Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Favorites

We will "lightly school" this summer, but I also want to do some of the fun things that we don't always have time for during the regular school year. I've enjoyed surfing around for some inspiration. Here is an assortment of things that struck my fancy. Enjoy!

Origami for Kids

Nail, Screws and Cardboard Boxes - You've got to check out this simple but fun activity.

Shower Curtain Village Play Mat at Filth Wizardry

Colorful, bubbling, magical concoctions from Seven - What child doesn't enjoy playing chemist? Easy peasy with minimal cleanup.

A really interesting site with directions for building/making some neat toys, projects, and other interesting gizmos to be played with. My hubby will have fun doing some of these with our little inventors and builders.

We made these flower pens in MOPS a few years ago, and I was just thinking the other day that they would be fun to do with the girls for our gardening unit.

These garden markers over at By Little Hands would look pretty in any vegetable garden.

Currently Crafting shows you how to decorate these adorable Paint-Tin Flower Pots.

I love this idea from The Artful Parent for a Mom and child summer fun to-do list! We're definitely doing this when we return home.

Scrumdilly-Do shares a unique boredom buster using my children's favorite - Playdough!

These little Soap Boats over at Kiddio would be fun and easy for the children to make, and I know they'd love playing with them in the tub.

These mailboxes are a definite on my to-do list. My little ones would just love having these in their rooms for me to leave an occasional note or treat in. (This how-to is also from Currently Crafting - I'm lovin' her blog!)

No Time For Flashcards - This is the cutest lacing card I've ever seen, and the best part is that it teaches letters.

My kids have been begging for a marble run, so I think we'll make this recycled one from One Crafty Place.

I hope you've enjoyed these ideas and found something fun to try!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great links, Shannon! My kids will love making the marble run. :)


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