Pull on your bathing suit and get ready to play, create and snack – summer vacation style!
Arm each player with a water filled spray bottle. Who ever is “it” can tag people by spraying them. The tagged person must freeze, but then can squirt others as they run by. The last “unfrozen” player is the winner.
Water Balloon Toss
A summer Classic. Start with kids in pairs facing each other about a foot away. After each successful toss, have them take a step back. The last dry pair is the winner!
Summer Stepping Stones
Stepping stones are a colorful and way to to decorate your garden, yard or home. You can capture your child’s unique personality forever in the creative choices they make while designing their own stone.
-Plastic plant saucers (about $1)
-Quick Setting Concrete (Quikrete or something similar – use a finer grade for a less pebbly finish) OR stepping stone concrete from a craft store (more expensive though
- Flat Marble/Gems
- Small Mosaic Tiles
- Beach Glass
- Stained Glass
- Pictures and Photos
- Special Mementos/Souvenirs
- Small toys
1.Protect yourself and your work surface…rubber gloves, newspaper, old clothes, etc
2.In a separate, disposable container, mix your concrete according to the directions. The wet cement should be the consistency of brownie batter.
3.Spoon or pour into the mold.
4.Smooth the top with a popsicle stick, spoon or stiff piece of cardboard.
5.Let the cement set up for 30-60 minutes before decorating. Then let your kids arrange the embellishments in their own unique designs!
6.Your stepping stone must now sit for 2 – 3 days without being disturbed – do not move it. Once it is dry, you can gently pop it out of the mold.
7.Now, you can finish decorating it if you are planning on doing any painting. You can seal the top of your stepping stone with a clear acrylic sealer if you paint it.
Let your stepping stone sit for another week before putting it outside.
This refreshing recipe doesn’t even require a glass!
- 1 peppermint stick (broken in half)
- 1 lemon (uncut)
- Break a peppermint stick in two and insert one half directly into an uncut lemon. Suck on the peppermint stick as you normally would, and, after a few minutes (surprise!), you’ll taste lemon juice! Here’s how it works: as you suck on the candy, tiny holes are created, turning the stick into a straw. The sour juice of the lemon combines with the sweet and minty taste of the peppermint stick for a cool, instant treat.