As most of you are off from work today with your kids, you are probably getting a small taste of what you can look forward to this summer. Perhaps "looking forward to" doesn't apply to everyone at this point -- no matter how much you may love your children, the prospect of having your kids home for a couple of months can seem daunting to any parent. However, by busying your kids with activities and projects, you can help make this time an enjoyable one for your kids as well as yourself.
With this in mind, we've been really busy on Pinterest lately! We've continued to add to our Party Activities and Games board and our Kids' Crafts board, as well as our newest Parenting a Princess board, including as many summer-friendly ideas as we can find. Of course, we'd love for you to swing by the page and take a look, but in the mean time, we've brought a few ideas to share today. Just like with our Rapunzel round-up, these ideas are not NYPP originals; instead, they have been pinned from Pinterest and the Internet and have been given proper credit where credit is due. Please refer to the caption for more info about each idea (you may even find some helpful tutorials).
|Touchable BubblesSource: Little Austinite|
|Source: Lil' Luna|
|Liquid Sidewalk Chalk|
Source: Domestic Charm
|Source: I Can Teach My Child|
|Dancing Oobleck: a mixture of cornstarch, water, and food coloring and you have a substance that moves with sound. A great way to make soundwaves a more tangible concept!|
Source: Housing a Forest
|Balloon Ping Pong|
Source: Weekend Homemaker
|Fort/reading nook made from a hula hoop!|
Source: Craftify It
|Salt + Glue + Paint = Squeals of Delight (the paint spreads across the sand/glue before your eyes)|
Source: One Perfect Day
|A great round-up of ideas, many of which are free!|
Source: That's So Cuegly
|A great project for the whole family|
Source: Pinterest user, Kylie Hill
|Screem-Free week has past, but this great round-up of ideas never lose their excitement|
Source: Nurture Store
|Pencil Eraser Stamps|
Source: Unknown, via Pinterest
Whew! That outta keep you and your kids busy, at least for a little while! As we continue to add to our boards, please check back or better yet, subscribe by clicking on this handy dandy button:
And keep in mind: a visit from one of your friends at New York Princess Party can help liven up any summer -- it doesn't even have to be just for a birthday. Invite one or more of our characters, pick from our list of kid-friendly crafts and activities, and we'll do the rest!
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