All you need is a piece of cardboard or poster board and some to decorate your outdoor space with stars to your hearts content.
Summer has finally arrived and it’s time for poolside Popsicle treats! I have tried store bought Popsicle holders to help my toddlers eat Popsicle without a sticky mess, but nothing compares to this free option using recycled plastic lids as drip free Popsicle holder.