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T-shirt To Tank Top Transformation – What I Wore Wednesday

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Clothes, Do It Yourself, For Moms, Summer Projects, What I Wore Wednesday | 1 comment

T-shirt To Tank Top Transformation – What I Wore Wednesday

Remember last summer when I shared with you a tutorial on how to turn a t-shirt into a cute tank top?  Well, ever since I learned how to make them, I have done a number of projects using the same technique.  Here is this summers version of a sports t-shirt turned tank top that ups the anti a little bit!  Instead of using one t-shirt I used 2 different colored shirts and transformed them into an even cuter version of a sports tank top from last version.  This has been one of my favorite summer outfits and one of the few What I Wore Wednesday outfits I’ve shared with you this...

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Ice Excavation – Kid’s Activity To Beat The Heat

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Fun for Kids, Kids Party, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Ice Excavation – Kid’s Activity To Beat The Heat

We are having a heat wave here in Wisconsin.  Definitely the most hot and humid summer like days so far!  It is hot hot hot, and being outside requires activities that include lots of playing in the water.  We are almost done with our 2013 summer fun list and here is one of the activities that we did recently to beat the heat.  My son called it an Ice Excavation and it was a project that they enjoyed from start to finish.  The object of the activity is to learn more about solids, liquids, water and ice.  Learn ways to remove things from ice, and experiment with ways to turn it into a...

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Keep The Kids Thinking With Summer Work Stations

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Keep The Kids Thinking With Summer Work Stations

So if you have a school age child at home for the summer, I’m sure you have realized that they have a new need to stay busy and productive.  My kindergarten son is now home all day every day, and it was immediately apparent to me that we needed to keep his reading, writing, and math skills in practice.  We use my younger daughter’s daily nap time as quiet time for my almost first grade son to do what we call  “Summer Learning Stations” .  We set up seven different stimulating and appealing stations for my little school going boy so he could practice all of the...

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Moon Dough Recipe – Busy Kids Are Happy Kids

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Moon Dough Recipe – Busy Kids Are Happy Kids

Need a super fun activity to occupy those kiddos on a “boring” summer day.  Moon or Cloud dough is your answer!  This is so quick and easy, and will thrill your kids to pieces.  This stuff is made with two simple household ingredients – all you need to do is mix and start playing!  It has a fabulously fun texture that makes it a sensory experience for your kids.  It crumbles, sifts, and separates, but can also be packed, patted and made into shapes and structures too.  It’s gonna get messy, so be prepared.  But the messiest days at our house are often the most...

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Shaving Cream Slide – Summer Fun For Kids

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 0 comments

Shaving Cream Slide – Summer Fun For Kids

In searching for ways to keep the kids busy during the summer months, whether it be a beautiful sunny day, or a rainy day indoors, I have found that a simple can of shaving cream can evoke all the smiles and laughter you can imagine for kids.  Not sure what it is about the fresh smelling fluffy stuff, but my kids love it and the activities that we do with it on any occasion.  We use it for crafts, painting, and sensory play on rainy days, but on bright sunny days it is a cheap way for the kids to have a really good time!  A can of shaving cream costs a dollar or less, but the smiles it...

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