Summer Bucket List: 10 Things You Should Do Before Summer is Over

Summer activities that you should make sure not to miss out on. #summer

While you’re suffering through a heat wave, it may seem like summer is lasting forever. But as the back-to-school ads remind us, it’ll be over before we know it. So if you’re determined to make the most of summer while you can, here are ten classic summer activities to make sure you fit in before fall.         

 

 

Spotting a meteor in a starry night sky is a summer activity that you should make sure not to miss out on. #summer #stargazing #stars #meteors
Photo: Juskteez Vu 

1. Go Stargazing

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is coming up in mid-August (the nights of Aug. Continue Reading

How to Keep Kids From Going Crazy the Week After Christmas

10 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Entertained The Week After Christmas

Everyone is getting ready for family and festivities this upcoming weekend. It’s busy, it’s exciting, and filled with fun things to do. Then Christmas ends, and even though your kids have unwrapped all sorts of new things to engage them, the words “I’m bored” inevitably come out of their mouth. Those words. Like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Like a rock in your shoe. But, I have found if I prepare myself for those words. Continue Reading

Craft It: Kid-Friendly Halloween Rock Paintings!

created at: 10/10/2011

Every kid loves rocks; it’s a universal truth.  Capitalize on that fascination and have a little fun by turning all those beloved stones into Halloween creatures or phrases–it’s the perfect project for kids or kids-at-heart!  

Tonya Staab, the brilliant mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, shares this simple, kid-friendly Halloween craft idea over on Multiples & More.  To get started on this fun project, gather your materials:

  • rocks
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • painter’s pens (optional)

Then skip on over to Multiples & More for Tonya’s tutorial and tips! Continue Reading

Craft It: Keep Kids Happy with Hot Rock Crayon Art!

created at: 06/30/2011

Oh man.  I would have LOVED this as a kid.  Heck, I’d probably still like making a few of these crayon rocks (I’ve always been fascinated by materials and the various forms they can take).  If there’s some childlike wonder to entertain, either for yourself or, you know, for an actual child, then we have the craft project for you!  

created at: 06/30/2011

The process is simple enough and we have the girls at eighteen25 to thank for the tutorial.   Continue Reading