“Summer Afternoon…the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James.
Do you remember summer as a child? What did you play? Where did you go?
What do you want to get out of summer? How about for your child?
Afraid of the summer…LULL?
W E L L …
Check in for summer ideas to pull out of the moment, when you NEED to change the course of a day…
(Here are three critical factors for success with kids:)
1. You gotta sell it! (Sometimes to yourself)
2. And the Biggy is the element of surprise! (SHHHHHHH!)
Here are a few recipes for starters:
1. Monster Bubbles:
6 cups water
2 cups Joy dishwashing soap
3/4 c. light corn syrup
Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket and set for 4-6 hours. Use a string threaded through 2 straws and that can be your bubble maker. Hangers and hands work too.
2. Shaving Cream Paint:
Mix tempera paint or food coloring with squirts of shaving cream on a cookie sheet. Is it raining? Put the kids bathing suits on and let them play with this in the tub.
3. Make your own Real doggy Biscuits: Not for humans!
1/4 c. soy flour
1 T natural yeast
2 T wheat germ
2 T instant dry milk
2 T. water
Knead the dough for 3 minutes. Cut with cookie cutters and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Then turn and bake on the other side for 25 minutes. Wrap as a special treat for a furry friend. Give to your own pup as a special treat.
REMEMBER HAVE FUN WITH IT!
ALL SUMMER LONG