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Cars 3 In Theaters soon: Download Free Cars 3 Printables NOW

If your kids are anything like mine then they are probably in overdrive waiting for Cars 3 to come to theaters this summer. June 16th cannot come soon enough in my household. We are watching Cars 1 and 2 a LOT, in preparation. Not because we want to, but because the kids want to. Don’t get me wrong, I love Cars. But after the umpteenth viewing it gets a little tiring. So i have had to look for other ways to quench their Cars thrust while keeping my tv screen Cars free for a while. Thank goodness for Highlights Along The Way. This fun blog has some great Cars activities and even a printable Cars game.

This printable set is so much fun. We have even played together as a family. The kids are so excited for the next big Cars adventure and we plan to see the movie together as a family. We will even be decked out in our Cars gear. from t-shirts to hats we have a lot of it. The kids have always loved Pixar, and Cars has been one of the best things to come out of Pixar.

If you too are dealing with Cars overload and want a small break in the madness check out these fun printable to keep your kiddos busy until June 16th. It is fun, simple, and keeps them quietly  creating and playing. Check out Highlights Along The Way for the awesome downloads now!

Crafty DIY: Sunflower Plates

I don’t know about you, but we have a lot of summer days that are just too hot for us to be outdoors. On those days we sometimes enjoy staying indoors and creating arts and crafts projects in the nice comfortable air conditioned house.

This fun project still makes us feel a if we are enjoying nature with its beautiful sunflower theme. Thank you to The Resourceful Mama for a great indoor project that still beckons us to the sweetness that is summer.

Sunflowers are a great part of summer. Here they grow wild in fields, but you can also plant them at home and see them bloom in your very own garden.

This craft is very simple to follow and brings those beautiful summer blooms indoors. Head on over to  The Resourceful Mama for a great tutorial.

Shadow Drawing: Outdoor Activities

Are you looking for more activities for your little ones at home? This fun activity is something they can do with very little help. Shadow drawing. Now you can show your kids how the light from the sun changes our shadows throughout the day. Thank you Rookie Parenting for this super-cool idea. Check out the full tutorial here.

Light travels in a straight line, when it is obstructed by an object it will create a shadow of the object. In order to show this unique result simply gather some fun objects to obstruct the light. You can use toys to create this fun experiment. Grab some tall, short, large, and small toys to give varying heights, depths, and shapes.

Use a piece of paper or place them on the concrete and create shadows on the cement. You can then use a crayon, or chalk if you are drawing on the cement. Trace the outline of the objects and mark what time of day you captured the shadow.

In a few hours come back to the objects and see what changed. Trace the shadow once more. How has it changed? As the suns position in the sky changes so will the way it casts a shadow on the toys.

You can follow the suns movements throughout the day and you will see how the length of the shadow changes as the day goes on.

Learn more about shadows here.