Happy Labor Day Weekend! Well, it’s official … the kids are back in school, and summer vacation is over. We have a tradition in our house, that I love, to celebrate Labor Day. It is the perfect way to relish one last warm summer evening with the family before the busy school year starts, and the leaves begin to fall. Each labor day we have ice cream for dinner!
My son’s room is decorated in a transportation theme. He loves airplanes, tractors, and anything with wheels. Adding a chalkboard wall in any kids room is a great way to keep the kids creativity flowing! The wall adds a great focal point for the room, and is very inexpensive to make. The best part is it provides hours of creative play for the little ones.
It’s that time again … the kids come home from school with their stacks of cute and creative projects in hand. They are so proud of them, and have worked so hard to make them. Give the fridge a little break and try this in-expensive solution to display there hard work!
There are many days that I make a lunch for the kids and cringe as I reluctantly throw most of it into the garbage. They are just not interested. Ugh! What a waste. How could I get them to eat their sandwiches and prevent the wasteful cycle? Bust out the play-dough tools!! Yup you heard me right!
We were picking rocks outside one day and not even close to done. How could I get the kids excited to keep helping with this mundane chore? I told the them they could collect a few rocks and we would paint them to make pet rocks! All of a sudden we had collected, very quickly, every rock in sight with excitement! We had a great time doing every step of this project and they are now awesome garden decorations!
What could be more fun than an outdoor movie night? A DRIVE-IN!! I created these fun little cars out of cardboard boxes so the kids had a comfy place to enjoy their movie!
This summer we had a family camping weekend at our house! With 4 kids under four camping I really wanted some fun activities to keep them busy! We created an outdoor movie theater and a car for each child to sit in and enjoy the movie under the stars!
One of our very favorite things to do this summer has been to gather our favorite books and head to the hammock! Now that the mosquitoes aren’t so bad we are spending an hour or so, each day, reading together just swinging in the hammock!
So last Christmas we decided to get my son a train table…..then we decided to start our daughter on the critter castle collection, after we saw how much she loved them at a friends place.