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45 Ways To Entertain Your Children Without Spending A Dime

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Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained when they are stuck at home?  Here are 45 free and frugal activities your children do when they’re in the house and can’t socialize with friends.

Hi everyone, I”m Rachel, and Tiffany is letting me write this guest post here.























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Ana June 10, 2019 - 7:17 am

Thanks for the different ideas. This will come in handy with keeping 4 kids entertained this summer.

Heidi June 10, 2019 - 9:02 am

Great ideas! I love especially board games and that is something I use a lot with kids as I’m working as a special education teacher. So many things to learn through playing!

Emily Clare June 10, 2019 - 10:17 am

These are such good ideas! I hope your kids enjoy!!

Julie June 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm

What a great list! We are playing a lot of doctor and patient over here these days. My goal is to try the obstacle course idea right away!

Heather June 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm

I always need a good list of things to do with my little boy. He’s always looking for new ways to be entertained! Definitely saving this list for future use! Thanks girl!

Jordan June 12, 2019 - 8:15 am

Thanks for the info, I just shared this on FB,

Susan Lindsley June 13, 2019 - 4:48 pm

The summer is just beginning and the usual refrain of “I’m bored” is sure to ring out loud. I’ll keep these in mind as I slowly lose my mind and I only have one child to keep entertained.

Tiffany June 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm

Haha, I feel you! Although sometimes one kid is harder – with more than one, they can play with each other.

Kristen Feit June 16, 2019 - 8:09 am

I have tried a few of these, like painting with colored ice and dance offs, but there are many great ideas. I think I will copy them down and put them in a bored jar. One of my favorite activities i did not see was different types of charades. One day, we acted out songs with out music, like I’m a Little Teapot, or YMCA, and had to guess them. We do that with humming or whistling as well.
I really appreciate this comprehensive list as summer approaches.

Claire June 16, 2019 - 11:37 am

I love these ideas. It’s so easy to think we have to get the kids out the house which usually leads to some money being spent but there is so much that can be done in your own home or garden.

Thank you for sharing x

tam June 16, 2019 - 11:39 am

Love this! So fun! I have a couple play ideas too!! Thanks for sharing ideas for kids to do on a budget.


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