Kids' Day Fun
In the summertime, a
little direction goes a long way with kids. I can either sit and
listen to them complain about boredom all afternoon, or spend about ten
minutes getting out the sprinkler.
I'm two hours into a book before they notice I'm gone. Okay, so I'm
really knee deep in Comet, but this is my imaginative rant here. Let's
just say I'm painting my nails. Alright, now we can continue.
Now that we've officially
kicked off the summer, Ashley and I wanted to post some of our
busters. Rice glitter is a great craft that's
inexpensive. I've used it to make glitter pictures, added in a few
measuring cups and spoons for "sand" play, and even hidden small beads or
candy in it for treasure hunting.
I would recommend taking this adventure outside for easier cleanup...
After we got over the initial excitement about the glitter, Ashley thought
of dying pasta in the same manner to create beads. I'm sure you could
glue those on some construction paper too, and make something
fun. Plus, the bigger hole is
easier for little hands to string.
Don't spend all morning googling crafts where you end up "helping" aka
"doing it all yourself". Let your little ones make it up. It's
more fun that way anyway and more brain building. Life Lesson here:
No one is going to do it for you, kids! It
might not look as great on the fridge, but swallow your pride, and take a
And for those of you who can't help your overbearing
selves, make it a party! This week we organized a field day for some
neighborhood kids. We played parachute games, raced around in sacks,
and tossed some bean bags. Arts and crafts in the park, backyard
ball... these are the kinds of memories
I'll treasure forever-- long after my kids have moved on in their fast
paced little worlds.