Browsing Category : Summer Activities

Lakeshore Learning Real Bugs Discovery Kit


One of our favorite outside activities to do is explore. We’ll often bring our science journals out and take nature walks making note of all of the amazing creations God has made.   And in the summer time, bugs are one of our favorites. Luckily we live by a lake, and so that means that we have quite a variety…

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The Allowance Game Review


Are your kiddos whining that there’s nothing to do for summer yet? Mine are! I think they started saying they were bored after about 5 minutes into our summer vacation LOL! If that’s you, make sure to check out my whole series on summer boredom busters to help give you some ideas. Lakeshore Learning also has a whole section of…

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Summer Bridge For Kids a.k.a. Make sure they don’t forget it all


Do your kids tend to forget everything over the summer? I can’t really blame them, I tend to do the same thing.   That’s why I like to pull out our Carson-Dellosa Summer Bridge activity books. They’re great for covering a range of skills for each grade level. And they’re also relatively fun, colorful, and have a variety of activities…

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School’s Out For Summer!!


Good morning everyone! If you follow me in Instagram, you probably already know that we’re officially out of school for the summer! And thank goodness because this mama is in serious need of a B R E A K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At the start of the year I’m always energized, excited, and ready to rock-n-roll. Then I slowly start to fizzle out…

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe


Okay, this has to be the absolute yummiest most refreshing summer drink I’ve tried in a long time! And not only that but it’s also one of the easiest recipes I’ve made too! It’s my totally awesome Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe! Let’s get started with the deliciousness shall we?   Ingredients: 4 cups cubed seeded watermelon (I just buy mine…

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Summer Boredom Busters Part 3


Hi all! I have one more day packed full of fun summer ideas for you and your kiddos! I say YOU because, I too like to get involved in these crafts and fun activities! It’s a great way to burn off a little energy, spark some super cool creativity, and today’s ideas are even great for cooling off a little!…

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Summer Boredom Busters for Kids Part 2


Hi everyone! I’m back with another day of Summer Boredom buster ideas for kids! This is a great series for anyone looking for some fun ideas to fill those long afternoons and rainy days this summer! Click on the images below to see each idea!         This post is part of my Summer Boredom Buster Series, click…

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Summer Boredom Buster Ideas for Kids


Hi everyone! Need some ideas to keep your kiddos entertained this summer? Here is a great list of non-electronic ideas to help get them outside and put their creative energy to good use!http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2013/06/summer-boredom-buster-sidewalk-chalk-fun.html We’re well on our way into summer and we’re having a great time. We’ve actually been kind of busy so we’re still waiting for those “relaxing summer…

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Summer Boredom Buster: Sidewalk Chalk Fun


Welcome to another semi-educational summer boredom buster! Today we’re making homemade sidewalk chalk, yep, from scratch. This recipe is fairly easy, I will warn you it can get a little messy, but all in all it went well! And, what better way to get kiddos outside and playing than some homemade sidewalk chalk! It provides hours of entertainment, while at…

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Summer Boredom Buster: Science & Math


Welcome to another semi-educational summer boredom buster! Today we’re experimenting with mystery potions and color mixing! I will start off by saying that I highly recommend you do the science lab color mixing activity O U T S I D E. Outside. Do it outside. Are you outside? Okay, we can begin… Supplies: Plastic measuring containers, bowls etc Safety glasses,…

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Summer Boredom Buster: Bridge Activities


Welcome to another day of Kids Summer Boredom Buster ideas!   Today we’re taking a break from mindless fun and going towards a little educational refresher. I don’t know what the difference is for my kiddos, but they seem to love the Carson Dellosa Summer Bridge activity books. And since they’re literally ZERO planning on my part, I love them…

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Summer Boredom Buster: DIY Play-Doh


Welcome to another day of Summer Boredom Busters by Erica! Today we’re making DIY No Cook Play-Doh!   Okay, so I know this stuff has been around forever, but it’s still a great summer boredom buster. Tho’ I will admit, last time I made it it was a little sticky! But with the amount my kids go through I thought…

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