1. Let the kids run between the sheets on the line. No line? Build a tent with sheets and chairs, blankets work too. Camp out in the house with a picnic in the living room.
2. Turn on the sprinklers and let them loose. I don't know, maybe water shoes, some kids step on bees.
3. Make friends with kool-aid, make kool-aid with friends. Remember that commercial.
4. Let the kids create a city by painting boxes. Usually free boxes are available at the state store. You might want to put down newspaper if you like only green grass. Or use empty cereal boxes as the buildings.
5. Let them blow bubbles and catch them. You can make you own solution but need to be a wizard to create your own wand.
6. Dress up was always a big hit in my house. She is still a fashionable dresser.
7. Pave roads in the dirt with toy trucks. Sand works well too.
8. Catch fireflies in a jar, make sure you poke holes. I fed mine grass, lots of it. My fire flies were exceptional, they always were gone the next day.
9. Root beer floats in a frosted mug. Any flavor will do but vanilla is the original ice cream.
10. I watched a two year old make a frog leap by touching the screen of an IPAD. It was fascinating to watch this keep her occupied on an airplane. It really made me think about our future and the attachment to technology.
Can you remember anything really fun you did as a kid that had a $0 cost? Don't google it. Use your memory and your imagination. Sometimes you have to buy the ingredients but the fun is free. Speaking of google, however, check out the google doodle each day as they cover the Olympics. Track and Field was fun jumping the hurdles and yesterday was Basketball. I admit I tried it and you get to play for free. Today it is kayaking, best one yet!