I love these Green Kid Crafts Discovery Boxes! In July, you can save 50% on the Kitchen Science Discover Box. There’s always something new and exciting in these boxes but this one in particular I know my 6 year old son is going to go nuts over. …
Activities for Kids
I’ve mentioned before that I am not a huge fan of summer. I just don’t like the heat. But growing up, summers were my most favorite time. What kid doesn’t like summer when there are so many activities for kids to do then? A chance to play round the clock, when the day mixes into night and suddenly the fireflies are blinking around you and the smell of sunscreen has long since faded away. I can remember spending my days at the lake, where I could see my feet under the water, so clear and pure. Walking with the silky sand under my feet, until I could no longer stand, the water enveloping me like an air-conditioned blanket. So much time was spent at the lake – I went swimming, lay on the floating dock, took out the rowboat with my best friend, attempting to row out to the island every summer but never quite making it. I think one year we did make it halfway, food and supplies in hand, but lost interest halfway there….
So I’m a little late for May the Fourth Day but these Star Wars crafts are good all year long and will definitely have a place in my ! For all the Star Wars fans out there, everyday is a day to celebrate your favorite fandom, from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I don’t know how you celebrated May the Fourth, but one thing I did with my family is watch “The Force Awakens” after dinner. …
My youngest child’s birthday always marks the beginning of summer. We’ve been working on our bucket list for summer activities for kids and this year we really have some fun things planned! But it gets so confusing and my kids always want to know WHEN we are doing WHAT, so having this free printable calendar 2016 helps them visualize the time-frame for our activities.
With the changing season comes a change in your kids’ schedule. No longer in school for months at a time, summer offers a break from classes, tests, and extracurricular activities and offers them a chance to have some fun.
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Don’t you hate it when you take a nice cool shower in the summer only to find sweat pouring down your face less than 20 minutes later? I do NOT like to sweat, and I will do whatever it takes to keep from sweating. This is hard though, since I do like to be outdoors!
How to Prevent Oily Skin During Summer
While you are using sunglasses to fight the glare of the sun, remember to wear sunscreen on your face to fight the glare of that oily shine. Just because you are spending more time in the sun does not mean that your face will be drier. Sometimes not being hydrated enough and using the wrong products on your face will have opposite results.
You may wind up with shiny, oily skin when you were hoping for that sun-kissed glow.
What to Wear on Your Face
A great way to reduce the negative effects of the sun on your face is wear an appropriate sunscreen with moisturizer built-in in lieu of your usual moisturizer. By wearing your usual moisturizer and then adding sunscreen, you may be adding too much moisture.
Adding too much moisture tends to clog pores, give the appearance of greasy, oily skin, and cause acne breakouts as well. Before summertime hits, do a little research, shop the stores, and ask for samples. Try a few products to see if your skin is sensitive to them and find one that you like.
Putting a sunscreen on your face that contains moisturizer not only saves you from oily skin, it also saves some money – and a little bit of time.
What You Put inside Your Body
Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that will hydrate your skin. Fruits and vegetables that come out in the summer typically are already the more hydrating kind like these:
- Honeydew Melon
- Different types of lettuce
- Blueberries, Raspberries, grapes
Equally as important as fruits and vegetables is the need for proper hydration. Hydration can come in the form of water, plain and simple. However, if you are not a big fan, there are so many creative alternatives to just plain old water. I love to add just a smidge of lemonade to my icy water. When I do this, I can drink it all day long, it’s so refreshing!
Try these as well:
- Water with lemon or lime
- Home-brewed iced tea – either regular or green tea
- Good old-fashioned lemonade
- Fruit smoothies using all of summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables
Check out my post on 15 Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes for different beverages using fruit!
Paying attention to what you put on your face and what you put inside your body in the form of fruits, vegetables, and hydrating fluids will be sure to keep that oily, greasy, too-much-sunscreen look off your face.
Now go check out all the fun summer kids activities on this site!
I don’t know about you but I am finding it so hard to keep my preschool-age son busy these days. And with the summer months coming and school closing, I am looking for activities for kids that will keep him busy!
Fun Summer Craft Activities for Kids
This summer, keep kids’ minds stimulated with Green Kid Crafts’ new Summer Discovery Series! These fun, educational activities for kids point the way to a summer full of creative learning and outdoor summer fun. Each month, you’ll receive a new Discovery Box full of engaging summer-friendly science and creative activities, each introducing a different educational theme.
JUNE – Outer Space
JULY – Robot Workshop
AUGUST – Ocean Science
Join the Summer Discovery Series for a whole season’s worth of fun while you experience and study outer space in June, learn about and construct robots in July, and experiment with ocean science in August! You can learn more about all the Summer Discovery Series boxes.
And, for a limited time, you can now get up to 3 months of Discovery Boxes for free from Green Kid Crafts! Act fast to snag up to $65 off! Right now if you sign up for a 6 month subscription and use the coupon ONEFREE, you will get 1 FREE month. That means you will pay $15.50/month! When you sign up for a 12 month subscription and use the coupon THREEFREE, you will get 3 FREE months. That means you will pay $15.00/month! This is a great time for current subscribers to renew for a year and for new subscribers to sign up!
Green Kid Crafts’ award-winning Discovery Boxes pack a lot of fun and learning into convenient packages. Each box contains 4-6 Creativity and STEM Science Kits, extension activities, and free online extras. Projects are designed for ages 3-10. Offers expire May 20, 2015.