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Dollar-Store Finds To Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

Do you and the kids have a long summer ahead of you? Do you need ideas so that you aren't inside on the couch all day watching re-runs of Tom and Jerry? Well, here are a few activities that you can do with your kids, no couch or TV required! Want to know the best part? These crafts and activities can all be made by items found at your local dollar store!

1) The Hula Hoop And Sheet Hideout

This will keep them shaded and comfortable on those hot summer days. You can also use a shower curtain to make it more outdoor-friendly!

2) The Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Keep cool with this DIY sprinkler! Make as many holes as you want to increase or decrease the water that sprays out! You can hang it from a tree or just lay it on the ground, lots of easy fun!

3) Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe

Use a shower curtain and tape to create the ultimate tic-tac-toe board. You can use frisbees for the X's and O's!

4) Make A Big Bubble

All you need is dish soap and a hula hoop for some gigantic fun!

5) Plant a Treasure Garden!

Have your kids plant some fake flowers from the dollar store! Want to make it super fun? Burry some toys and have them go on a treasure hunt!

6) Carnival Games

The classic ring toss or ball toss is easy with dollar store glasses and balls! Set up a fair with different stations and prizes!

7) DIY Lanterns

All you need for this cool nighttime project are glows sticks, dish detergent and a few jars!

8) Backyard Archery

Suction cup arrows and a big bullseye makes for a safe and fun archery lesson!

9) Become a Ninja Turtle!

Pretty awesome, right? Just spray paint a roasting pan and grab a bandana- instant ninja turtle!

10) Dry Erase Board

Get a dollar store shower curtain and some markers- voila! Instant and easy dry erase board!

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