Ideas for Entertaining kids

Back to school nightly checklist, help kids stay on task and get ready for school #FreePrintable, #School,I can’t believe the summer is almost over and that school will be starting soon for my kids.  It is time to start organizing their school clothes and supplies and working on getting back into a routine again.  As my kids get older I need them to learn to learn to get ready themselves.  Here is a fun FREE PRINTABLE to help them stay on task and organized as the new school year starts.

You can print you own Back To School NightlyChecklist. If you put it in a frame and use a dry erase marker then your kids can use it over and over.  The one below is gender neutral I will post a “boy and girl” one later this week.
Nightly Checklist

 You can print yours here –> Back To School NightlyChecklist

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3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

My 5 year old and I made some fun salt paintings today. Salt painting are fun because they stick up off the page and have bold vibrant colors. You can drop the colors onto the salt and watch it follow the path, such a fun way to make a pretty picture. PLUS they are budget friendly and FAST to make… two things that are important for me, that way I don’t feel bad when I toss this in the trash after it has been proudly displayed in our house for a few days.

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To make these you will need

  • Cardboard or poster board (thick paper plates work well too)
  • Elmers school glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring (diluted with water)
  • Eye dropper
  • Little hands ready to make a project

Draw your image on the cardboard, make sure some of the lines overlap so the color has a path to follow. Cover with salt, tap off the extra salt and  set aside to dry. In small bowl drop a few drops of food color, then dilute it with water to thin down the color.  Use an eye dropper to suck up some color and drop it on the salt. Watch it follow the salt lines and make a beautiful picture.

kids craft projects, 3d Salt Painting, perfect for kids of all ages preschool up to teens, Low cost art and craft projects, primary colors

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EASY SNACK HACKS FOR LITTLE HANDS

I have 5 kids and I feel like I am pretty experienced at taking care of and feeding my kids.   But just as soon as you think you have parenting figured out, life send you a curve ball. Or in my case, child number five.  This beautiful blue eyed, long haired princess is cute as they come… but  independent and stubborn as all my other kids combined.

She wants to do everything herself, and if I attempt to feed her she simply refuses to open her mouth.  She is fine picking up solid food and eating them, but when it comes to things like yogurt, apple sauce our soup it can get a little tricky.  She has a hard time keeping it on the spoon long enough to get to her mouth.

I have found that a  great way to fix this problem is to  put a smoothie straw right thru the top of the container and let her drink it instead of trying to eat it with a spoon.  This works great on apple sauce and yogurts. She can be independent and feed herself, with no mess!  I like the smoothie straws because they are 2-3 times bigger around so they suck up thicker foods better. I do normally cut them in half and make a short straw which is easier for her to use.    Hope this tip helps some of you and your independent little ones.

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Free printable road trip game ~ color the license plate

Going on a road trip this summer and looking for a way to entertain the kids? This is perfect! All 50 states have a place to color, any way you choose. Color them just like the plate you see, or get creative and color them in any way you want. How many can you find?

Download the pdf here state plate game

We did this on our trip to the Oregon Coast and it kept my kids busy on the LONG trip, we turned it into a game for the whole family. Everyone was busy looking for plates, while int he car, walking thru parking lots and just about everywhere we went.

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