This is our last week of summer. Even though we are on the back to school countdown, we are trying to have as much fun as possible.
Here’s the fun we’ve had this week…
#1 Bowling with Buddies
Ever seen a 9 and 6 year old boy
roll throw a bowling ball? Oh. My. Goodness.
All I have to say is I need bowling alley floors in my house!
#2 Water Balloon Battle
See the pretty target I drew? The goal of the day was to play water balloon games with our neighbors.
Little Boy did try to play. Or at least he was the only one who actually stood still long enough for me to snap this picture.
The rest of the morning was a blur of running, screaming boys and flying water balloons. Honestly, I think it took four boys less than 15 minutes to go through over a hundred balloons.
Oh well. They had a blast and I got to chat with a friend.
#3 Treasure Rocks
We found this easy project at Chasing Fireflies. She made them as Blarney Stones for St. Patrick’s Day. I think Treasure Rocks would be a very fun addition to a Pirate or Dinosaur Party treat bag!
Treasure Rock Recipe
- 1/2 cup used coffee grinds
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup sand
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sand
Mix all the dry ingredients together before adding water. When you do add the water, add it slowly. You only want it wet enough to make a stiff dough. Give the children a small mound of dough to flatten. Next place a non-melting object inside. We used marbles, coins, shells, and plastic jewels. Seal the objects in with more dough.
Bake in a 250 degree oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, I carefully flipped over our rocks over to continue baking for another 15 minutes. Note: Don’t bake on tinfoil! It was impossible to flip the rocks without ripping the foil.
They children loved getting their hands dirty with these sticky rocks. Little Boy made most of them but still couldn’t wait to crack them open. He used the leftover dough to make a special, super huge rock just for me.
That sweet boy loves his Mama.
Bonus: The baking rocks smell like coffee!
#4 Dirt Bike Riding with Daddy
Honey has a love for wide open spaces and a fast dirt bike. He is passing along his love of riding to our boys. Big Boy recently received his own boy sized dirt bike. With his super duper helmet and other safety gear, he zooms all over the place.
Little Boy is a tad more timid. Until recently, he steered clear of dirt bike riding. But he is finally enjoying a lap around the neighborhood sitting in front of his daddy.
Honey is so happy.
Only a few more days until lunch boxes, book bags, and spelling words. I hope we have inspired you to do something fun with your little ones. We had a blast!
Your comments totally make my day! They give me huge motivation to keep creating and having fun with my 3 Little Greenwoods!
I link up with these fun parties!
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