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101 ideas

3:37pm Friday 25th July 2014 content supplied by Netmums

101 ideas for free family fun

  1. Make washing-up glove puppets - the Minion puppets are our favourites
  2. Make some gloop - (here's how to do it)
  3. Head to the beach - find one near you

  4. Make a little theatre out of a cereal box
  5. Make a rocketship/car/shop with a large cardboard box
  6. Make your own Hoopla game
  7. Print out and do our handy sensory treasure hunts
  8. Bag some bargains in the local charity shop

  9. Head to a museum (great for rainy days)

  10. Make a book. Buy some scrapbooks and get the kids to write and draw pictures on a theme
  11. Have a 'Just-Because' party and play loads of party games
  12. Browse and stack up on books at your local library - check out their storytelling and craft events
  13. Have a family quiz - make sure there's a small prize to get everyone into the competitive spirit
  14. Make alphabet pebbles - then have fun with spelling
  15. Plant some seeds, like sunflowers
  16. Take the dog for on a walk (or borrow someone else's)
  17. Visit the pet shop and see all the baby animals

  18. Hop on a train and visit a nearby village or town
  19. Make your own instruments and form a band
  20. Make your own playdough
  21. Make your own cloud dough
  22. Skim stones across a pond
  23. Decorate your own washi tape vases. Once they're done, pick some lovely flowers to put in them 
  24. Make snow paint pictures. You can do this all year round!
  25. Make a den - hang sheets from the clothes horse and then snuggle up with books or toys
  26. Make magic salt paintings
  27. Head to a nearby farm or farm park or local fields
  28. Make marble rolling paintings
  29. Get colouring - we've got lots of pictures including holiday scenes for you to print-off and colour
  30. Make magic potions in  saucepan with ingredients from the kitchen cupboards

  31. Make your own petal perfume
  32. Go geocaching and hunt down some treasure
  33. Get on your bike - have a family bike ride
  34. Climb a hill (then roll down it!)
  35. Make sponge water bombs and have a water fight
  36. Make an indoor racing track with masking tape
  37. Kids love Frozen? Make this Elsa wooden spoon doll
  38. Wash the car (you might need to use bribery here!)
  39. Get cooking - find some great recipes for kids here
  40. Head to your local soft play area
  41. Make your own giant paintbrushes. See our step by step guide on how to make them
  42.  Get Styrofoam from food packaging and make prints - use our step by step guide to help you
  43. Have a movie afternoon

  44. Make some wooden spoon puppets
  45. Dig out board games and have an afternoon of family fun
  46. Make a scrapbook using magazine pictures
  47. Make rainbow loom bracelets
  48. Make frisbees and see which flies the furthest
  49. Make paper aeroplanes for a flying challenge

  50. Play Pooh sticks in your local park or woodland 
  51. Have an indoor or outdoor picnic
  52. Put on a frugal fashion show - get the kids to make frugal fashion outfits (frugal living ideas here)
  53. Paint plant pots and then plant tomato seeds
  54. Make a pirate ship using chairs, blankets and pieces of wood. Ahoy, matey!
  55. Make tub boats from junk and set them a-sail
  56. Have a disco - dress up 'rave' style and throw on your favourite tunes

  57. Grab a shoebox and turn it into a mini house
  58. Do some comb painting. It's simple, effective and fun
  59. Play hide-and-seek or sardines
  60. Put on your waterproofs and and jump in puddles
  61. Make a marble run
  62. Play tag/shadow. So simple, so fun
  63. Play Hot Potato. You'll be giggling. Check the rules here
  64. Make cork and button stampers

  65. Play a game of rounders
  66. Make cute decorative tee lights - washi tape at the ready
  67. Feel special for the day - make your own crowns
  68. Make paper plate animals (awwww!)
  69. Make shaving foam paintings
  70. Make a button tree
  71. Fly a kite if it's a windy day

  72. Make an indoor (or outdoor) obstacle course
  73. Do drawing games - noughts and crosses, hangman etc
  74. Make a movie. Use your phone and watch it later
  75. Make a penny waterfall
  76. Camp in the garden. Such an adventure for littles ones!

  77. Have a book marathon

  78. Make swirly sticks - See how here
  79. Have an indoor treasure hunt
  80. Have a room tidying competition - one of our faves!
  81. Take a walk nearby - use our listings to help you decide
  82. Make your own jewellery with Fimo or Sculpey
  83. Make washi tape dolls - they're simple and easy
  84. Set up some wacky races. Be as inventive as you like!
  85. Have a go at some vegetable prints
  86. Make easy clay bowls. Check our step by step guide
  87. Do some cookie cutter printing
  88. Make some wise old owls out of paper plates
  89. Make some string prints
  90. Have an outdoor tea party
  91. Take a walk at dusk for an evening adventure

  92. Make dolly peg puppets
  93. Do some chalk drawings
  94. Make heart suncatchers. Use our step by step guide
  95. Play balloon ping pong
  96. Take the photo challenge

  97. Spend the day with Gran and Grandad

  98. Make lollipop stick dolls using washi tape
  99. Make a sandbox
  100. Do some indoor bowling
  101. Take an afternoon nap. Zzzzzzzzz!

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