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Are you looking for something to keep the kids entertained?

My kids are old enough that they can come up with things to do on their own, which is usually easy since they enjoy hanging out with friends more than anything.

If you have little kids who are always saying they are bored or you are looking for something fun that will be new for them to do, then take a look at the following list.

Here are 7 fun activities for children that you can do with them.

Some are indoors and some are better for outdoors.

7. Bake and Decorate Cookies

A simple sugar cookie dough recipe is actually a form of cheap fun for kids.

If you aren't the baking type or can't find a good recipe for sugar cookie dough, there are cookie mixes at the grocery store that only require a couple of eggs, some oil, and a little bit of water.

Buy a couple of containers of sprinkles and let the kids have a blast.

6. Pick out and Plant Seeds

You don't have to have a huge yard to plant a garden.

Kids can grow herbs in any size of container;2

old yogurt cups, egg cartons, Styrofoam trays, or a chipped teapot.

This can easily be an all day activity.

If you don't want to take the kids out to buy seeds, then see what you have at home already.

Dried beans can be planted and kids have fun watching the plants grow, even if they aren't interested in eating what the plant produces later on.

5. Make Pillows

Having a sewing machine might be handy, but it isn't necessary.

You can cut the legs off of an old pair of pants, hem one end, allow the kids to add some pillow stuffing or wadded up old material, and then sew the other end closed to make a tiny pillow.

A no-sew approach is to cut two squares of the same size out of fleece, cut 3 inch long strips all around the edge of each square, and then tie the two squares together while leaving a small opening to add stuffing to the pillow through.2

Kids can easily tie the edges to form the pillow and they like being able to make the pillow all on their own.

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