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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Fun bucket

A few years ago in MOPS, one of our crafts was a summer fun mini-bucket. We've been using it again recently, and found it to be some "new" fun for my preschoolers!

Here is what is included:
-Sidewalk Chalk in bag
-Side walk chalk recipe (below)
-Water paintbrush (foam)
-Sponge Ball (which we made there)
-Bubble Fun blower (also made there)

These are the directions included:

-Sidewalk Chalk -Let kids use their artistic talents, or draw out HopScotch game
-Side walk paint (below)- Mix using recipe and let kids paint on sidewalk, washes off after they are done
-Water painting- give your child the cup of water and the foam brush, and let them paint the house, sidewalk, themselves!, etc.,)
-Sponge Ball- Use in water fights, to paint with sidewalk paint, etc.,
-Bubble Fun Blower- Give your child a paper plate with dish soap and a little water on it. They dip the cloth end in the soap and blow on the sipping end to make tons of bubble foam.

Sidewalk Paint recipe:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Food coloring

Mix and let them paint! SO cool!

To make the Sponge Ball:
Cut three sponges into 5 strips each, about 1/2 inch wide. Loop a piece of strong string around the center of the stack and pull tightly. Double- knot the string and trim the excess. You can also plunge the sponge into a bucket of water beside two players (with bucket beside them) and toss the ball to each other.

My preschooler "painting" with water!

To make the Bubble Fun blower:
Take a clean, clear water bottle, remove the cap and cut off bottom, so the bottle is still about 6 inches. Attach a small baby washcloth (or piece of terry cloth) to the end with a rubber band. The cloth must be about 5" square.

I hope you can use some of these fun things to do with your kids before school begins! I intended to post it earlier this summer and that didn't happen...

Psalm 74:17
It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

Proverbs 10:5
He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

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