Monday, June 20, 2011

What can I do, Mom?

Are you getting tired of being activities director? I don't know about you, but my kids need something to do EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. I am thankful that they don't like to watch TV and want to be busy, but I also need to get a few things done as well. And....we can't just go out and spend money all day long doing exciting activities. So, mommy friends....what are you doing for fun that is under 10 bucks and entertaining? Send me your ideas or leave a comment so we can all share our great ideas. We are only a few weeks into summer around here and our vacations are still a few weeks out. I would love some fresh ideas! 

The mighty cup challenge to use all the cups in the bag without it toppling was a hit. But, it lasted 3o minutes. 

Water balloons are loosing their appeal.

Swimming saves our life every day, thanks to family and the public pools.

There is the first Friday of the month free nights at the Phoenix art Museum, that's one day down.

Bounce U has $5 days if you sign up online for emails good for a two hour bounce. Did that several times. Getting tired of that as well.

Scavenger hunts at Target finding the worst food, best food, funniest game, funniest under ware, etc. The store employees love that! We put it all back nicely.

Rec center. Letting them climb their wiggles out on the rock wall.

Ping pong ball air hockey. Using your kitchen table, have one child on each side of the long end of the table and give them a straw. Using a ping pong ball, have them blow into the straw to try to get the ball to the other side for a score. 

Fill a bag full of junk and have them make up a play using everything in the bag. I am sure girls like this better than my boys.

Lots and lots of art projects.

Dollar store adventures.

What else???


Cindy Sage said...

Summer movies...library reading program. I am not getting paid enough to be the director anymore...this is getting old real fast. That and taxi driver.

Leah Vanessa said...

Go to, they have a free summer guide for the valley. It's awesome!

Anonymous said...

The Phoenix Art Musuem is also free every Wednesday night.

Raejean said...

I'm a mean mamma and have my kids do "summer school" to keep their math and writing skills up over the summer. We also have summer camp where we choose a topic to learn about each week. Last week we learned about fairy tales. Since my children are older, each of us was in charge of a days "lesson".

Marie said...

The Flow Rider at Rhodes in Mesa is really fun.