Saturday, May 31, 2014


With only one more day left of school for Gwen I am fearing those two words "IM BORED" that will not be aloud in this house this summer! OH HELL NO! I have been on pinterest pinning away different activities for the girls and I to get our hands into. Even though it will be in the triple digits almost the whole summer, I think we will be prepared this time. We decided it would be best if we invested in a  pool and we have already started to break it in! The water is so warm and night swimming is a blast! The girls love it, and so do Tony and I. I wanted to give you mamas some ideas to keep your lil ones busy this summer and maybe you have some ideas of your own you would be willing to share as well!

  1. SCAVENGER HUNT- Now if you live in a place where it's NOT over 100 degrees in the summer you can do this outside and have the kids look for pinecones, green leaves, rocks, etc. Or the other option I am going to have to do is an inside scavenger hunt with items like a paperclips, glue, blue piece of paper, etc. this will keep them busy for at least an hour or more depending on how many items you put on your list. FREE
  2. CHALK- I don't know about your kids but my Gwenny loves anything to do with art, so this is the perfect thing to do in the late afternoon when it starts to cool down, and she will be occupied with this for as long as I let her be outside haha and uhm hello! plus its like only $1 for a  box of colorful chalk at the dollar tree. cha ching! $1
  3. PUPPET MAKING- So fun and a good way for kids to use their imagination! All you need is some brown paper bags, construction paper, left over yarn, markers or crayons, glue, popsicle sticks, or whatever else you can think of to use around the house. Then after put up a sheet and let the kids put on a puppet show! So fun! $5 GIVE OR TAKE
  4. PAPER TOWEL ROLL AND TAPE-This one is great for the younger ones! All you do is tape a left over paper towel roll to the wall and give your lil one things to drop through it into a bowl at the bottom. Things you can use are pom poms, cotton balls, mini marshmallows (although Lola just might eat them instead haha) FREE
  5. LOWES- They have workshops during the month on saturdays where the kids can make things and best of all its FREE
  6. GO TO THE MOVIES- Harkins theaters has a summer program check it out here kids can watch movies for less than $1 a pop! Now thats a deal and it's a great way to escape the heat and stay nice and cool for part of the day! $1
  7. LIBRARY- Our library offers free lego play time and story time as well as arts and crafts on certain days. Check out your local library you would be surprised at the things they offer. It's an awesome way to meet other mothers and for kids to still be social while not in school. FREE
  8. PLAYDOUGH- I searched a long while on pinterest for different recipes on DIY versions but this by far sounds like the nicest. Here is a link to a silky smooth playdough. It only requires 2 ingredients! In my book easy is best! $3
  9. GARDEN- Let your kids pick out a special plant or some seeds and let them plant it in a pot and then the whole summer its their whole responsibility to take care of it and watch it grow. We got ours from the dollar tree and it had soil, seeds, and planter all ready to put together. $1-5
  10. DOLLAR TREE- Lastly this is the ultimate summer central. I stocked up on some great activities here for the summer. Just to name a few paint your own suncatcher, DIY sunvisor to decorate, coloring books and sooo much more! I plan on posting some of the cool stuff you can get from the dollar tree in a future post! $1
May your summer be filled with lots of sunblock and DIY crafts! Till next time mamasitas!

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