Great for a game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls are summer's alternative to snowballs. Made from kitchen sponges that are cut up and tied together, they last longer than water balloons and are softer and splashier than regular balls. Best of all, after tossing them around, the kids will be as clean as the kitchen dishes.

Sponge Ball

Play with sponge balls (instead of water balloons) all summmmer long! nicoleritchey Play with sponge balls (instead of water balloons) all summmmer long! Play with sponge balls (instead of water balloons) all summmmer long!

Ultimate Camping Checklist. There are some things here I would not bring, but it's still a really comprehensive checklist and you can strike out what you're not planning on packing!

50 Summer Camping Essentials

50 Summer Camping Essentials: 50 Things to Pack for your Camping Trip - Ultimate Camping Checklist

Lots of Creative Party Ideas to Keep Things Cool

Blow-Up Raft as a Cooler.just add ice and food! DIY buffet, drinks, snacks party food on ice. Summer birthday party idea or graduation.

Excellent way to remember sun requirements.

Gardening Tips

"Excellent way to remember sun requirements[:] If you grow it for the fruit or the root you need full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, partial shade is all you need.

Free printable summer reading kit #summerreading howdoesshe.com

Summer Reading Star! FREE EXCLUSIVE PRINTABLE

Required nightly reading is a big part of most homework in elementary school so mix it up! Get your students out of a stale reading routine and get them reading in a variety of places and situations (ex. reading on a Wednesday under a tree)

"how to throw an obstacle course party" -lots of different fun games! - (I'm going to add some of these to my next kid party)

Obstacle Course Birthday Party - Martha Stewart Kids' Birthday Parties Or if you have friends like mine- a gallon of vodka and set this up in the yard- Instant entertainment

yes. and this also is a much nicer scent that should keep mosquitoes away, just rub over your arms ankles and everywhere. easy

Useful Camping Tip - Unscented dryer sheet under a table runner can help keep bees away from your picnic table & food.

how to build a garden box....Going to do this one around the outside of my fenced in garden area.

how to build a garden box

Maybe build garden boxes/grow a small garden this year! Home improvement projects Photo: how to build a garden box.one day I might attempt to have a green thumb

Best Camping Recipes! Pin it NOW and make them LATER!

Best Camping Recipes

Roundup of best camping recipes! Perfect for cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you are camping!

DIY PVC Backyard Water Park - www.classyclutter.net

DIY PVC Backyard Water Park

This would be perfect for our water days.DIY PVC Backyard Water Park - Fun water activity for the kids! Great for this summer!

Lifetime Tent Trailer...oh my this is perfect

Lifetime Tent Trailer - 65043 Off Road Camping Tent Trailer This is pretty awesome.

Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.

add 1 tsp of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water, drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant and wait 24 hours for the water to absorb, apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient

Camping tip: gallon milk jug with water and 1/4 cup salt...freeze.  Will keep cooler colder than just ice and for longer and not melt everywhere

Camping Tip - Keep your cooler cold: fill a gallon milk jug with water and ¼ cup salt. Pack into your cooler and it acts as an ice block that won't melt all over your food.

Summer Scented Rice Play Recipes from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Play Recipe- Summer Scented Rice

Just discovered how in love I am with sensory rice! Capture all the best aromas of Summer with these Summer scented rice recipes- watermelon, cotton candy, lemonade, and orange creamsicle (amazing Summer SCENT-sory play)

s'mores in a bag--best campfire treat. Easy clean up and fun dessert for when you are camping.

S'mores in a Bag

DIY Camping Hacks - S'mores In A Bag Campfire Treat - Easy Tips and Tricks, Recipes for Camping

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