DIY Summer Activities Jar

Make Your Own Summer Fun Jar

DIY Summer Activities Jar

Today is the 1st Day of Summer Vacation for my kids.  If your kids aren’t of school yet, they soon will be, that means there are lots of days ahead of us to keep them busy and having FUN! I don’t know about your kiddos, but after day 2 mine are bored are looking for things to do. That is of course when they are not bickering with each other 😉

A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a jar filled with fun, silly, and heartfelt questions before I went on a family road trip. The idea was to pull the pieces of papers out the jar and ask each other questions and read the “to-dos” while we traveled to keep us entertained. And it works!

So, for this weeks Frugal Family Fun idea, I challenge you all to make a “Summer Activities Jar”! You can fill it with ideas for the kids to do, fun questions for them to ask each other and so on. It will be your go-to jar for those “MOM!!!” moments!

Here are a few ideas to add to your jar:

  • Play Tic Tac Toe
  • Find something RED
  • What was the last book you read?
  • What is your favorite part of school?
  • Make something out of your favorite building blocks (legos, etc)
  • Go build a fort!
  • Count backwards from 20
  • Try to saw the alphabet backwards
  • What is your favorite car?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

What are some FUN ideas that you would add to your jar? I would love for you to share them in the comments for us all to enjoy 🙂

Have fun making your Summer Activities Jar!

Don’t forget to check out these 11 Free Summer Activities for Families. Summer is here – make sure to beat that Summer Boredom 🙂

Free Summer Activities

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  1. Fun idea! I will be having great nieces and nephews all summer….sure might give this a try!

    • Sounds like you will have a fun summer!! Enjoy – and have fun making the Summer Activities Jar 🙂

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