Category Archives: Outdoor Fun

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!

Sun Safety: The Boy’s Store

Here at The Boy’s Store we care about our boys, that is why we make sure we carry important summer sun safety items to help keep your boys safe outside all summer long.

UVA rays are the first of the worries when it comes to sun exposure. UVA Rays cause aging of the skin, and can cause skin cancer called melanoma. UVB Rays are another danger, these rays cause sunburn, contribute to immune system issues, and also cause melanoma. Melanin is a chemical in our skin that tries to protect us from these rays. The darker your skin the more melanin you have, but this does not mean you are immune to sun exposure and shouldn’t cover up. What it does mean is you may be safer with less protection, whereas a light colored skinned person will need higher protection. You also need higher protection if you have freckles, moles, fair hair, or a family history of skin cancer.

Now everyone should cover up, especially during the strongest sun exposure part of the day, 10am to 4pm. Cover up includes:

Long clothing
Sunblock (The American Pediatrics Association suggest an SPF of 30 or higher for children 6 months and older.)
Hat
Sunglasses

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Here at The Boy’s Store we offer many different types of hats, sunglasses, and cover ups, tees, or rash guards that can help protect you child during their outdoor festivities of the summer days. We offer boys favorite brands like Knuckleheads, Wes and Willy, Flap Happy, and Appaman. Each offer a wide array of hats to protect your son during those hot summer days. Each of these brands also offer great rash guards and tees that will help keep them protected from harsh summer rays, without being uncool for keeping a’shirt on at the beach or pool. The Boy’s Store even offers a great selection of Real Kids Shades. Each pair of shades offers 100% UV protection.

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So before you get your boys ready for some fun in the sun make sure you check to make sure they are protected! 20130626-123743.jpg