Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pinterest-Inspired Summer Fun

We have been enjoying lots of summer frugal fun these last few weeks. A few of the ideas that we have tried have been inspired by Pinterest. Have you heard of it? It is a wonderful resource* to catalog all kinds of ideas you find on the Internet. There are so many neat ideas that you can find on there. You can check out the boards that I have created here.

Here's what we have been up to lately...

We have bowled using coke bottles that we filled with colored water. We tried empty bottles at first and they kept falling over easily, so the water definitely helps.
We played baseball with balloons and water noodles.
FYI: Balloons pop very easily on grass.
We've eaten lots of watermelon.
When it's been too hot to play outside during the day, we have enjoyed playing with blocks inside.
During the one of the cooler evenings we set up our marble run using a water noodle, a cardboard box, and marbles. This worked great on the deck steps, but it is also just as fun inside.
This might be the best idea that we have tried!
We can't wait to try more!!!

*For me personally, there is a fine line between bookmarking good ideas on Pinterest and getting sucked into an envious feeding addiction, but so far I think it has been very useful and provided some great fun for our family.

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