Kids DIY: Decorate A Flower Pot

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon crafting project with your kids, without it costing you a fortune, decorate a flower pot by picking up a few inexpensive flower pots and using craft supplies that you have lying around your house. One of the nice thing about using a pot as the basis of a craft activity is that it offers a different “canvas” than usual. Unlike the flat expanse of white paper, the shape and size of different types of pots can make for a wide variety of projects, and can remain interesting to kids. In fact, you can […] Read more »

8 Outdoor Games for Kids

Kids love playing outside where there is room to run around with their friends. This list of eight easy outdoor games don’t need much set up and you probably already have most of the items that you need to play. So gather the neighborhood kids and get outside.   Big Foot Relay This game requires two shoeboxes (per child), tape and scissors.  Have your child tape the lids onto the boxes.  Then, cut a one-inch wide and four-inch long slit on both tops. Have the participants slip their feet into the slits and race. Batty Bowling Have your child find […] Read more »

5 Delicious Summer Salads

  Who doesn’t love a crisp, cool salad in the summertime? Here are a few summer salads to get you started! 🙂     Crunchy Pea Salad 1 cup thawed green peas ½ cup ranch dressing ½ cup sliced celery ½ cup chopped cauliflower 1 cup torn lettuce 2 Tbsp. diced green onion ½ cup roasted cashews, macadamia nuts, 1 Tbsp. sliced pimento roasted peanuts, or sunflower seeds ¼ cup sour cream Combine peas, lettuce, celery, cauliflower, onion, pimento and nuts. Mix together sour cream and dressing. Toss together. Bean Fiesta 1 can (16 oz.) each: red kidney beans, yellow […] Read more »

Swimming Pool Games

These fun swimming pool games are great for pool parties, getting together with friends or a family pool day.  Sharks and Minnows: Generally Sharks and Minnows is played in the deep end of a large pool. The game starts out with one person selected as the shark and the rest as the minnows. The shark starts in the water on one side of the pool and the minnows usually start on the deck of the other side (if they are playing in water deep enough to dive into). The game starts by the shark calling out “It’s dinner time!” or […] Read more »

Outdoor Summer Games

Simple summer days – don’t you love them? Easy meals, relaxed fun with family and friends, a carefree feeling in the air. Here’s a few outdoor summer games for your family to try. You probably have most, if not all of the items needed. Get your camera out and grab a few silly shots! 1. Noodle Toss Hang a hula hoop from a tree and see who can toss a pool noodle through it. Have a starting line and when you get the noodle through you take a step back. The player who is the farthest away is the winner. […] Read more »