Well, summer has begun and the We Serve Too! kids are off and running. I thought I would share some of the ideas that I have collected that are working to keep the days interesting for all of us. We have three days a week, when this gramma is blessed with the kids for those days. Monday is make it Monday, Tuesday is take a trip day, Wednesday is “we Wednesday” since we include the kids Gigi (great grandma in the mix).
I have to let you know that I have become a bit of a Pinterest addict. When I used to teach mentoring classes we used to teach that women have a certain way of processing Gathering, Sorting Ordering and Beautifying, now without going into a huge explanation about each of these, suffice to say it is exactly what Pinterst is all about and thus its incredible success! That aside, it has been fun to pin and then try these great ideas. You can check out my boards here: http://pinterest.com/weservetoo/ I have a board for our books of course , then one for Military Families, one just on Fun Stuff for Kids, Fun foods for kids and then a few personal boards as well.
Let me share a few things that we have been trying out:
being made, you need a bunch of sugar
for this one, but gives 7 days of watching
the crystals grow.
Just make sure it is deep enough to cover it. The vinegar dissolves the eggshell
overnight, and if you gently brush the powdery shell off you can see the insides. Cool and gross.
(which of course makes if great)
they could pick out a geode, which looks like a common grey rock, they cut it in half and….
Now this one may not be for everyone, but we sure have had fun with raising Praying Mantis’s. The kids Daddy gave them a kit http://www.insectkits.com/contents/en-us/p2_preying_mantis_habitat.html . With the kit you get the cage and directions, but no mantis. You have to send away for the egg cases, which I found cheaper (even with the discount paper in the kit) at a plant nursery online (just Google “ praying mantis egg cases”). these little guys are great for your garden and you can release them there after the kids have had the thrill of seeing them hatch, hunt , grow…and as you can see , gain a personality. The do not bite or pinch and are quite friendly..but delicate, so you have to supervise the little ones so the mantis has half a chance at survival. We highly recommend this, but we get it, if you are not crazy about bugs (aww, look at that cute face!)
We will add some other photos as the summer moves forward. I hope you will find some of the things I have pinned useful and fun. Have fun!