The fourth of July is a perfect day to spend in the sun with your friends and family. But, we are little more limited since I have a little one who doesn’t like fireworks. So, after the parade this morning, we decided to do a project that was a little more low-key and built a solar oven to cook some s’mores. (Marshmallows are something we all can agree on.
With the weather hot enough to be uncomfortable, we’re always looking for ways to cool off. One of my favorites when I was younger was the giant water blob. They are very easy to make and the materials are inexpensive and easily accessible.
On the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot stores around the country hold a free workshop for kids. Kids get to use “mommy and daddy tools” to assemble pre-cut kits of that month’s project. It’s a great way to expose your children to tools safely and the kid sized projects leave less room for frustration.
Whether you are exploring senses, chemistry, states of matter, solutions, or realistically just want your kids to make you some ice cream, this is a fantastic activity. It only takes about fifteen minutes, a few simple ingredients, and some upper body strength (just kidding – mostly).
First off, there are many ways to make french toast, and none of them are bad (in my humble opinion). But, I always forget that it’s an option until I have stale bread and no ideas for breakfast. However, now that I’ve made it once, my daughter is obsessed and wants to make it every morning (Definitely not happening – but, I’ve given in a few times. Let’s be honest, I want to eat it, too). French toast sticks are perfect for small hands. No utensils required.
Kids love bubbles. Kids love painting. I’m half convinced that it’s mostly because both activities are messy. And, kids have this sense for enjoying the things that require the most clean-up for their parents.
So, of course you should mix the two. Right? Well, if you’re a glutton for punishment this is a perfect activity for you.
Since time immemorial kids have been drawn to mud. While generally a nuisance to parents and a chronic ruin-er of outfits, when done intentionally it can be a fun activity for kids without causing their parents heart palpitations.