First, if you haven’t been by in a while (it’s o.k.-you’re busy; I get it)….read the posts you’ve missed, because there were some good ones!
It’s Wednesday, so why don’t you
Get some organic apples or pears from Fred Meyer for .79 a pound (!) and have a tasty snack. Have you ever had a baked apple? Your kids will be amazed at how a healthy fruit turns into a decadent dessert. This is a totally flexible recipe in my experience. Leave out any steps or ingredients that sound too complicated.
Grab a clean, empty egg carton for a nature scavenger hunt. Little ones can just fill each compartment with whatever strikes their fancy. You can make a list for older kids-something oval, something red, something that gives oxygen….
While you’re out, pick up some leaves. Glue them to paper and draw arms, legs, and faces to make leaf people. Surprisingly addictive for all ages.
Scrap the candle party. Call some friends and organize a kids’ clothing and gear swap instead. Make sure you’ll have things for both genders in a variety of sizes, so that everyone will go home with something. You can make up some rules for this, but I say just call people who are cool and casual. “Forget,” to invite anyone you think will wrestle over Gymboree.
Hit the thrift or dollar store for inexpensive frames and mats (the mat is really key here). Frame some of your kids’ art. You’ll be amazed how a mat and frame can transform scribbles into gallery worthy stuff! Hang them up. Super cool bonus points: Write up a little name and description for each and create a museum exhibit. If you don’t want nails in your wall, just line them up on the window sill or a long table.
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