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Fun activity for the End of Winter

The weather is already starting to change on the west coast, but for those of you still stomping through snow and waiting out warmer weather we have a fun activity to keep those boys happy indoors. Bubble wrap has captivated people for decades. It is endless fun sitting and popping those little bubbles one by one. Well how about doing it more than one by one?

This fun activity will let your boys tape bubble wrap to the floor and slide, dance, jump, and run all over it. They will just best with excitement! (Sorry we had to!) Make races, competitions, and see who can bust the most bubbles. Everyone will want to get in on the fun! fun activity for the end of winter

Science Fun: Make Your Own CSI Kit

Make Your Own CSI KitScience is one of the most interesting and incredibly fun things in life. When you kids interact with science they interact with the real world. They are learning in constructive and hands-on ways. That is why we love to find fun ways to include science here in our blog. Kids love to learn, but they love it more when it is fun.

This week we want you to try something incredibly cool. This CSI Kit will enable your little science lover to actually be able to take fingerprints like at crime scenes. There is nothing cooler than being able to see something no one else can, and when that can help solve a mystery or a crime it makes the act of finding something much more important and meaningful. Sure your little guy may not be solving high-crime mysteries yet, but maybe this fun little activity will interest them to learn more and maybe find them an incredibly cool career in the future.

What You Will Need:

A plastic container to hold all of the items
Tweezers
Cotton swabs
Rubber Gloves
Ruler
Small paint brush
Small baggie of cocoa or hot chocolate to use as fingerprint powder
Evidence markers made of numbered square pieces of paper
Magnifying glass

What You Will Do:

1. Use a plastic container with a lid as the crime scene case to hold everything.
2. Have your child label her kit using a black marker. Be sure to use her police badge number!
3. Collect the various crime scene tools as listed above and put them into the case. As your child goes around investigating make sure he remembers to restock her supplies when he’s done! That way he’s always prepared.
4. Have your child put on the rubber gloves and begin an investigation! Use the magnifying glass and tweezers to find tiny fibers in the carpet. Place a small amount of juice in the kitchen sink so he can “swab” the juice using the q-tips. Try a bit of cocoa on the paintbrush and try to dust for fingerprints on a clear drinking glass. The possibilities are endless.

Thanks to education.com for the incredible idea.

Make Your Own Lego Candy Dispenser: Valentine’s Day Love for Your Boy

Candy and Valentine’s Day are sort of synonymous, well at least they are at our house. We love to share a little treat with our sweeties on Valentine’s Day. After all, love is love. And we love our kiddos more than anything so why not make them feel special on Valentine’s Day too. We usually just do a little something small. For example a samll candy bar, or a little bag of gummy worms, or a small toy or book. It is sometimes easier to do something special for the girls because let’s face it the stores cater to them on Valentine’s Day. This year we felt like doing something a little extra special for our boys. So we got searching, and guess what we found? Our friends at Frugal Fun 4 Boys had a pretty spectacular idea. Lego Candy Dispenser.

Our friend Sarah, and fellow mommy, over at a Frugal Fun 4 Boys created this pretty amazing looking candy dispenser out of the greatest thing on Earth. Legos!!! I have not met a boy yet that did not think legos were the coolest thing on the face of the Earth. I also have not met a boy that doesn’t love candy. So why not pair them together. It seems like the perfect no-brainer.

You will need legos to do this project, so make sure they are clean and ready to go. You will need an assortment of Legos so be sure to read all of Sarah’s tutorial before starting so you know what blocks you will need. Sarah has you covered for learning how to use it as well with a great little YouTube video at the end of her tutorial. She suggests small candy pieces like skittles, m & m’s and such but you could also do Reese’s pieces or other pieces candy. Small candy hearts might even work since it is Valentine’s Day.Lego Candy Dispenser

 

We hope you and your boys enjoy this incredibly cool craft. Happy Valentine’s Day!