EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
The Little Book of KNOTS
Keep COOL in the
Water is a natural way
to make summer days pleasant. This is the time to swim, stand
under a hose, play in the sprinklers, sit under a water
mister, have water balloon battles, water pistol splashes or
just stick your feet in some cool water in the shade.
No time for a
With schedules as busy as they are, the old fashioned
family picnic is in danger of disappearing. Who has time to
fry chicken like my mother used to do? Once in a while,
on a day that is a wee bit less chaotic, it's nice to
pick up some fast food and eat in the the back yard or take it
to a park. If can can swing by the grocery store before the
drive through window, you could even pick up a watermelon and
maybe a bag of marshmallows! That's practically an instant
picnic! It's also a change of pace that's good for you
and the rest of the family. Now just sit for a minute. Breathe
in. Breathe out. Ahhhhhh. Now wasn't that great?
For Gifts for DAD for FATHERS DAY click
Father's Day Gift that gives dad, grandpa, or other family guy
a hug from everyone, purchase a plain t-shirt and have
everyone in the family make handprints on it. We made ours
with everyone's hands "thumbs up" so it looked like
arms were wrapped around grandpa, giving him a hug. Use paints
designed for use on fabric. Wash the t-shirt before painting.
Use a variety of colors or just choose his favorites. Place a
piece of plastic-wrap covered cardboard between the front and
the back of the shirt so paint doesn't "bleed
through". Squirt some of the paint onto a flat dish and
roll it out thin with a roller or just spread it around with
your fingers so that it will cover a surface large enough for
the hand being printed. Press each paint covered hand
onto the t-shirt. Press hard to leave a good print.
in the works:
There will be books
about Americana celebrations that apply to the Fourth of July,
Memorial Day etc. as well as other summer fun ideas. These are
still on the drawing board and won't be surfacing too quickly.
Meanwhile, here are some summer ideas on this page for your
Kas Winters' book
has over 5,000 simple ideas like these.
Take a look.
The Ultimate Collection of
Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy
by Kas Winters
Over 5,000 ideas for tots through teens
and worth its weight in