10 Free Fun Things to Do With Your Kids

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By Elizabeth Pantley

Boring week ahead? Nothing interesting planned? Here are some ideas for fun, free easy things to do with your kids that can bring hours of fun.

  • Have your lunch or dinner as a picnic in the house. Set up a blanket on the floor. Move some plants nearby. Put picnic-type foods in a basket. Maybe even build a fort out of tables, chairs and blankets and eat inside the fort. After eating tell stories and sing songs.
  • Decorate the house for the next holiday, whatever it is. Get crazy and use crepe paper, ribbons, bows, balloons and homemade decorations. Make table centerpieces and decorate the chairs, too.
  • Make a pretend grocery store with real food from the cabinet. Make a cart out of a box. Use a calculator and create a checkout line. Use real bags. Help your child make a list, shop for food, and ring it up. Take it “home,” unpack it and do it again. And again. And again.
  • Fill a super-large container with various types of  breakfast cereals. Provide various types and sizes of cups, spoons and small containers for filling.

Have your lunch or dinner as a picnic in the house. Set up a blanket on the floor. Move some plants nearby. Put picnic-type foods in a basket. Maybe even build a fort out of tables, chairs and blankets and eat inside the fort. After eating tell stories and sing songs.

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