Monday, July 28, 2014

July 2014

We played Mummy

We made real butter!

(Heavy whipping cream in a jar with lid. Shake like crazy for 20 min. Pour out butter milk and "wash" butter in ice water to make it last longer and solidify a bit more)

Fourth of July drinks
Cranberry Raspberry juice, ice, light calorie Gatorade

Had fun at the splash park (free!)

Got  his first pair of skates. Then took a break from skating to put plastic bags into an old Kleenex box to store away neatly.

Played wet marble paper towel drop, again!

Dinosaur Snow Globe

Painted with a roller

Name shoe stamp
I used Gorilla Glue because it dries fast and kind of foamy to get into the nooks of the foam pieces.

our dog walked across and added her "signature"

Made Gak and Slime RECIPE click here

Smash balls to review vowel sounds-- 1 part glue, 1 part shaving cream. Let dry over night.

bird feeders

crazy straw and felt squares to work on fine motor

muffin and rubber bands to work on fine motor and strength

toilet paper and chain octopus 
straw maze (again)

super hero photo shoot with Lincoln log buildings

Sidewalk tattoos

Rainbow Dino Eggs (mix baking soda with a bit of water (about 1/2 c baking soda and 1 tablespoon water) until you get  a thick paste. Hide mini dinos inside the paste and shape an egg. Drop food coloring on top. Let dry over nite. Use vinegar to melt the eggs.

Balloon Painting

Ice dinosaur excavation
Inflate a balloon with gas

Egg Surprise Alphabet activity
(M for marble, F for face)

Egg filled with paint throw! Next time it will be more educationally geared with letters or numbers as targets

costume display using curtain rod
Floss the teeth activity to get Caden to want to floss more

 hand print art

Kinetic sand is awesome! 

 Lava Lamp click for recipe
 Corn starch play dough (1 part dish soap to 2 parts corn starch)
want more recipes? Click here

Hula hoop pool noodle counting (remember the jump rope lacing pool noodles from June? I just cut each noodle ring so they could slide on the hoop.

a little hand art for Daddy

Outlined in white crayon, colored in with water color for a different than normal water color effect

Lots of hours of Perfection this month
Another craft for Dad

FREE and Bargains!
Where do I get so many cool things? I run a FB group where everything we post is free as long as we're willing to pick it up. Then, I look through craigslist often for freebies and deals. I also am a military spouse, and there are places--on military installations-- where I can shop for free up to once a week.

keyboard, awesome math addition toy, Tonka Chuck toys, Space themed felt board, jeans

bath crayons .79 cents

travel aqua doodle $3

 fresh plash pad from Pamper's Rewards

$35 for play house and a picnic table that I can't picture because I sold for $15 making the house $20!

$10 wagon

Magnetic Mosaic $2 no magnetic wand but we have some

free play doh and kitchen

$2 at Arc thrift store-- Connect Four is great for cognitive and fine motor development

 Back yard bug and nature exploration kit --Free

Thomas ride on train $30 off Craigslist. Amazon new for $400
Time out pad--even beeps when they get up too soon-- free

train table-- free off Craigslist
more free play doh off my free exchange FB group

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