The holidays have passed and winter is settling in and you might find your kids getting a bit unruly with cabin fever. Kids by nature need to be stimulated and kept busy each day but it’s hard when the weather isn’t great. Here is a list of 20 Fun Winter Activities for Kids to keep your kids busy and make memories during these darker days of the year!…
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.
Welcome to the first week of the Summer Family Fun Party! This event is going to be super fun this year with 30 cohosts sharing amazing crafts, recipes, and other summer family fun posts that you link up every week.
Come check out fun summer kids activities, easy summer recipes, summer crafts and more!
Summer Family Fun Party: June 16th to August 26th
Your 30 Summer Family Fun Cohosts
Barb of A Life in Balance
Mitzi of Written Reality
Jen of Making Our Life Matter
Candi of A Day in Candiland
Steph of A Grande Life
Laina of The Art of Living Fabulously
Reesa of Momma Lew
Bethany of The Southern Couture
Paris of My Big Fat Happy Life
Brenda of Schooling a Monkey
Stephanie of Making of a Mom
Katie of A Mother Thing
Heather of Divas Run for Bling
Stephanie of Stuck in Your Rut
Laci of Sequins in the South
Kristia of Family Balance Sheet
Wendy of The Art Of “Why Not?”
Nichole of Sweet October
Angie of Joyful Journey
Lux of About Life And Love
Nikki of Tikkido
Shirley of Intelligent Domestications
Rhonda of MultiTaskingMaven
Holly of While I’m Waiting…
Lisa of Syncopated Mama
Tina of Mom Is Forever
Vicki of Five Spot Green Living
Kim of Life in a House of Testosterone
Liz of Motherhood Muse
Sofia of FUN WITH A MESSAGE
Now come link up at this amazing link party!!
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!
So summer is approaching and that means long, hot days with kids that need things to keep them busy. Here is a list of fun summer activities for kids to do at all times during the summer, whether it’s sunny or raining outside!
Fun Summer Activities for Kids
Here is a bunch of summer activities for kids to keep them busy without spending a fortune! My kids are getting older and I feel like it’s harder and harder to keep them busy. It’s not even summer yet and I am struggling to find activities they like to do each day that are not the same old thing. Sometimes they need more than bubbles, water play and riding bikes!
Summer Travel Beach Bingo
Keep your children busy not only in the car but also on the beach! This game is lightweight and portable, with storage for the felt pieces on the back.
Ladybug Egg Cartons
Here’s a great project to get your kids in on the recycled crafting fun! These ladybugs can be made with old egg cartons.
DIY Balloon Paddles
A quick trip to the dollar store will get you all the supplies you’ll need for an afternoon of balloon-swatting.
Tie Dye Shirts
Tie dying is fun for all ages and so easy to do!
Fairy Garden Rocks
Turn your rocks into plant markers, doodle on them and scatter them about or just make a collection of sparkly rocks to brighten things up.
Summer Straw Bead Necklaces
Cut straws make great beads, and wooden beads are fun to personalize with paint!
Make Your own Sidewalk Chalk
Did you know you can make your own sidewalk chalk? This makes a super fun activity for the kids and then they get to use it!
Tin Can Toss Game
Make this activity for kids using recycled containers and then cover with fun scrapbook paper!
Kids Explorer Journal
Get the kids out in nature hunting for items to put in their journal.
Top 20 Summer Activities for Kids
Remember lazy days of summer playing in the sprinkler and roasting marshmallows?
What is your favorite activity?
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Make a Fort
Fort construction is simple, easy, free and fun; and you can use pretty much anything at your disposal in the process. Bedding, couch cushions, tents, pillows, scarves… anything you can drape or pile has fort potential.
One excellent trick is to form a sturdy foundation from a clothes airing rack or a wendy house frame and get as elaborate as you like! Furnishing the inside with a portable DVD player or a good book will ensure happy kids and an added room in the house. Wins all around!
Try out some simple recipes for maximum fun with (relatively) minimal mess. The internet is full of kiddie-friendly food ideas. For example 2 eggs + 1 cup of chocolate spread + 10 tablespoons of flour, mixed, spooned into cases and baked, leaves you with quick and easy cupcake brownies. Also try seasonal favorites such as hot chocolate with marshmallows, Rice Krispie bites, brigadeiros and rocky roads.