Now that summer is about half way through, the boredom is starting to set in for your kids. Blogger Kathy Thurgood has 5 fresh ideas to spice up your summer schedule, and give your kids hours of afternoon fun!
3/4/ Cup of Water (Distilled works best)
1/4 Cup of Unscented Dish Soap
1 Tablespoon of Glycerin
15-20 Drops of essential oil (These give your bubbles their own unique
1. In a small bowl, mix 15-20 drops of your desired essential oil. Blend
in 1/4/ cup of unscented soap. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
2. Add 1 Tablespoon of glycerin and mix together.
3. Add 3/4/ cup water.
4. Stir the mixture carefully until everything is blended together (Do
not whisk or stir rapidly, or it will end up making a lot of froth)
5.Allow to sit for 12-24 hours to allow it to milt together.
Colored Sidewalk Chalk
Plaster of Paris
Toilet paper tube
tempera paint, Liquid or powered
1. Cover one end of the toilet paper tube with duct tape.
2. Set tube upright (Duct tape side down) on protected surface
3. In a disposable container, Mix 1 cup plaster of Paris with 1/2/ cup
water, stir slowly until plaster is dissolved, about 1 min.
4. Immediately add 2 Tablespoons of tempera paint. Mix thoroughly
5. Spoon into the tube. Tap gently so mixture settles to the bottom.
6. Let dry overnight before using.
1. Corks of all different sizes
2. Acrylic paints or Fabric stamp pad.
3. Knife, to cut designs in cork.
4. Any item to stamp
Nature Scavenger Hunt & Dirt Dessert Cups
Take your kids on a scavenger hunt around the house or neighborhood, looking for things in nature. Find everything from a leaf, to a shadow, to a snail. Then treat them with potted plant desserts- pudding cups with a mint leaf and gummy worms.
Make Your Own Bowling & Golfing Game
Turn your yard into your very own mini golfing course. Find household items to make the holes, and PVC pipes to make clubs. Let the kids decorate them how they like, and the game is on.
Also, turn your driveway into a bowling alley. Use water bottles, soda cans, toy blocks, or just about anything in your home to make pins. Then come up with creative ways to knock ‘em down, for a homemade bowling game.
For more ideas to keep kids entertained this summer, check out Kathy’s blog at www.kathysideastoshare.blogspot.com.