Category Archives: Outdoor Fun

Summer Fun: Squirt Gun Race!

Summer is filled with fun, activities, and outrageous games that will bring us joy forever.  We want you and your kids to make memories this summer that wont just last until next school year, we want them to last forever. Our kids are only little for a short time, so lets enjoy them now and have all the fun we can fit in to one lifetime.

Grandmas know what it is like to have time pass. They have watched us grow and change, and now they are watching our kids grow and change. They created the most amazing games when we were kids, and they haven’t slowed down yet. These three grandma’s are never going to slow down, because This Grandma is Fun! This Grandma is Fun is a great blog written by three sisters, each are now grandmas, and they love to create and share memories with their families and their readers. They have a fun summer game that will get everyone in on the action. Squirt Gun Races are perfect for summer fun, and everyone no matter their age or activity level can join in. So hurry on over to TGIF to get the full tutorial on creating your own Squirt Gun Race for your family this summer.

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Now you and your whole family will enjoy the carnivalesque fun that comes with this squirt gun race. It is simple to create, and is filled with lots of explosive fun. Recreate it at the park, the backyard, or the pool! We hope you and your family have a blast!

Shaving Cream Slip n’ Slide: Outdoor Fun

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We know that sometimes kids can get very bored during the summer, and there is only so much money to go around to keep them busy and entertained all summer long. That’s why we like to find fun and cheap thrills that will keep our boys busy, preferably for hours but we take what we can get during the long summer. This month we found a fun and cheap way to keep those boys outside and happy for quote a long while.

Almost every town has a Dollar Tree or Dollar Store. These places are fabulous because you can pick up a lot of things for practically nothing at all. Which can come in handy when you need to occupy some kiddos on the cheap. And this months activity can be easily supplied on the cheap at any dollar store.

This month we found a great outdoor idea from blogger Jessie at Play.Create.Explore. She has a fun and outrageous activity that will let those crazy boys get down and dirty while sliding around and goofing around. She calls it Shaving Cream Slip N Side. All you need is a plastic table cloth, a can of shaving cream, and a few really bored boys. Soon your boys will be slipping, sliding, and even painting with the shaving cream.

What You Will Need:

Plastic Table Cloth
Shaving Cream

What You Will Do:

1. Lay out the plastic table cloth in your grass in the backyard.
2. Take the can of shaving cream and empty the whole thing out on the tablecloth.
3. Now let your boys go nuts and slip n slide till they can’t slip anymore!

Don’t forget to check out some other great and fun ideas from Play.Create.Explore. and see some incredible pictures of this and other great tutorials.

Summer Bucket List

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Are you looking for a fun way to keep your kiddos busy this summer? Why not create a summer bucket list? Create a list of all the fun things you and your kids want to do this summer. You can set limits for money, time or place, or just let your kids think wild and crazy. It will not only spark their imagination it is also a great way to learn more about their hopes and desires.

What You Will Need:

Bucket or pail
Lots of paper or post it notes
Pens and pencils
A wild imagination

What You Will Do:

Give everyone in the family about 10 post it notes, and a pencil and let them come up with 10 fun things they want to do this summer. If you have a budget, time schedule, or place you have to stay let everyone know they can only choose something within those limits. Now watch as everyone fills their notes. Have them share them all with the family, that way if they are too outrageous you can suggest a similar idea on a smaller scale, like instead of a trip around the world how about a road trip to the next county? Then put them all in the bucket and each day, or every weekend, take turns picking one from the bucket until you have completed all of your bucket list!

You will be excited to see what everyone chooses, and it will be fun to check things off your list like eating the biggest banana split for dinner, or ca,ping out under the stars. The possibilities are endless so enjoy!