Monthly Archives: July 2018

STEAM Tastes Good: Science Makes Ice-cream

We have been trying to do learning activities all summer long. I try to incorporate fun activities with learning components that will engage the kids’ minds but also let them be little and have fun. This week I found this fun (and tasty) activity.

When I was a kid I remember helping my mother make ice-cream and make butter as fun little at-home science experiments. I had not even thought to do it at home with my kids until i came across this post at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

This activity is actually the greatest science experiment for summer. The Science Behind Ice Cream in a Bag is that the salt lowers the melting point of the ice. This is why we add salt to roads in the winter. When you shake and move the bag it causes the salt and ice to react creating ice-cream!  Check out Growing a Jeweled Rose for the fun tutorial and recipe. Then try it at home and see just how sweet science actually tastes!

Back-to-School Sale!!

School is coming!!

Parents everywhere can be heard shouting for joy. I’m just over here thinking, I have to do back-to-school shopping? When you have kids there are certain things you have to do — back-to-school shopping is one of them. Every year the list gets longer. Every year the kids get bigger. So every year it costs more money.

This year with so many in school it feels like the money is just falling out of our pockets. This year I am prepared though. I am SALE shopping. It also just so happens that The Boy’s Store is having a back-to-school sale — how convenient. I can get items I know will last, are made of high quality, are stylish, and will not break the bank.

Right now at The Boy’s Store, you can get 35% off with the special back-to-school sale code — BTS2018 — remember all promo codes are case-sensitive so be sure to type them in exactly or copy and paste.

Get items like this Wes and Willy shirt, Boys Carnivore Shirt by Wes and Willy, for only $16 after you apply the back-to-school code! Or this Boys’ Burnout Hoodie by La Miniatura for $14. Hurry in for incredible back-to-school sale deals now!

back-to-school sale

Pool Noodle Planes: DIY Fun

We love a good craft, especially a craft that keeps our kids entertained for hours. This is definitely one of those crafts. Thank you Frugal Fun 4 Boys for always knowing exactly what we need to entertain those rowdy boys of ours!

Frugal Fun 4 Boys always seems to have the best crafts for kids. They are simple to follow, and always give us a really understandable tutorial. the activities are always fun too, so we just keep coming back for more.

This month I wanted to try something that would get my kids outside, having fun, and I wanted something that could double for pool fun. This was the perfect thing. The pool noodles and foam used can withstand a significant amount of time in water. So we enjoyed making our finished creations fly around the pool while we swam. The kids flew them back and forth to one another in the shallow end for over an hour. That’s a long time to do anything at 6. So thank you again Frugal Fun 4 Boys  for always helping me to find ways to entertain my kids.

Pool noodle planes

Be sure to head on over to Frugal Fun 4 Boys  for the full tutorial, and be sure to see what other ideas are over there. Trust us, it is worth it!