1. Cool Off with Iceberg Pretend Play

    It's really heating up where we live, so I made Gresham some "icebergs" to use outside with his toy animals. This idea is so simple - just freeze water in…

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  2. The Stinky Sandal Solution

    My boys love sandals. And since we live in Texas, where sandal season is literally 7-8 months out of the year, they wear their sandals a LOT. Lots of sandals…

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  3. Castle Catapult Attack! (With fizzing dragons!)

    After we built our dowel rod catapult, I suggested to the boys that we could set up our castle and knights and shoot at our toy dragons. We made the…

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  4. Art Binder: Contain Those Stacks of Drawings!

    All summer long, I am sharing ideas for screen-free fun (and learning) on the Frugal Fun for Boys facebook page! Yesterday, I shared this simple idea that has kept my…

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  5. How to Build a Catapult out of Dowel Rods and Rubber Bands

    Here's a great summer project for kids - build a catapult out of pre-cut dowel rods and rubber bands! Over the years, we've done a lot of exploring with catapult…

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  6. Make a Water Scope for Viewing Pond Life

    A couple weeks ago, we found a book at the library called "The Kids Summer Handbook." (Amazon Affiliate Link) Aidan was really excited about the ideas in this book! I…

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  7. Recipe for Giant Bubble Solution

    Many years ago, I mixed up a recipe for giant bubble solution that I saw on the PBS Zoom TV show. I was teaching science to homeschoolers at the time,…

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  8. 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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  9. Fourth of July Art and Fireworks in a Glass

    We had some festive Fourth of July fun at our house today! First, we did fireworks paintings. We drew fireworks with glitter crayons on white heavyweight paper. Then, we painted…

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  10. 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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