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Swinging Nerf targets with plastic cups - FUN!

Swinging Nerf Targets - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Plastic cups make awesome Nerf targets, and when the cups are swinging, they’re even more fun! We have LOTS of random PVC pipe pieces in our house and garage from all of our many PVC projects, so Aidan built a couple of frames to hang the plastic cups from. Here’s the basic design: We taped […]

Knock the Balls Down Nerf Target Game - Super boredom buster, and a fun party idea too.

Knock the Balls Down Nerf Target Game - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Here’s a simple Nerf game that you can put together in 5 minutes from stuff in the recycling bin! I recycled the cardboard box from our Pumpkin Patch Counting game and made this fun Nerf target. Shoot the balls and make them fly off the cardboard tubes! We used our lightweight plastic ball pit balls […]

How to Make a Nerf Spinning Target - Fun game for a Nerf birthday party! Great boredom buster too.

How to Make a Nerf Spinning Target - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Build a Nerf target game with spinning targets! This simple game is fun to make and does not require a lot of special materials. We used a dowel rod, cardboard from a cereal box, and a simple PVC pipe frame to build this target. The targets rotate on the dowel so that they spin when […]

These targets spin when you hit them - how fun!

Spinning Nerf Targets - DIY Cardboard Toy - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Here’s a new spin (ha!) on a Nerf target game for kids! We transformed a cardboard trifold display board into a spinning target shooting gallery for Nerf. It’s not necessary to buy the display board – you can just use whatever cardboard you have on hand. But I do think that the display board made […]

10+ of the BEST Nerf Target Games - Exploding stick targets, army guy shooting gallery, Star Wars Nerf games, and more.

10+ of the BEST Nerf Target Games - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Grab some simple household items and make some nerf target games! Planning a Nerf birthday party? Or just need something for the kids to do? We’ve got you covered! At our house, we have lots of boys who love Nerf guns. But with four of them running around, it can get quite annoying when they […]

How to decorate a mardi gras mask. Kids craft with 14 items from the Dollar Tree used to decorate a Mardi Gras mask from Activities for Kids

How to Decorate a Mardi Gras Mask

Using items from the Dollar Tree, kids can follow these instructions on how to decorate a Mardi Gras mask. Inexpensive fun for Fat Tuesday.

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Plastic cups can be used for all kinds of fun, including stacking games.

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

This easy to edit activity calendar is pre-filled with upcoming events and celebration ideas for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A perfect resourc

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Download and print your recreation therapy calendar each month. It's pre-filled with upcoming events and celebration ideas.

Pool Noodle DIY Toss Game. Quick and easy, put together this backyard game the kids will LOVE!

Pool Noodle DIY Toss Game

Pool Noodle DIY Toss Game. Quick and easy, put together this backyard game the kids will LOVE!

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the classroom with our fun printable word search activity. This puzzle worksheet has 23 hidden vocabulary words to look for. Would also work well as a party game.

No Prep Mardi Gras Activity - Word Search Puzzle Worksheet

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the classroom with our fun word search puzzle worksheet. There are 23 terms to look for, all having to do with the celebration. This also makes a great Mardi Gras party game. Students will have to look in all directions for the words, including backwards and diagonally. T...

Very Popular! Mental stimulation, social interaction, promotion of self worth

Words in Words Game

This game is very popular! It provides mental stimulation, social interaction and promotion of self-worth.

Worried about entertaining all summer long? All you need are a few inexpensive supplies and you can make all 11 of these easy and fun summer boredom busters.

How a trip to the dollar store can cure summer boredom

Worried about entertaining all summer long? All you need are a few inexpensive supplies and you can make all 11 of these easy and fun summer boredom busters.

Seniors with vision impairment will often require help with every day tasks. They may also require support to enable them to stay in touch with the community, friends and their leisure pursuits.

20 Activities for the Visually Impaired

People with vision impairment will often require help with every day tasks they could once complete on their own. They may also require support to enable them to stay in touch with the community, friends and their leisure pursuits.

I love using Distress Inks with a resist technique! The flowers and leaves are from Simon Says Stamp. This is a good example of a card you can create for the current SSS Flickr challenge. Come play! Here's the link: www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/721576643434...

Pastel Birthday

I love using Distress Inks with a resist technique! The flowers and leaves are from Simon Says Stamp. This is a good example of a card you can create for the current SSS Flickr challenge. Come play! Here's the link: www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/721576643434...

This colorful button tree utilizes old buttons and thread bobbins for a one-of-a-kind work of art my seniors would be proud to display as well as give away.

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