Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids

I’m bored!!  How many times have you heard that already this summer? These outdoor summer activities for kids will help to keep boredom at bay. Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids There are days that my boys have an attention span of a fly and seem to get bored really easily and other days where they will play really nicely in their rooms or build LEGO creations for hours.  I went looking for some ideas for Outdoor Summer Activities for kids that will help on those days where they need some new ideas and here’s what I found. […]

4th of July Waffles

These 4th of July Waffles were a hit! These were originally shared as a part of our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series.  I love making fun holiday-inspired breakfasts and this was worth a re-share.  They are SO good! 4th of July Waffles These 4th of July Waffles are so easy to make and would go perfectly with our Fruit Rockets (which your kids will love!)   I’ve said this before but my boys tend to eat more fruit if it is presented to them in a fun way, and this is pretty fun! How to make 4th of July Waffles: […]

Nature Explorer Kit – Camping Activity

We love going hiking and being outside with our boys.  These Nature Explorer Kits will make nature really come alive for them. Nature Explorer Kits Every Summer my entire family plans a family get-away and this year I am in charge of the planning, food and activities.  We typically find a place where we can spend a good deal of time outside in nature and I found a really fun hike that we are planning on doing with the kids. We have quite a few smaller kids in our extended family and I was trying to come up with an idea that would make our hikes more entertaining for them and to help them really get involved with nature.  I came up with the idea of putting together some Nature Explorer Kits that would make it fun for the kids to explore the plants, bugs and animals we might come in contact with. […]

Minecraft Target Practice

This Minecraft Target Practice from Dolen Diaries is such a great idea!  I think most boys love Minecraft and water guns so this is the perfect combination. Minecraft Target Practice This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing ideas for having fun in the water.  It’s the hottest part of the summer so water fun is definitely a priority.  Shelly from Dolen Diaries created these fun Minecraft creeper targets and I love her thinking.  Instead of her boys shooting each other in the face with squirt guns or NERF gun, they can now team up against the bad guys.  She gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these fun targets. […]

Make a Toy Paddle Boat

Do your boys love boats?  Today Liska from Adventure in a Box is sharing How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat.  And this boat is seriously adorable!  In fact, I would pay good money for that. 🙂 How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat This is what Liska said about her Paddle Boat project: “Before having a son, I could not imagine that one day I would be requesting a drill and an angle grinder for my birthday gifts. But as soon as my son was born, I wanted to make toys for him, and wood seemed like the most durable and safe material. This summer I wanted to make a wooden toy boat for my son, and Kara’s series Summer Survival for Moms of Boys encouraged me to start working on this project. You can read about what came of it here: How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat. […]

Ultimate DIY Splash Pad

This Ultimate DIY Splash Pad is the perfect way for your kids to stay cool as the summer rolls on.  It’s made with really inexpensive materials that can be purchased at any hardware store and your kids will be entertained for hours! DIY Splash Pad This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing all sorts of fun water play ideas to keep your kids cool during the hottest part of the summer.  My handy husband and boys put together this fun DIY Splash Pad that kept my boys entertained all morning on Saturday.  All you need is a few items from the hardware store to create a splash pad that will make you the envy of the neighborhood kids. […]

Nature Shake Painting

I love all of the ideas that have been given this week for getting our kids outside and enjoying the great outdoors. Today’s Summer Survival for Moms of Boys comes from Erin with Bambini Travel.  Erin is sharing these fun Nature Shake Paintings that are down with items found in nature. Nature Shake Painting These Nature Shake Paintings are easy to make and each painting will be unique.  It would be fun to see what creative ideas the kids come up with to include in the making of their paintings.  […]

Soda Pop Bottle Launcher

This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing all sorts of fun ideas for getting our boys busy outside.  I love this Soda Pop Bottle Launcher from Jill of Mom it Forward. Soda Pop Bottle Launcher Attention Pinners: If you love this idea as much as I do, please click through to the original post before pinning or repin from our Pinterest Board below. Thank you! Jill Greenlaw, Sales Manager for Mom It Forward, an online community and media agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of woman and their families, is sharing this fun Soda Pop Bottle Launcher.  This fun idea is a great way to beat the summer blues.  […]

Treasure Keepers – Display Kid’s Treasures

This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing fun ideas for Outside play.  Today Vanessa from Tried and True is sharing these fun Natural Playground Treasure Keepers. Treasure Keeper If your boys are anything like mine then they have large collections of things they have found outside.  We have boxes of rocks, sticks, shells, pine cones, etc that they have brought home with them from various places across the country. I love Natural Playground Treasure Keeper for storing all of their treasures. […]

Geocaching with Kids at Home and On the Go

Today’s Summer Survival for Moms of Boys post comes from Sara with Clever Pink Pirate.   Sara is sharing ideas for Geocaching with Kids at Home and On the Go. Geocaching with Kids Geocaching with Kids is one of those things I know my boys would love but I have never taken the time to figure out how exactly it all works.   It’s like a modern-day treasure hunt so what boy wouldn’t love that. […]

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