Use a fitted sheet to cover the kiddie pool when not in use.  My mouth just fell open.  I have been scrubbing and re-filling our kiddie pool every weekend for the past two summers!

Will have to do this when I put out kiddie pool up! How yo keep your kiddie pool clean - cover it with a fitted sheet when not in use . What a great idea

Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this????  Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox.  Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant! Ive also heard it will keep the cats out.  Share with friends!  For more natural remedies, join

Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs & ants away! I have always wanted to make a sandbox for my son, but worried about the bug.

alphabet / I love this idea for a kids sandbox!  Just be sure rocks are big enough that they won't fit into mouth to be swallowed because any toddler will put these in their mouth (read up on sealant making sure to find non-toxic kid friendly product. I did not research that at all. I  just had to repost this because I love these painted rocks!

Art idea for class. Assign one letter to each kid and have them paint it on a rock and embellish with details. Display the alphabet rock collection in class

How to build a rock box! Cleaner than a sandbox!

How To Make A Rock Box

Today I’m sharing how to make a rock box, as opposed the a sandbox. Sandboxes are so When Owen started playing in our landscaping mulch and the dirt in ou

Mama To Three Chicks: Kiddie Pool Cover

Mama To Three Chicks: Kiddie Pool Cover - looks easy! I'm thinking to use it as a sandbox cover (made using a kiddie pool similar to this one) To make one that is waterproof, you could start with a really big round vinyl tablecloth.