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To be a kid again

To be a kid again

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Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults! LIFE CHANGING!!! LOL

Sidewalk paint-1 part cornstarch (1 c.) 1 part water (1 c.) food coloring (we used neon colors) sponge brushes

Bouncing bubbles...bubbles that don't pop! Just like the Gymboree ones!

50 old fashioned games for kids (indoor, outdoor, no electronics).

Swim in OODLES of noodles with a Pool Noodle Bath Pit! Simple & frugal fun that lends itself to tons of learning activities. Build, sort, stack, order, graph, pattern, PLAY!

It's a beach in your backyard! This sandbox was created out of an old tire, paint, a pool noodle and a few other budget-friendly items. It's a great project to do with your child and he will definitely enjoy it for years to come!

The 25 Coolest Science Experiments for kids!

How to teach colors to a toddler: "I read this article, changed my method, and was amazed when a week later my 18 mo. old knew his colors backward and forward. Even if youre not trying to teach colors, read this article from Scientific American, its fascinating!"

teach a child to tie their shoes using a jump rope so they can see a larger view of what is happening.

Art & Play Recipes collection from Growing A Jeweled Rose- includes several recipes for slime, gak, goop, play dough, paints, cloud dough, chalk, glue, glow water, and SO MUCH MORE!

Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! GBrilliant!

Dollar Store placemats spray painted with chalkboard paint. So simple & so fun for the kids!

A website dedicated to science experiments using candy.

Boat for a sand box=cool

Fluffy Stuff-Sensory table! (2 boxes cornstarch and 1 can shaving cream; color if desired) -- moldable. Haven't seen this before.

Girly art easel made with a removable fabric frame.

Fizzy magic - can use to make a volcano

15 Ways to Have Fun Outside in the Dark

Tons of ideas for how to survive a road trip with kids. Some of these are sheer brilliance. Good for future reference

OH my gosh. Buckets - $1.00 at Michaels. Drill a few holes and connect with zip ties. Love this!

Games 20 Ideas-games and treats For Parties

Beach style picnic

An oil pan from Wal-Mart becomes a magnetic board! Another idea: paint with chalkboard paint to double its uses!

The 25 Coolest Science Experiments!! totally doing these with the kids i babysit(:

Water Pinata! A cheap and fun way to have the kids cool off!