1. Crazy Sock Ideas

    Does your child's school or Awana club do crazy sock day (or night)? We have crazy sock night at Awana once each year, and I never have any good ideas.…

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  2. Angry Birds Beanbags and Activities

    Much to my children's chagrin, we don't spend very much time on video games at our house. This spring, however, I got my first smart phone and we downloaded Angry…

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  3. Paper Plate Marble Track

    We just can't get enough of marble tracks at our house! I almost bought the boys a nice wooden set last Christmas, but I'm so glad I didn't! Making our…

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  4. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  5. Pool Noodle Marble Run

    We had extra pool noodle ends left over from our pool noodle light sabers, so I thought the boys would have fun making marble runs with them. I've seen several…

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  6. Paper Airplane Test Lab

    Screen-Free Summer Idea #17: Set up a paper airplane test lab! We have reached the point here in north Texas where it is just too hot to be outside very…

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  7. Family Backyard Summer Olympics

    In honor of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, we had our own backyard Olympics this morning! We did four events: sprint, long jump, baseball throw, and nerf gun shooting.…

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  8. Do Something Unexpected! (Your kids will love it!)

    I am a fairly color-in-the-lines type of person, and my kids are often, uh, not so much. Why walk down the stairs when you can jump? Why go around the…

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  9. Science Fun: A Mentos and Diet Soda Fountain!

    Get ready for your children to name you "Mom of the Year" after this activity! Aidan was amazed when I announced after dinner that we were going to create a…

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  10. Roly Poly (Pill Bug) Races

    When I saw this idea for roly poly races on Shared From Way Over Here, I knew it would be right up my boys' alley! All three of them love…

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