Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Entertain Kids

I'm always looking for ways to entertain Jacob.  
I love to upcycle everything I can get my hands on
so I decided to look on Pinterest and see what I could find.

I found lots of cheap and fun things to do with him that are really fun.
Take a look at the Pinteresting ideas I found.



Pirate Party inspiration!! 
 Got a sandbox?  
Have a Treasure hunt!


Recycled 2 liter bottles and some felt.


Turn the pack and play into a ball pit- just buy balls!!!


Would this actually make little boys wash their hands more?



Recycled Tin Can Windsocks



Shaving cream on the slide for loads of fun.
Talk about clean playtime



Tin Foil River in the yard. cheap fun.


Valentine Craft: Felt and Tic Tac poster board Toe Hearts



Cardboard tubes + box = hours of fun!



Brilliant! It's a shower curtain (liner) taped to the kitchen floor. 
The road is drawn on with permanent marker and the kids 
can color to their hearts content then drive their cars on it.




Place a tarp under or at the bottom of slide, 
set up sprinkler to keep slide and tarp wet...hours of water fun



Fun for a rainy day: use Christmas lights, a sheet, 
and chairs to create this tunnel.



Portable roads that are easy for kids to put together and will travel easily, 
made out of old denim and yellow paint. 
Velcro helps them stick to carpet.  Awesome idea.


My kids are having a blast with all these activities!
Hope yours have great fun too.

Angel







37 comments:

  1. I'd love to do some of these projects but I noticed there were no links to them. How do I find the tutorials and instructions?

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    1. To be perfectly honest, this is exactly what I thought, too. I love these, but I would love to find the links.

      No matter, I am now following you via bloglovin' on Aloha Hop. Check out my blog, if you like.
      http://mydevotionalthoughts.net

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  2. Love the shower curtain on the floor. Seriously my kids draw and color on everything. We have tried to curb this and have had some success, but this really is quite ingenious. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  3. These are wonderful ideas! I love the treasures in the pail, the tin foil river, and the sprinkler/tarp slide! TOO CUTE!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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    1. I know! Pinterest always has great ideas. We're having a blast with these.
      Angel

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  4. These are absolutely brilliant ideas for anyone who has small children and who's budget is not up for a huge kicking. lol. Hugs, Jen :-) x
    Krafty Keepsakes

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    1. Hey Jen
      Free entertainment for kids is always thr right price for me, lol.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Angel

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  5. Some amazing projects to do with the kids! Thanks for the list Angel!!

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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  6. THese are all such great ideas! Pinning this Angel! :)

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  7. Such a great round up! I'll have to try some with the kiddos!

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    1. Hi Kathryn
      I'm sure Caleb, Brooke & Benjamin would have a blast with these. My kids are lovin' them and they're all free entertainment. Hope you will give them a try.
      Angel

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  8. These are such awesome ideas! Like I don't have kids, but I want to make these things for myself haha!

    Great to be co-hosting the Aloha Blog Hop with you this week :-)

    xo

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    1. You are too funny! I tried the shave cream in the slide and it was awesome, so t guess you don't have to have kids, just act like one.
      Angel

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  9. Love pinterest for all the super kind ideas! I am so trying the cardboard box and tubes! Thanks for sharing on Friendship Friday.
    -Reshama
    www.stackingbooks.com

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    1. My Jacob loves that one! It really is fun.
      Angel

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  10. Well, I definitely need to pin this collection of great ideas. My grandchildren would enjoy a number of these activities. Thanks for doing the 'research' for this post. Bless you.

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    1. Hi Gail
      Kids love these. Hope you have fun too.
      Angel

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  11. I love all of ideas you've put together! I actually found the soda-bottle for the 'packs' or whatever call them a couple of months ago because I thought my twin nephews would think they are COOL!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy! Grab a Button.

    Have a great weekend~xo
    Sharon and Denise!
    http://bebetsy.com

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  12. I love these ideas! Looks like I have a few new summer activities to do with my 4-year-old! Thanks so much!! New follower from Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop!

    scraphappyinohio.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Dorothy.
      I just left your blog. Your cards are to cute. I love the father's day and the Buzz Lightyear especially. Also now following you too. Hope you will visit again soon.
      Angel

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  13. These are some fantastic ideas!! I'd love to try some of them! I haven't even seen half of these on my pinterest.

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    1. Hi Dear Lady
      Thanks for visiting. Hope you have fun with these too.
      Angel

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  14. Hi, I am visiting from Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops. So glad you could link up last week!
    I have to say, this is a great collection of ideas. So many things to keep the kids busy. Thank you for sharing these, I think I may have seen one or two of these before, they are all new to me.
    Hope to have you stop by Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops again this week.
    Karen @ Tots and Me
    totsandme.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Karen,
    I linked up at your place a few minutes ago. Great hop you have going on. Love it.
    Angel

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    1. Hi Kristi
      We tried that one and it is awesome! The kids had a blast. I just visited you too and I really enjoyed my visit. Your little guy is a cutie. I'm now following you on Bloglovin. Can't wait to read more of your posts.
      Angel

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  17. I'm going to have to try a few of these! B is such a busy baby. I need to keep her occupied.

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    1. Hi April
      I hope B enjoys these too.
      Angel

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  18. Well we're going to have to try to duplicate the rockets, those are awesome and I know my son would love them. I'm already a follower, visiting today from the Raising Imperfection hop.

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  19. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Raising Imperfetion Sunday Link Party with you.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  20. Oh My Gosh so many fun things for the kids to do. I will have to give this a try. Coming from the Deezy Does It! Pimp-Out/Showcase

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    1. Hi
      I love your shirt card. That is toooo adorable I'm your follower too and I've really enjoyed browsing your blog.
      Angel

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  21. Wow, such fabulous ideas!! I am definitely pinning your post to Pinterest.

    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Betty
      So glad you like theses. We've had a lot of fun with them at my house.
      Angel

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