Fun Activities for Kids on a Budget
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Fun Activities for Kids on a Budget

New and fun ways to keep your kids busy on a budget
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Angela Venhuizen
Last updated 8/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement easy and low cost ways to keep your children busy
  • See their children engaged and having fun
  • Generate a list of activities for future use
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  • You may need to use basic household items or make a trip to the dollar store.
  • You will need the ability to open up Powerpoint Presentations

In this course I will highlight 20 different activities you can do with your children or students to keep them busy and engaged.This is geared towards young toddlers to school age children. Each session's materials can be modified to fit your child's age range. The activities focus on summer and fall but really most of them can be used year round. I will guide you through these activities and give tips to help you create these activities. Most of these projects can be created with basic items around the house or dollar store items. You will benefit with some quiet time and your children will love it! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for adults who work with children in any capacity. This could include parents, nannies, tutors, daycare providers, etc. No prior experience is needed as these activities are easy to make. This course is not a curriculum but rather a list of inexpensive ideas to keep your children busy.
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Curriculum For This Course
Introductory Lecture
1 Lecture 01:38

An introduction to our course.

Preview 01:38
Fun Activities for Kids on a Budget
20 Lectures 56:17

Session 1 includes highlighting an activity for kids using masking tape and matchbox cars.

Session 1: Masking Tape Race track

Session 2 includes an engaging activity for a sunny summer day or warm fall day using chalk and a sponge. 

Preview 04:05

Chalk Dress Up is Session 3's content. This is a new way to play dress up using chalk and old clothing. 

Session 3: Chalk Dress Up

Paper towel tube drop is an activity for the toddlers and pre-school children in your lives. It consists of using a paper towel tube, masking tape and pom poms.

Session 4: Paper Towel Tube Drop

Session 5 describes an activity for young children which includes pipe cleaners and a colander. 

Session 5: Pipe Cleaners and Colander

Sugar tray writing provides a way for your children to practice their ABC's or work on handwriting in a new tactile way. 

Session 6: Sugar Tray Writing

This session highlights an activity you can add to your child's next slumber party or "camp" on a rainy day inside. 

Session 7: Camping Indoors

A different approach to bowling using materials found around your home.

Session 8: Eraser Bowling

If your kids love badminton or volleyball this engaging activity will keep them busy!

Session 9: Balloon Volleyball

Have an old pool noodle laying around? You can use this to create a race track to keep your kids engaged. 

Session 10: Pool Noodle Race Track

Paper airplane landing is an activity combining paper airplanes and a target. 

Session 11: Paper Airplane Landing

If your kids say "I'm bored, there's nothing to do!" or "What do I do next?" this activity would be great to implement with the children in your lives. 

Preview 03:04

This session will show you a different approach to creating a reading nook.

Session 13: Hula Hoop Reading Area

Want to spark a bit of creativity in your kids? Using a trash bag and markers kids can create masterpieces.

Session 14: Liner and Markers

This session shows a new approach to painting. It is even mess free!

Session 15: Paint in a bag

Looking for something to calm your kids? Session 16 will show you the sensory bottle and how it works. 

Session 16: Sensory bottle

Session 17 will give you a different way to practice ABCs, sight words or spelling words. 

Preview 04:18

Do you have a struggling reader? Reading buddies can be a way to get your kids reading without the pressure of reading perfectly.

Session 18: Reading Buddies

Session 19 gives you a fun craft for kids of any age. 

Session 19: Fruit Loop Art

Crab art is a creative way to document your child's handprints.

Session 20: Crab Art
About the Instructor
Angela Venhuizen
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I have a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree obtained from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I have experience as a tenured teacher, substitute teacher, nanny and daycare provider. I have a passion for children and academics. I look to design courses which will help people engage with their children or the children in their lives in various ways.