Wait, Don’t Throw Away Those Tickets



Summer is in full swing, the kids are out, you’ve probably visited a few places.  Don’t throw away those tickets! Use them to make a summer memory bowl. Browsing through the pages of the Family Fun magazine, I came across this idea of a Summer Souvenir Bowl.  What a great idea!  Summertime is a great time for kids and families and when it come to an end, even though there is excitement of school starting, there are those days of wanting the summer days and nights to return.  This is a great idea to remember the fun times and be able to look back on them when the summer closes and the fall begins to roll in.  So, no, don’t toss those tickets, they are worth memories. In fact, this is a good idea, even for yearly keepsakes.


Break the Monotony: Summertime Activities for the Kids

It’s summertime again! I can hardly believe this year has passed so quickly.  The kids will be or are already home and there is bound to be some downtime at some point or another.  Looking through websites and ideas, I collected a list of things that could be interesting to entertain the kids with this summer.

Join a summer movie clubhouse: http://www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse

Homemade Slime: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/24/how-to-make-gak-slime/

Yo Yo Balloons: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/06/24/yo-yo-balloons-from-jessica-of-zakka-life/

Chalk Paint: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/27/chalk-paint/

Homemade Playdough: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/08/26/homemade-playdough/

Tape a paper towel roll to the wall to keep toddlers busy: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Pencil erasers home bowling game: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Bar of soap in the microwave to make soap clouds: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Popcorn Olympics: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Balloon Ping-Pong: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Play-Doh Filled Ballons: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Pool noodle marble track: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Chalk bull’s-eye target game: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Throwing tarp: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Paper towel roll drop: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/activities-that-will-keep-your-kids-busy-all-sum

Summer bingo: http://www.enjoyutah.org/2012/04/summer-bingo-with-resources.html

Shaving cream slip and slide: http://www.playcreateexplore.org/2012/04/shaving-cream-slip-n-slide.html

Get creative with science: http://www.pinterest.com/redtedart/science/; http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/05/science-fun-for-kids.html

STEM the summer Slide: http://www.middleweb.com/15579/ideas-activities-stem-summer-slide/