Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Break Boredom Busters!

Spring Break started this week, and I have already heard those dreaded words, I’m BORED. Well not this year guys. I have planned to have play-dates every day of the week. Right now my kids are in the backyard with friends. I even checked out a few ideas for how to keep the boredom at bay.

The Dating Divas have a long list of Boredom Busters that every parent should have this spring break. Whether your kids are in to art, outdoor play, or indoor play, the list has something for EVERYONE. I am hoping that by having a friend over every day and implementing some of these boredom busters we will eliminate that dreaded phrase all week long.

We started out our week with some outdoor fun. Since the west coast has some gnarly storms coming in midweek we are taking advantage of some decent weather while we can. Currently my kids are all outside in the middle of scavenger hunt. We even got out our dress up kit and they are all decked out as pirates while they look for treasure. Instant fun! Be sure to check out the 60+ Boredom Busting ideas listed at The Dating Divas. You will definitely be glad you did!

Spring Break Fun: Swim!

Spring Break is almost here, and that means we can finally enjoy some warmer weather. Whether you are travelling somewhere fun and warm or you are enjoying the warmer temperatures at home you will want to check out the awesome swim apparel available at The Boy’s Store this season.

Boys Riis Swim Trunks by Appaman: These green triangle swim shorts are bold and fun for swimming this season. Pair them with some Appaman rash guards or tshirts for a comfortable and completed look. These run small so size up!

Boys Riis Swim Trunks by Appaman: Just like the green triangles these are great for spring break and summer. They feature a blue crab print, giving some tropical life to our dreary winter blues.

Boys Logo Swim Trunks: The always hip Appaman logo is also an excellent choice for some rad spring break swim trunks. The monkey logo is always a hit with kids.  It features an ombre blue color that reminds all of us calm and cool waters ready for lots of fun and relaxation. Pick some up now for your spring breaker!

Tetris Magnets: Travel Games

Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your kids busy on long car rides or plane travel this spring break? We try to keep activities and games in the car or in our game bag during travel. We know that the kids are in better spirits when they are busy and entertained, and so are we. We keep the usual, books, board games, coloring materials, toy cars, etc. But we always love to keep something that is unexpected that will keep the kids attention a little longer.

I stumbled upon the blog Moms and Crafters and was impressed by their Tetris Magnets. My kids love to build, and they puzzles, so I figured this might be something they would be interested in.

For those of you not born in the 80’s, Tetris was a video game that allowed you to create a wall with different sized and shaped bricks. You had to make them fit by changing the way they fell and formed together.

Moms and Crafters has created a fun real-life multidimensional version with wooden beads and magnets. This appealed to me on two levels, they were going to be able to build and learn while playing, and it had magnets so it was easy to keep together and not lose. Check out the full tutorial on Moms and Crafters now. You can add this little set of toys to your at home games or  bring it on the road with you like we do. The magnets can be dangerous for younger children, so watch younger kids or do not allow them to play with them. My six year old loves this, but I wouldn’t trust my two year old with them. Enjoy!