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A collage of summer time activities with text beside it.
I wanted to share my HUGE master list of freebie ideas with you.   This will keep you busy all summer long!

1- This list of FREE summer activities ranges from where to find free ice cream to what you can do in your own back yard.

2- Make this INVENTION BOX with things that you find around the house.


3-  Make this adorable daisy print from Paula at Beauty Through Imperfection! 

4- This is a great way to keep your kids busy on a hot summer afternoon:  Personalized coloring sheets from Beauty through Imperfection.


5- If you have water bottles lying around, make a Water Bottle Comet


6- If you are looking for a fun preschool activity, this Ice Cream Cone color matching by The Preschool Toolbox Blog is a fun idea (free printables)

7- Here is a cute way to work on word families with this wet chalk activity from ThePreschooltoolboxblog: 


8- You can turn cars into a math lesson with these free printables from Living Montessori Now :

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9- Hand Made Kid Art has a fun math idea using a balloon and two “hand made” paddles.
A close up of two paper plates made into paddles with text above them.

10- Have fun at home with these ideas from Alison at Pint-sized Treasures
A beach bucket on the sand with a shovel and text above them.


11- Shaving cream with an ice cream scoop can be the perfect combo ~ see this post from JDaniel4’smom
A child playing with shaving cream on a table.

12- You can paint your kids for no reason, or do any of these other fun ideas from

13- Let them paint with kool-aid

A two little girls sitting at a table with Kool-Aid paints in containers and text above them.

14- Make Ghost Mud like Jackie at Happy Hooligans:

15- Or you can make Kid Activities Blog glop

16- Take the kids outside for these fun ideas from


17- Throw a splash party – cute idea from


18- Here is a fun way to hear how ice sounds in difference containers from Lemon Lime Adventures:


19- When the heat rises, The Realistic Mama pulls out the ice cubes for some sensory play.

20- I love this idea from Meaningful Mama.  It is a water obstacle course.



21- Here are some great ideas for your little ones under five from Powerful Mothering

22-  Let your toddler “paint” the ground with water…

paint the ground

When all else fails, I go back on any of these activities because they take about 30 seconds to prepare and they keep our kids happy and busy for hours!
A close up of white paper on a table ready for kids to color on and text above it.

I hope that you are inspired to have fun without spending a dime!

PS- See my YOU CAN BE A STAY AT HOME MOM ON ONE INCOME book for more money-saving ideas!
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I hope to use some of this when the kids come visiting this summer