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Bugs Are Fun: Playdough Bug Fossils

We love playdough at our house. We do a lot of playdough activities that keep the little ones busy, especially in the summer when we hear over and over how bored they are. Playdough is an easy activity to keep in the house that will entertain for quite a while. All you need to do is keep fun items on hand that make it feel like a brand new toy every time you play with it.

Our kids love fossils and science. We have a dinosaur kit to use with our legos, but dinosaurs are not the only fossils in this world. Bugs, leaves, plants, and other animals create fantastic playdough fossils as well. Bugs are easy to create playdough fossils with, simply check out his fun activity tutorial from Plain Vanilla Mom. Be sure to check out more of Plain Vanilla Mom’s ideas when you are there, just in case you need more activities to bust the boredom this summer.

You can create many different activities with playdough when you have the right tools and a little imagination. You can even make this a fossil expedition and have the kids look for the fossils in the yard. The possibilities are endless when it comes to learning. Check out this fun and educational fossil link for more information for you and your kids. Thank you Jurassic Coast Trust for the incredible info!

100 days of School: Shirt Ideas

Have your kids reached the milestone of 100 days of school? Our school is celebrating this week with spirit week, each day of the week the kids get to do something special. One day they will all wear a shirt they have created and designed with 100 different “things” to celebrate the 100th day of school. I remember that some of the kids get very extravagant with their designs from my days of teaching. Now that I am the mom helping to create I feel both excited and daunted. I love the idea and the creativity it nurtures, but we have a busy schedule during the week and we aren’t always able to be so extra. That is why I did a little research to find some ideas that will help us look extra, without being overly extra.

Rainbow Shirt: This adorable idea from Delicate Construction is very fancy and colorful. It is great if you can sew, or if you have fabric glue. All you need is some colorful buttons. While the design from Delicate Construction features fancy lettering you can always go simple with fabric paint or paint pens.

Bugged Out: This fun idea is very simple. You can use a little fabric glue and glue all of your plastic bugs right on the shirt. Or you can purchase bug stickers and stick them all over the shirt. Once again you can use simple fabric paint or paint pens to do the writing.

Minecraft: This fun Minecraft themed shirt is simple building blocks, much like the game it is inspired by. Simply cut small squares of felt fabric and use fabric glue to secure them. Creep level: Expert.

New Jammies: Cold Weather Pajamas

Colder weather is on its way. Here not he west coast we are already experiencing colder nights. The nights have been cold enough I even had to break out the cold weather pajamas. But, we have grown too much over the summer and we need some new ones. So of course I knew where to go. The Boy’s Store. Yes we carry pajamas. We aren’t just everyday clothes you know. We love to stock all sorts of stylish and fun things for boys, that includes pajamas and underwear and socks. New Jammies is a fantastic brand that specializes in fun and comfortable pajamas for boys. They have incredibly fun and unique styles that will wow your boys and send them off to dreamland in style. Boys Snuggly Pajamas by New Jammies: These monster truck jammies will speed your boys in to dreamland with the power to make them the first to fall asleep. these monster truck jammies ¬†are made of the softest jersey knit fabric making them easy to wear and easy to wash. Boys Snuggly Pajamas by New Jammies: kids can’t sleep? Don’t BUG OUT! These bug jammies will soothe them to sleep with their soft jersey knit fabric. they will be soft and warm like a bug in a rug. Boys Snuggly Ranching Cowboys Pajamas by New Jammies: Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the kids sleep all through the night! Or at least they will with the softest and rowdiest jammies in town. This western themed jammies will lull even the roughest cowboy right in to sleepy town.