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Dinosaur Habitats: DIY Dinosaur Gardens

My kids are obsessed with dinosaurs. I thought it would be a neat idea for them to create their own fun little dinosaur world. They have so many little toy dinosaurs and are constantly telling me what each dinosaur eats and where they live, I thought it was time they showed me. I have seen so many of those little fairy gardens that I thought why not a dinosaur garden? The idea is pretty simple, and leaves the creativity up to the kids. So why not?

You and your kids can get as many items as you would like. You could build your dinosaur garden in a planter, an old tire, a large apothecary bowl or jar, or even right in your own backyard. All you need is some ideas and whatever type of plants you want.

Small Dinosaur Gardens Dinosaur gardens

What you will need:

  • plants (ivy, ferns, flowers, bushes, moss, the ideas are endless!)
  • rocks (gravel, stones, sand)
  • Dirt
  • container
  • dinosaurs

What You Will Do:

There really is no way to tell you exactly what to do. Let your kids imagine the world they believe dinosaurs lived in. Check out some of the habitats different types of dinosaurs lived in for some understanding and ideas. Or feel free to design your own little dino world!

Outdoor Summer Fun: Squirt Gun Painting

Squirt Gun Painting Fun

If you are anything like me you have become quickly disillusioned by summer break. The sounds of children complaining they are bored has become too much. It is time to send them back outside to do something else. Anything else, as long as they are outside!

This fun artistic endeavor will not only keep them busy, hopefully wear them out, it will also be one of the more exciting things they get to do outside. Squirt Gun Painting. Now don’t worry we are sure you can make sure to buy water soluble paint in case the painters get a little over zealous, but we do suggest wearing clothes you don’t care much about when you let them do this.

Fireflies and Mudpies writer and creator Melissa is the one to credit for this gem of a summer project. A writer, photographer, and educator, she knows how to get artistic and make it fun. And this is certainly fun. Art is such an important part of the world, and the world of education. It can also be incredibly fun. Especially when you do it with squirt guns and boys who have been cooped up in the house.

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We suggest heading over to Fireflies and Mudpies and learning all about how this fun project was created and the great tips on how to make it safe, fun, and easier to clean up. We just know it will be a hit!

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!