1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Popsicle Stick Flag Craft

    We were inspired by Ginger Snap Crafts to make some flags out of painted popsicle sticks. She used craft sticks for hers, but we have many extra (as in 1,000!)…

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Backyard Water Play for Preschoolers

    Here is another screen-free summer idea - set up a backyard water play area! I had decided ahead of time that this would be an "Owen-speed" activity - it seems…

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  9. 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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  10. Summer Fun: Hunting for Insects

    Because we ended our homeschooling year by studying about insects in our science book, we have been especially aware of the ones that we find around our yard. The boys…

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