Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Recipe for a Happy Summer Afternoon

I totally stole this idea. Margaret of Minnesota Mom posted about it several years ago. She totally stole the idea from someone else. You totally have permission to steal it from me. And the cycle goes on...

The ingredients are simple and I bet you already have them around your house.

- Dish soap
- Water
- A shallow pan (or two or more, depending on the number of rug-rats in your household)
- Straws
- Someone with a lot of air to expel

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(I'm guessing that you can devise the what to do with the ingredients from seeing the above picture.)

This activity easily entertained children of both genders ranging from the age of 2 to 10 for an hour or two (though not continously).

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After Clara got a real life lesson on the necessity of blowing through the straw rather than sucking, she wasn't too keen on trying to create the bubbles herself. Luckily her older siblings were generally happy to oblige, as was her mother.


And a fun, bickering-free afternoon was enjoyed by all.


Jill said...

I just might have to try this...
Thanks for the idea!

Christine said...

definitely doing this today!

bobbi @ revolution of love said...

I love the photos of your boys and your sweet girls! I checked out "Damsel in Distress" and it sounds like a fun read. Since it was free on Kindle I downloaded it. Thx for the idea. And a HUGE thx for the blog plug. Your kind words brought a tear to my eye. ;-) Right back at ya!