Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Activities!


Around here, Summer Vacation has begun for our kids. This year Rebecca and Maggie have decided not to send their boys to summer camp, which means we have to rely on creativity to make it a fun summer for kids and moms alike! We've been looking through some of our old posts to refresh our memories and give us some ideas to keep everyone busy and happy this summer (for those times when even the wading pool and goofy goggles aren't entertaining them). And we thought we'd share some of those ideas with you!

The best part about summer vacation is getting the kids outside. Why not make some Homemade Bubble Solution? And if it's really hot out, why not let the kids throw some Sponge Balls at each other? They are a less messy and fun alternative to water balloons! Or if the kids are feeling creative, you can always mix up a batch of Sidewalk Chalk Paint!
Having a rainy summer day? Why not try some of our favorite indoor kids crafts! Our very first post was on making Homemade Playdough (or if you're feeling beachy, try some Sand Playdough)! Sooo easy and will certainly keep the kids busy for a while! Some other fun, indoor activities are to make your own stickers or Puffy Paint - or you can always make some Marbled Paper. But if your kids are anything like ours get ready for a big fun mess!
We hope that these projects gave you some ideas and will help keep you all busy, entertained, and maybe even a little bit messy this summer! Enjoy!
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20 comments:

  1. Ohhh, some great ideas. I will be referring back to this post. I hope to keep the kids busy outside all summer as our summers are waaaay to short. I will finally be planting my petunias and pansies this week, we are finally past the frost risk!!

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  2. I added this to my favorites! Only 2.5 more days of school to go, here! Here comes summer vacation!!!

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  3. Great ideas! Thanks! http://www.inspired2cook.com/

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  4. Now that looks like fun. What little guy or gal wouldn't love playing like that :o)

    I came here via Made It Monday. Hope you can stop by and visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  5. great projects! It's always nice to find things to keep the kids busy and creative.
    Please don't forget to link to me. :)

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  6. so fun love the last picture looks like he had a great time

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  7. I used to have so much fun in the summer when my four kids were little. BTW, did you know you can use your very own hands as a bubble blower? Just put your pointer fingers and thumbs together--kind of like a photographer does to 'frame' a shot. Dip you hands into the solution, lift and blow gently! Makes really BIG bubbles.

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  8. Great pics! Looks lke they are loving the fun projects! :D

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  9. thanks for the ideas, I'm always looking for fun stuff to do with my little one!

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  10. you guys are brave! :) I love how they are age appropriate for my kiddos! We will get them a try!

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  12. What great ideas. That last picture cracks me up every time I see it!

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

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  13. Those are some great ideas! Thanks for sharing all those great recipes! Following from UTT&D's Sunday Showcase. Come visit when you get a chance!
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  14. Im late to the link party! But with 2 kids, Im late to everything :( Cute ideas! My 3yr old would love the homemade playdough!
    Becky @ Mrs Bettie Rocker

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  15. Hello...

    Ohhh...what fun! They all sound like great projects for the kids! Loved all of your photos...especially the "green goo" photo...Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing these great ideas with us for Sunday Favorites! My kiddos are all grown with families of their own now...missing those days!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  16. Super cute ideas! Getting messy is the best summertime activity! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  17. What fun ideas! We have had to come up with some creative indoor activities--we have had so much rain! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party.

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling sunday, great to have you as always! hope to see you again this week and hope you're enjoying summer vacation!

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  19. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! Looks like sooo much fun. Can I come play at your house too? Hah! ;) I hope you’ll join me again next week for another fantastic party! Have a great week!

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