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Fun ideas and activities to break the boredom. Find ideas for road trips, school breaks, the weekend, and more!

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Printable Summer Bucket List - free - This Reading Mama

Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids - This Reading Mama

Printable Summer Bucket List - free - This Reading Mama

Marble Trampolines!  A Fun Engineering Challenge for Kids #STEM

Marble Trampolines! A Fun Engineering Challenge for Kids - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

Magnetic Marble Mazes- printable mazes. Great magnet science and STEM activity for kids! Preschoolers & elementary kids will love this, too! via @karyntripp

Magnetic Marble Mazes

Looking for a cool magnet activity for kids? Try these magnetic marble mazes. This printable marble game uses magnets to make it educational and fun!

Make a Ball Maze Hand-Eye Coordination Game - Great boredom buster for kids!

Make a Ball Maze Hand-Eye Coordination Game - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Turn a cardboard box into a fun ball maze! This is a great hand-eye coordination game for kids, as well as an awesome boredom buster since you probably have all these materials on hand. This game is similar to our cardboard box labyrinth, but with a lower frustration level for young kids. Preschoolers will enjoy […]

Interactive Alphabet Playdough Mats - great for letters and letter sounds - This Reading Mama

Alphabet Playdough Mats (FREE Printable Mats)

Interactive Alphabet Playdough Mats - great for letters and letter sounds - This Reading Mama

Build a Water Balloon Launcher that the Whole Family will LOVE! Kids of all ages can shoot this, and the balloons fly 300 feet!

Build a Water Balloon Launcher that the Whole Family will LOVE! - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Build a simple water balloon launcher than sends balloons flying 300 ft.! This is a one man launcher that kids of all ages can easily shoot.

Turn a Cardboard Box into an Epic Marble Run

Turn a Cardboard Box into an Epic Marble Run - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Use cardboard, craft sticks, and hot glue to create an epic marble run! The marbles land in paper cups at the bottom of the track. This is a fantastic engineering challenge for kids. How should we position the sticks? Which path will the marbles take? How many will land in each cup? As always, make […]

I'm Bored BINGO {FREE} - beat boredom - This Reading Mama

I'm Bored BINGO Chart for Kids - This Reading Mama

“I’m bored.” It’s the phrase that, if you have school-aged kids, you’re bound to hear during the summer months of no school and little schedule. My response to this phrase is usually, “You could mop the floor,” or “You could do the dishes.” But I thought that this summer, I’d be a little more creative in ... Read More about I’m Bored BINGO Chart for Kids

This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for road trips and long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. Great for a summer learning activity.

Word Building Activity Travel Kit

This Word Building Activity Travel Kit is a creative way to entertain the kids on long car rides, while adding in some hands-on learning.

Free Action Dice! What a fun way to get kids moving. Perfect rainy day activity or brain break idea.

Action Dice - Playdough To Plato

Free Action Dice! What a fun way to get kids moving. Perfect rainy day activity or brain break idea.

Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity

Balloon Tennis Gross Motor Play Activity

Are you stuck inside? Too rainy, too hot, too snowy? Kids still need to get the wiggles out and a stuck indoors day can mean a ton of unused energy. If your kids seem like they are climbing the walls, then try this easy and cheap balloon tennis game. I always make sure I have balloons on hand for indoor gross motor play. EASY INDOOR BALLOON TENNIS GAME! This balloon tennis game couldn't be any simpler, but it is loads of fun. Just take a look at my son in the photos below. Make sure to pick…

On-the-go, open-ended play ideas to keep your kids busy and happy! @alicanwrite  #LEGOSummer #CleverGirls

On-the-go, Open-ended Play Activities · Pint-sized Treasures

On-the-go, open-ended play ideas will keep your kids busy and happy on your travels!

Engineering STEM activity for kids - Build a cardboard box marble labyrinth!  Get the marble through the course without it dropping into the holes.

How to Make a Cardboard Box Marble Labyrinth Game - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Engineering Activity for Kids – Build a Cardboard Box Marble Labyrinth! Oh my goodness. You have to try this project! This cardboard box marble labyrinth game is simple to put together, and my kids have been fighting over turns on it. In a good way, though. It has been a huge hit! This post contains […]

Free Printable Travel Games and Activities for Kids

Free printable Travel Games and Activities | Money Saving Mom®

Have a road trip planned for this summer? Download free printable Travel Games from Free Puzzles. Find more free printable travel games. Some of the Busy Bag ideas might work well as travel activities, too. Related: How to Have a Successful Road Trip With Young Children

Learn with Play at Home: 12 DIY Quiet Busy Games for Kids in the Car

12 DIY Quiet Busy Games for Kids in the Car

Looking for ways to quietly entertain the kids on long road-trips? Look no further than this great collection of 12 independent road-trip activities that you can make yourself at home. This post is sponsored by GT Radial Tyres and Nuffnang. We spend a lot of time in the car. Usually just driving short distances between locations like school, the shops, friend's houses and home. Now that we have a caravan though, our road trips are becoming more frequent and the time we are spending in the…

Angry Birds Knock Down Game

How to Make an Awesome DIY Angry Birds Game

Easy DIY Angry Birds Game, perfect for an Angry Birds Themed Birthday Party or just a fun day in the back yard!