Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer means... Lemonade Stands

Lemonade Stand - Summertime Fun
A lemonade stand is the perfect activity to fill a hot summer afternoon, and earn a few dollars for a treat. I've seen some pretty entrepreneurial stands these days-- selling not only lemonade, but cookies, brownies, and even a hand full of used toys. Below are some links to sites on the web to get your lemonade stand open for business.

Lemonade Stand Printables
Free Lemonade Stand Printables from AndersRuff
Lemonade Stand Printables and Ideas from MyGrafico
Lemonade Stand Printables from the Crafting Chicks
Lemonade Stand Printables from Funkytime
Citrus Splash Digital Scrapbook Papers

Best Lemonade Recipes Ever
Old Fashioned Lemonade
Pink Lemonade
Raspberry Lemonade

Throw a Lemonade Party
Free Printable Citrus Splash Invitation
Pink Lemonade Party on Pinterest
Lemonade Party on Pinterest

Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer means... Pool Games

Handstands in the Pool
My sister and I spent hours (and hours) playing in the pool in the summer. Endless games of "olympic gymnast", Marco Polo, under water tea parties, sharks and minnows and more. Below is a list of pool games for hours of fun. There's also a $1 blow up raft that can also be hours of entertainment. So, head in to the pool and have fun!

Olympic Gymnast - Perfect for an Olympic year... have kids make up "gymnastic" floor routines that they must do. Have one person watch the other as they perform and grade them. Make sure to include handstands, back bends, flips, cart wheels and more. (The best part is it is so much easier in the water!)

Underwater Tea Parties - I had a coach growing up who loved to throw under water tea parties. It was great practice for holding your breath, and also very fun to sit on the bottom of the pool (in the shallow end) and talk! One by one he'd let us know what we had to bring to the party and we'd go under water and put it on the "table."  Once the table was set, the food in place, we'd head back under and munch away!

Here are more pool game ideas for hours of fun:
Marco Polo, Sharks and Minnows, Crazy Relays and More
Pool Games on Swimmingpool.com
Klutz book on Swimming Pool Games

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer means... Road Trips!

On the Road!
There's nothing like a good old fashioned road trip in the summer time! Just hop in your car and head out on that long ribbon of highway and have an adventure! Here are some fun road trip games and songs perfect for your journey.

Road Trip Games
Classic Road Trip Games from Family Fun
10 Road Trip Games
5 Games for the Road
Road Trip Games for the iPad and iPhone

Songs for the Road
Drive by Train
Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts
Road Trip Playlist
50 Best Songs Roadtrip Playlist
Essential Road Trip Songs
Best Road Trip Songs

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Free Printable Letter to the Troops

Free Printable Patriotic Letter to the Troops - Thank You Letter
from B.Nute productions
As we gear up for the 4th of July; clean off our BBQ's, deck our homes in red, white and blue and prep for family fun, it's often hard to remember all the troops abroad or not at home during this time. In the spirit of patriotism, I've created a free printable letter to the troops. The perfect activity to have kids do on a long summer day, to say thank you for the troops hard work, dedication and bravery!

Just print out a few, set up a small area with pencils, crayons and pens, and let the kids write a few words of thank you and what it means to them to be American. Use the back to draw a picture if they'd like.

I did a little research online and found some sites to submit the letters to, so they can get to the troops. Here are just a few:
A Million Thanks - Send a Letter (www.amillionthanks.org)
How to Write a Letter to the Troops (on Yahoo with detailed links)
List of organizations to send Letters and Messages (on www.ourmilitary.mil)

Have a wonderful 4th of July and let freedom ring!

Free Printable Patriotic Thank You Letter - Letter to the Troops from B.Nute productions

Instructions for Printing your Letter to the Troops
1. Select link above and print out. (Sheet is 8x10, and fits perfectly on a 8.5x11 page)
2. Fill out!
3. Use one of the links above or your own source to send the letter to the troops.

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