Thursday, June 2, 2011

Enough With the Heavy

To quote Renee Dwyer

"Enough with the heavy."

Summer starts tomorrow at noon!!! Woohoo! I spent rest time today coming up with 25 activities for the kids to do at home as soon as I hear the words "I'm bored."

So with that, here's my top 25:

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag- as long as you make mommy some too ;)
here's the recipe:

What you'll need:
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1/2 cup milk or half & half
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
• 6 tablespoons rock salt
• 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
• 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
• Ice cubes

How to make it:
1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
Tips: A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

Chalk Art

Play Card Games

Draw for art show


Read books

Practice singing


Write a story

Watch a movie

Computer time

Write in your journal

Take a bath


Make paper airplanes & race them

Play in your room

Bouncy Castle

Clean your room

Play kickball outside

Slip n’ Slide

Play Frisbee outside

Listen for birds and guess what kind they are

Play Catch

Build a blanket tent in your room

Collect leaves and research what tree they are from

What home activities do you have planned for your summer vacation?


Sarah B. SMITH said...

Great ideas Sarah!!.. and by the way love love your hair cut!! We are going to try and do more reading this summer, all of us and less tv watching!

Sarah said...

we are having a reading contest all summer long! printing up some reading logs this weekend :) ck out barnes & when your child reads any 8 books, you can take their reading log from the website to the store and pick out a free book from the list :) free is good!