Nothing beats free play. It’s something that kids need, crave and deserve. But every now and then the kids blank – you see the look in their eyes and you can count down… three… two… one…,”I’m boooooooored.” The best salve for boredom is to be prepared. Below are some tried-and-true activities we’ve collected. This list is ever expanding (and if you have one, please share!). But we hope to catalog all of the fun no-cost to low-cost activities for you to share with your kids or just let them do on their own. All the fun activities here are for keeping the kids’ minds engaged, outdoors and off the couch. Let us know what works for you and the little ones in your life.