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Jump Rope Songs Part 2

After printing and putting together a photo book with jump rope songs my girls had some words for me. They did not like some of the versions of the songs and they informed me of other jump rope games they play. I decided to take their suggestions and create part 2 of the jump rope songs. My girls like this version of Ice Cream Soda better. They say it is an updated version. Wow, now I really feel old. School  - this game is played one at a time until a mistake is made. Not only ...

10 Kiddie Pool Ideas

I love buying a toy that can be used for many different things. One such item is a Kiddie Pool. There are so many fun activities you can do with it to keep the kids busy for hours at a time in the summer. Swim! This is the intended use of the pool so add some water and jump in! Splash as much as you want because it's ok if the water gets out of the pool. Buckets and Cups! Add buckets and cups to pour water from one to the other. Of course they will eventually use the bucket to ...

Jump Rope Songs

There are so many fun memories I have from my childhood. Jumping rope, singing songs on the playground at school and playing hopscotch were two of my favorite things. I want to share these songs with my kids through these Jump Rope Songs {Printables}. This time instead of creating easy crafts I made the printable simple to send to one hour photo and let them do the work. Check here for even more jump rope songs and activities that I later created because this one was so popular. There are so ...

Nature Walk Trail Sign Printable

Being outdoors with kids can be easy or hard. Easy if they like discovering or hard if they need to be entertained. With my Nature Walk Trail Sign printable I have found a way to appeal to both. Easy crafts or active learning activities are something I like to bring with me for those "I'm bored" times. Redirecting their energy is usually all they need. Nature Walk Trail Signs There are certain signs you can use with rocks, sticks or pebbles that can tell others where you have gone. These ...

5 Summer Vacation Ideas

The kids are almost out of school, for traditional schools that is. What are you going to do to keep them busy all summer? We like to get creative, go on hikes, find new parks, go on new adventures, read books and so much more. Here are a few fun summer vacation ideas your kids might enjoy. Nature Scavenger Hunt to help with investigating the outdoors. Cardboard Box Cars - it's amazing what can be created with boxes! Summer Fun Calendar to keep you busy. Summer Fun Sailboat ...

End of Summer Party {FREE Printable}

Last year,  as the summer came to a close, the Little Chefs wanted to end the summer with a BANG! So we had our first ever End of Summer Party. It was a great way to end the summer, a fun way to get all the Little Chefs friends together that they had not seen during the summer - and a good way to ease into the new school year!! When school started, the End of Summer Party was the hot topic! Now we are again here towards the end of another summer - which means.....another End of Summer ...

5 Pool Games for a Kiddie Pool

The weather here has been so hot it is hard to not want to be in the water cooling off. My Little Chefs love to play in the water. Whenever Little Chef H sees any swimming suit she immediately finds her own and insists she wears it. In fact it doesn't matter if we are going out to play in the water or not she still wants to wear it. I guess there is just something about the warm weather and wearing swimming suits. Today we thought it might be fun to share 5 activities to do with a kiddie ...

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids {FREE Printable}

For families, like us, who LOVE the outdoors - our Nature Scavenger Hunt is a perfect way to turn nature and the outdoors into a fun activity for the kids. Whether you are camping, hiking, or just taking a walk - this would be a fun way to turn a simple outing  into a fun adventure! We have made it an easy craft for you with a free printable! I LOVED watching the Little Chefs observe nature and the little things that make the outdoors so wonderful! It was interesting to see what the ...

Fun with Sidewalk Chalk

Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix sprinklers, sidewalk chalk and my Little Chefs?......... Hours of Fun with Sidewalk Chalk and colorful creations that don't just end up on the sidewalk - it ends up everywhere! On one hot afternoon, Chef Dad was outside working in the yard and fixing sprinkler problems that caused a flood in our basement last winter (and that story would be an entire blog post on its own!!!) The Little Chefs decided they wanted to run through the sprinklers ...

Bird Feeder

Spring is here! The trees and flowers are in bloom. And we are starting to see and hear more & more birds! The Little Chefs have been worried that the birds are "starving" because we have no food for them in our backyard. Their grandparents have a big bird feeder in their backyard - and the Little Chefs love to watch and learn about the local birds. And also like to know that they are getting enough to eat, especially for the baby birds. Backyard bird feeders come in all different ...

Summer Calendar

When spring hits I start to think ahead to school getting out and the beginning of summer. This year for me it is very different because we recently moved which meant a new school which unfortunately is a year round school. While some of my Little Chefs will still be in school I still have more Little Chefs at home who want to go out and do things. Summer is the best time when it is warm to do a lot of investigating of our local sites as well as road trips. To help aid in planning fun summer ...

Summer Fun Sailboat

The weather is getting warmer!! And my Little Chefs LOVE to play outside......especially if there is water involved! So we came up with a Summer Fun Sailboat that is one of those easy crafts for kids. Water + Sun + Little Chefs = Hours of Fun and Happiness!!! The Little Chefs wanted to do a fun activity outside today, and because we had just walked in the door from school......I had no ideas for an activity.  I asked them to look around for an idea and find supplies  to make ...
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