Posts Tagged "outdoor activity"

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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Gardening With Kids – A Garden Tea Table

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Do It Yourself, Fun for Kids, Garden, Summer Projects | 1 comment

Gardening With Kids – A Garden Tea Table

Since I have been on the subject of gardening this week I wanted to share a couple more projects with you in case you are out working in the garden over the next few weeks too!  My kids are always in the garden with me and keeping them busy is always important.  This year I have decided to give them their very own little space in the garden to play throughout the summer!  The best part is we made this play area out of nothing but stumps, branches, twine, and some mulch.  It didn’t cost us a thing, and the kids are free to run, play, and hangout in their own space without stomping...

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12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 2 comments

12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Being home with the kids every day has really challenged my creativity when it comes to keeping them occupied in a constructive way.  We are always trying to find ways to spend out time at home together that is interesting to my preschool ages kids and that doesn’t cost any money.  Here are 12 simple ideas. I love being home with the kids and one of the first things that I learned as a stay at home mom was that I needed to keep my kids busy.  Busy kids are happy kids and that makes me happy too.  In an effort to avoid the television and help the kids get excited about our summer...

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Kids Binocular Craft And Nature Walk

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 2 comments

Kids Binocular Craft And Nature Walk

A nature walk is the perfect way to spend a beautiful day outside with your kids.  Help them discover and explore the amazing things around them both big and small.  Take the time to stop and collect things that they find interesting and talk about each item.  Make it extra fun by crafting a pair of binoculars for their adventure. As the weather here in Wisconsin is starting to change, we are anxious to get outside and get moving.  Being a stay at home Mom has taught me many things – but the most valuable lesson is that busy kids are happy and well behaved kids.  We like to stay...

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