Fun Outdoors with Stomp Rocket

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It’s officially summer and the kids are ready for fun! We have been spending a lot of time outdoors and the kids have loved using our Stomp Rocket. We have had our Stomp Rockets for a while now and they are perfect for keeping our kids active so they can burn off some energy.

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School is over but we can still have fun learning with our Stomp Rockets! It’s a great option for a #screenfree summer. The Stomp Rocket is a 100% kid powered rocket since 1993. You simply run, jump, and stomp to launch the rocket into the air. There are a variety of Stomp Rockets available. We were given the Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes and the Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow to review.

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The Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes were perfect for my 8 year old! She had so much fun watching the planes loop, flip, turn, and soar. It included 3 different planes (Looper, Glider, and Wildcat) designed by Aeronautical Engineers that perform a variety of stunts. You can change the launch angle, fly with a head wind or tailwind, and more to change how the Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes fly. She had so much fun using them and helping her little sister do it too.

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The Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow was absolutely perfect for my 3 year old. I was nervous she wouldn’t figure it out but she caught on quickly and loved it so much. They also glow-in-the-dark so we were able to use them way past sundown. The Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Rockets soar up to 100 ft in the air and is a great toy to help support STEM development. She loved watching how high she can make the Stomp Rocket go and which direction it would land.

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These award-winning toys are perfect for outdoor summer fun. My kids will be enjoying many more days and nights using them. You can find these Stomp Rockets and more from their collection at Stomp RocketAmazonTarget, & Walmart.

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Spend time outdoors with your kiddos while they learn through play with Stomp Rockets! Check out the video below for the Stomp Rocket in action! Have you tried the Stomp Rocket? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

Noleo 3-in-1 Organic Diaper Care – Review

*Received Free to Review, but all opinions are my own.

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I recently connected with an amazing company Noleo that sent me their baby box bundle to review and share with all of you! Noleo is a brand committed to offering the best quality products using only safe and natural ingredients. They use only what is necessary to protect and nourish. So I am glad to know I can use their products worry-free.

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The Noleo Baby Box consists of the Noleo Diaper Cleanser & Moisturizer (8oz), Disposable Organic Cotton Pads (150 count), and a Refillable Travel Bottle. Each bottle of diaper cleanser and moisturizer contains 150 pumps and lasts approximately one month, depending on usage. The Noleo Diaper Cleanser and moisturizer contains only natural ingredients to help clean, moisturize, and nourish. Ingredients include Organic Sunflower Oil, Limewater, Organic Olive Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, and Beeswax.

There are no preservatives in the Noleo Diaper Cleanser and Moisturizer. Noleo believes that #lessisenough, so they don’t use any ingredients unless it’s absolutely necessary. Their products keep your baby/toddlers bottom healthy, hydrated, and rash-free!

The Noleo Diaper Cleanser/Moisturizer replaces baby wipes, ointment, and diaper rash cream.

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My youngest is three and not quite potty trained yet so we are still in diapers and pull-ups. I recently replaced my baby wipes with the Noleo Cleanser/Moisturizer and Organic Pads and I couldn’t be happier. It wipes her clean quicker and easier than regular baby wipes. The organic cotton pads are more gentle than regular baby wipes and she seems to prefer them! The Noleo Cleanser/Moisturizer and Organic Cotton Pads are powerful, yet gentle. I have noticed less redness and fewer diaper rashes since using the Noleo Cleanser/Moisturizer with the Organic Pads. It is really easy to use, you simply put about two pumps of the Noleo Diaper Cleanser and Moisturizer on one of the organic cotton pads and then wipe. You can also use it on-the-go by filling the refillable bottle. It is small enough to fit in a small wet bag or diaper clutch with the organic pads.

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Since we are potty training, I use the cleanser/moisturizer to wipe my daughter after sitting on the toilet. It easily removes what the toilet paper missed. So whether it’s a regular diaper change, or she is sitting on the potty I have found the moisturizer/cleanser with the organic pads to be so incredibly helpful. I often use the small refill bottle and some organic pads for when we are out for diaper changes, accidents, and sitting on the potty.

The Noleo 3-in-1 Diaper Care Baby Box is safe, convenient, effective, organic, eco-friendly, and cloth diaper safe! The Noleo cleanser/moisturizer won’t stain or damage your cloth diapers, so you can use them worry-free.

I love knowing that I am using all-natural products that are safe for my kids and the environment. By using the cleanser and moisturizer, I am eliminating up to 150 regular baby wipes. That is such an amazing feeling.

The 100% organic cotton pads are entirely biodegradable and can be used for more than just cleaning your baby or tots bottom. You can also use them to remove makeup, and for general skincare needs. The cleanser/moisturizer is great for removing waterproof makeup, and it won’t dry out your skin like many other makeup removal wipes. Noleo’s all-natural products are soft and gentle enough for the whole family.

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This is truly an amazing product and I am so glad I had the opportunity to try it! Whether you have a baby or a potty training toddler, this is a product worth trying. You can order as a one-time purchase or set up a subscription. The Noleo subscription service is flexible, affordable, and comes with free shipping. If you are interested in ordering any of the Noleo products, head to my referral link below to save $5 off your first purchase!

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Kinderspel All-In-One Insulated Backpack With Tether – Review

My toddler loves unicorns, so we were so excited to receive this Unicorn Kinderspel All-In-One Insulated Backpack from Joli Moli! Not only is this backpack super cute, but it has many features that we love!

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The main feature we absolutely love is the fact that this backpack is made to fit toddlers! Most backpacks are too big for my daughter but this one fits perfectly. It even has an additional velcro chest strap that snaps across her chest that helps keep it in place without sliding off. It also has a removable tether so I can keep her close if necessary. She loves being able to bring along all her favorite toys on all our outings. This backpack is perfect for kids on-the-go!

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Another feature we love about our new Kinderspel backpack is the fact that it is insulated! We can pack snacks and drinks and know they will stay fresher longer! When she starts preschool it will be perfect for packing a school lunch.

We also love that it’s made with a water-resistant outer material so we can play and explore outside with no worries. It has multiple storage pockets and is easy for my toddler to open and close.

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The Kinderspel All-In-One Insulated Backpack is great for ages 18 months and up. It comes in a variety of prints and is both fashionable and functional. It’s the perfect size for toddlers and kids. We love our new Kinderspel unicorn backpack and look forward to bringing it along on many adventures!

You can find this backpack at jolimoli.com  along with other essentials for kids and toddlers!

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Innobaby Keepin’ Fresh Bento Snack Box – Review

My girls love eating fruit and would live off fruit alone if I let them! So we were very excited to receive the Keepin’ Fresh Bento Snack Box from Innobaby so we can keep our fruit fresh.

This Bento Snack Box is the perfect way to cut up some fresh fruit and keep it cold. Whether we are out running errands or heading to the park, I can bring some cut up fruit and know it will stay fresh. Although it is snack size (11oz), it holds a lot! You can pack fruit, goldfish, granola, or even hot foods like pasta or mac n cheese. It’s perfect for either my toddler or my second grader to use.

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This high-quality bento box has an airtight leakproof lid that helps keep food hot or cold. The airtight hinged lid is easy for my toddler to open, but stays tightly closed while on-the-go. It’s made with a stainless steel insert and includes a removable divider. The removable divider is great for keeping the food separated and mess free. The protective shell will also protect little hands from extreme temperatures.

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There are so many different ways I can use this nifty bento box. I often use it at home to have cut up fruit ready for my girls for lunch or a snack. I can easily cut up some fruit in the morning and have it ready to go for later that day. It will also be great for when school starts in the fall to pack all of my daughter’s favorite snacks. I will mostly be using it while out with the girls so I can have fresh snacks and foods on hand when they are hungry.

I love knowing that I am eliminating excessive waste by using a reusable bento box that I can easily wash. All of the parts can be separated and put on the top rack of the dishwasher. Although it can be washed in the dishwasher, handwashing is recommended to prolong the lifespan of the product.

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I am so happy to know I can use this product worry free! This reusable bento box is Non-toxic, eco-friendly, mold resistant, freezer safe, dishwasher safe, travel-friendly, and made with a leak-proof design. It is free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC, and Lead.

The Keepin’ Fresh Stainless Steel Divided Bento Box Snack Box with Lid is available by Innobaby in a variety of colors. I love this bento box and definitely plan on stocking up on more!

Make sure you head to jolimoli.com to find this and more for your little ones!

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Best Gifts for Tween Girls From Laurel

I received this product free to review but all opinions are my own. I was compensated for this post. 

If you are a mom of an 8 to 12-year-old then you are probably in the midst of what we call the “tweenager” years. My daughter will be eight this summer so we are almost at this fun stage. She is already particular about what clothing she wears and loves going shopping. She seems to think I have an unlimited supply of money to just spend on her at any time. I am sure other Mom’s with daughters can absolutely relate. She also absolutely loves getting gifts in the mail, so I was so excited to discover From Laurel!

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From Laurel is a brand-new online store that sells accessories for tweens, but really any girl between ages 6-12 will love them! The fun thing about this new shop is the fact that you can customize a gift box choosing any 5 items. Save yourself the stress of going to a million stores trying to find the perfect gift. Relax and shop from home and have it shipped for free! The box itself only costs $29.99 with no additional fees for shipping. What could be better?

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Another awesome feature is that you also get a surprise bonus gift along with your 5 chosen items. So you basically get 6 items for $29.99, which is like paying $5 a piece. Delivered for free with pretty packaging. You can’t beat this amazing deal! So simple, easy, and fun!

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If you are clueless about what to order, no worries! A Pick 5 Gift Pass is the perfect option! You can email a gift pass so they can pick out what they want and still get the fun box full of goodies in the mail. The link is at the top of the homepage at From Laurel. It is such a fun and easy process, and it beats standing in long lines at the mall!

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All of the products are tested in the USA by an independent 3rd-party testing laboratory that is approved and accepted by the CPSC. They are all tested for kids 6 and older, so it is not meant for younger kids, even though my toddler wanted all of it! Every product we received was adorable and high-quality. I was very impressed, and would highly recommend it to anyone shopping for a tween! The ordering process was very easy and I received my package very quickly.

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What’s even better is the eco-friendly packaging! Not only is it pretty, but the reusable/recyclable packaging eliminates single-use plastic wrapping.  I gifted my daughter her very own box, and she loved all the pretty packaging.

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Edited to Add, as of May 2020 — They no longer seem to be in business, but you can check out her newest etsy shop at the link below!

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Snuggling with our Dono & Dono Nap Mat

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We recently received the Dono & Dono Reversible Air Mesh Nap Mat from Joli Moli to review and we absolutely love it! It comes in three different patterns, and we received the Retro Animal print. The quality and the design of the Retro Animal Air Mesh Nap Mat is unbelievable! I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was when I opened it and set it up for my toddler. She immediately grabbed all her favorite toys and got cozy!

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There are so many features we love about our new nap mat that makes it so unique! Not only is this nap mat adorable and comfortable, but it is perfect for kids with allergies or skin conditions. The nap mat is made with a breathable air mesh material that creates a layer of air that is made to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. The removable down pillow is infused with silver which is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. My kids have very sensitive skin, so these are features that I was very happy to hear about! My daughter can snuggle and play with no worries. I also love that the included toddler pillow is the perfect size for her, but can easily be removed if necessary.

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I have also found our new nap mat to be very convenient! The cotton blanket is detachable, so I can easily throw it in the wash which is a must. There are also available snap straps so we can simply fold it up and take it on the go!

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We love our new Dono & Dono Mat so much! It will be perfect for movies, play-time, and sleepovers at Grandmas! We couldn’t be happier with our new Dono & Dono Nap Mat and highly recommend it! It’s perfect for my toddler and I know you will love it too!

Make sure you head to Joli Moli for all of the essentials!

Indoor Winter Activities for Kids

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Christmas may be over, but Winter is still here! It may not snow here in Florida, but I know many families get stuck inside with their kiddos due to snow and cold weather. Below are a variety of fun and easy winter-themed activities that I look forward to creating with my two girls as well. Make sure you follow the attached links for the instructions for each activity.

SNOW SLIME IN A JAR

If your kids are anything like mine, they probably love playing with slime! This homemade snow slime in a jar is fun to make and looks pretty too. Head to No Time For Flashcards at the link below for instructions!

https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2015/12/snow-slime-in-a-jar-homemade-gifts-for-kids.html

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photo credit via No Time For Flashcards 

SNOWMAN PUPPETS KIDS CRAFT

How adorable are these cute little snowmen?! These snowmen puppets are easy to make and will keep your littles busy and entertained. Head to Live Craft Love at the link below for instructions!

http://blog.darice.com/holiday/winter/cotton-pad-snowman-puppet/

Winter Tree Finger Painting

My girls LOVE painting, and they are going to love this q-tip snowflake craft. It also makes a great fine motor exercise for toddlers. Head to Easy Peasy and Fun at the link below for instructions.

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/winter-tree-finger-painting/

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Winter Word Scrabble

Cuddle up during this cold winter and stay inside as you practice your reading and spelling skills with this fun word scramble! The snowy fun can continue all winter long at Education.com.

Find the links below to download the Winter Word Scramble and Answers.

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Snowflake Handprints

Making handprint crafts with my kids is always enjoyable and such a special way to remember how little their hands were. Plus, they love getting their hands messy! Head to In the Playroom at the link below for instructions!

http://intheplayroom.co.uk/2016/01/04/snowflake-handprints/

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HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

This is by far my favorite and will be perfect for my girls. They love playing with playdough and will enjoy making it as well! Plus, I love the smell of Peppermint. Head to Kristin Hewitt.Me at the link below for instructions.

https://kristenhewitt.me/homemade-peppermint-playdough-recipe/

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MITTENS…A WINTER CRAFT FOR KIDS!

We don’t often wear mittens here in Florida, but my kids still love playing with them and will love this easy craft. What I love is it’s not that messy and it’s simple enough for my toddler to participate. Head to Creative Connections for Kids at the link below for instructions.

http://www.creativeconnectionsforkids.com/2015/01/mittens-winter-craft/

Paper Plate Winter Hat Friends

These paper plate winter hat friends are just the cutest, and I know that my girls will enjoy making them. It only requires some inexpensive craft items and is super easy. Head to Glued to My Crafts Blog at the link below for instructions.

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2018/01/winter-hat-friends.html

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I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite winter-themed crafts! Let me know how they turned out in the comments below. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish all of you the best 2019 ever!

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Mommy Con 2018 – Orlando

Saturday, September 1st we headed to Orlando for my first ever Mommy Con! Mommy Con is a convention dedicated to educating parents about natural birth, breastfeeding, and babywearing. They advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety, female self-care, and wellness. They have created a community of support, acceptance, and non-judgment for parents in their journey of parenthood.

Mommy Con 2018 was held at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center and it was a blast! It was amazing to be surrounded by fellow Moms and Dad’s, attending the sessions and checking out all the great companies. It was definitely an event worth experiencing.

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There was a full day of events scheduled for both Moms and Dads. We enjoyed many Educational sessions, tested out products, and meet with a variety of parenting experts. There was a babywearing lounge, the Vagina Village where they discussed feminine wellness, a cloth diaper resource center, and play places spaces throughout the event. Huggies even provided a free diaper changing area. There was also a quiet room set up for napping babies and toddlers. I even spotted some parents napping in there lol.

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There were games, giveaways, and tons of shopping! I was able to meet with some of my favorite vendors while discovering some new companies as well. They all offered a variety of products and services geared towards kids under 5.

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There were also tons of workshops and sessions geared towards Dads in the Daddy Con portion,  along with a Dad Games Competition featuring That Dad Mat. Daddy Con is the ultimate dad focused parenting convention that covers all aspects of fatherhood.

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Mommy Con 2018 was a fun event, and I can’t wait to attend next year! Whether you are pregnant with your first or a mom of three, I highly suggest attending. It is the ultimate #momweekend full of education, learning, samples, shopping, and the ability to test out new products! You will meet with leading experts on everything relevant to parenting. You can also try on baby carriers, get picky eating solutions, and potty training tips.

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I can’t wait to see what is in store for next year at Mommy Con Orlando 2019!

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Say Hello To The All-New Gymboree! #madeyousmile

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Gymboree has some BIG News and they wanted me to share it with you! If you haven’t already heard, Gymboree has completely recreated its brand with all new looks for your little ones!

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What’s new at Gymboree? EVERYTHING! These fresh new styles will make your kids feel great inside and out! With the same quality, you have come to love and the same great savings.

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With back-to-school around the corner, now is the perfect time to check it out. Whether it’s the first day of school, picture day, a birthday party, or a play date, there is a style for every occasion. These new outfits can be mixed and matched allowing kids to create their own looks! Gymboree asked modern moms and families what they wanted most for their kids’ clothes, and they delivered.

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From babies to pre-teens, Gymboree has you covered with an all-new collection of clothing fit for every occasion! Of course, there is still Gymboree Rewards, Gymbucks, and all the fun sales you love!

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Indoor Activities For Summer

Summer is here! As much as we are enjoying the picnics, trips to the beaches and parks, some days it is just too hot out. We are also in Hurricane season, which means lots of rain. So for those days when we can’t go outside, having a list of indoor activities on hand is essential!  Here is a round-up of some of my favorite summer crafts and other fun activities for when you’re stuck inside with the kids.

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These are activities I found browsing Pinterest, so make sure you follow the links to get the instructions for each activity.

Paint Splat Ice Cream Cones

I scream You scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! How yummy does this craft look? Head to the link below for the instructions!

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2018/04/paint-splat-ice-cream-cones-kid-craft.html

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Photo Credit via Glued To My Crafts Blog

Shaving Cream Fireworks –

This patriotic craft is perfect for the Fourth of July! I know my daughters will enjoy making this on the next rainy day. Head to the link below to find out more.

https://www.icanteachmychild.com/shaving-cream-fireworks/

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Photo Credit via I Can Teach My Child

Patriotic Adverb Word Search

3 cheers for the red, white, and blue, as kids search for adverbs in this fun patriotic word search. The practice continues at Education.com along with games, printables, and even more learning resources.

Download Word Search Here >> Patriotic Adverb Word Search

Answer Sheet >> Patriotic Adverb Word Search Answers

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Paper Plate Flamingos

Flamingos are a summer icon here in Florida, and they are just the cutest! Head to the link below to find out how to make them!

http://www.myveryeducatedmother.com/2016/08/kids-craft-paper-plate-flamingos_96.html?m=1

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TISSUE PAPER AND PAPER PLATE TURTLE CRAFT

My daughter loves turtles, so I know she will enjoy making these. Head to the link below for the directions!

https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/tissue-paper-and-paper-plate-turtle-craft/

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Photo Credit via Fireflies & Mud Pies

Cotton Swab Letter Writing

Practicing letters doesn’t have to be boring, use some paint instead to make it more interesting. See the link below to find out more.

https://thestay-at-home-momsurvivalguide.com/learning-to-write-alphabet-with-cotton/

Homemade Playdough Recipe

Making your own playdough is easy, inexpensive, and fun! Head to the link below to see how!

https://tinkerlab.com/rainbow-play-dough/

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Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Last but not least, an indoor scavenger hunt! I know my kids will have a blast with this activity. Head to the link below to get all the info!

https://www.sunnydayfamily.com/2018/02/indoor-scavenger-hunt.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=298563034_8383500_254023

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These are just some of the many things you can do to entertain your kids when you’re stuck inside this summer. Try them out and let me know how it goes! Good luck!

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