Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Kids Activities: Camp Mom Week 9

Summer Break is coming to a rapid end! It's hard to believe that we only have one more week of Camp Mom ahead of us. We've been having so much fun with all of these kids activities and I'm really going to miss having all of my kids at home. 


This week was full of some really fun DIY kids activities! We made and enjoyed some delicious Party Pudding Pops. I found a really cute thumbprint dandelion printable and it ended up being a simple afternoon activity. We made stress balls and bouncy balls. We spent an afternoon at the pool with friends, celebrating Lily's birthday.  It was a great week!

Here's a recap of all the kids activities for Camp Mom Week 9:


Kids Activities - How To Rock Camp Mom


DIY Stress Balls - Camp Mom Day 41 


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Lexie couldn't wait to do make DIY Stress Balls! It ended up being a very simple and easy activity and the kids decided to make a few extras.

Supplies:
  • Balloons
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Funnel
 Directions:
  1. Place the end of a large funnel inside the opening of a balloon. 
  2. Fill the funnel with flour and either shake the funnel or use a straw to push the flour inside the balloon. Fill it with as much flour as it will hold.
  3. Add 1-2 TBSP of water and tie the balloon.
  4. Knead to disperse the water. 
    *Using less water will make it feel more like flour while more water will give it a slime-like texture.
     
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    Party Pudding Pops - Camp Mom Day 42


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    My kids love popsicles! I'm fairly certain it's one of their most favorite things about Summer. We decided to make some pudding pops for our treat this week!

    Supplies:
    • Vanilla Pudding Mix
    • Milk
    • Sprinkles
    • Bowl and Whisk 
    • Popsicle Mold
     Directions:
    1. Prepare pudding according to the directions.
    2. Mix in the sprinkles.
    3. Pour into the molds.
    4. Freeze for 4 hours.
    5. Run warm water on the bottom of the mold when it's time to eat the pudding pops and they will slide out easily!
    Two other winning combinations? Chocolate pudding with white chocolate chips and banana pudding with chocolate chips!

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    Homemade Bouncy Balls - Camp Mom Day 43


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    This idea was so easy and so much fun! It's very similar to the slime recipe I make, but has an added ingredient: GLUE!

    Supplies:
    • 1 tbsp Borax
    • 1/2 cup warm water
    • 2 tbsp white or clear school glue (they both have different finishes)
    • 1 tbsp cornstarch
    • Food coloring 
    • A fork and bowls
    Directions:
    1. Mix Borax and warm water in a bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix the glue, cornstarch and 2-3 drops of food coloring.
    3. Pour the glue solution into the Borax mixture.
    4. The glue solution will begin to harden immediately. Scoop the glue solution out quickly with a fork then begin to knead. If it's too sticky, dip it quickly in the Borax solution again. The substance will begin to harden as you roll it into a ball. 
    5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each color.
    *Make 1 batch for each color you would like to make. Each batch will yield 3 small balls.

    The balls don't bounce very high, but they do bounce! You can store the balls in a plastic storage bag and reshape them when it's time to play.


    Thumbprint Dandelions - Camp Mom Day 44


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    I found a really cute thumbprint dandelion printable while browsing Pinterest one day. Just search for thumbprint dandelion on Pinterest and it will show up. I knew it would be an easy craft that my girls would love!

    Print out the dandelion, grab some washable paint, give each kid an ice cube tray with a different color in each section and let them go crazy! It turns out to be a really cute keepsake!

    Thumbprint Dandelion Craft


    Pool Day - Camp Mom Day 45


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    We spent the afternoon at the pool with our friends on Lily's 5th Birthday! It was a great way to celebrate Lily's birthday and definitely the ultimate Summer activity. We all had so much fun!

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    North Boundary Water Park
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    It was such a fun week!

    You might also like the kids activities included in these posts:


    Camp Mom Week One
    Camp Mom Week Two
    Camp Mom Week Three
    Camp Mom Week Four 
    Camp Mom Week Five 
    Camp Mom Week Six 
    Camp Mom Week Seven 
    Camp Mom Week Eight

    We have a week of beach-themed activities planned for next week leading up to our trip to the beach! Here's what we'll be doing:

    • Sand Dough
    • Sand Slime
    • Under-the-Sea Graham Crackers
    • Aqua Sand
    • Ocean Craft

    What was your favorite kids activity this Summer?


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    16 comments:

    1. I would have made extra stress balls too. SO fun! You always have a the best ideas. I wanna come to Camp Mom next year. :)

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    2. These activities look so fun. Mine went back to school yesterday.

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    3. I think we all want to come to camp mom ^. We are supposed to make bouncy balls for our Chemistry class at some point. I am pretty excited about that!

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    4. What fun activities!! I will definitely try some with my kiddos, thanks!

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    5. I love the pudding pops idea - pinned that sucker to "recipes to try"! Also the bouncy balls and stress balls!

      What a fun theme you've had going on over here all summer! I love it. Hope you are doing well, Stefanie! <3

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    6. Those pudding pops what a great idea! I think I need to do that with the kids before summer ends...now to go find that mold that I have...think I have? Do I even have one, hehe :) What a fun summer you are creating for your kids!

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    7. This is SO fun!!! I bet your kids will remember camp Mom forever! You are doing such a fabulous job!

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    8. I'm stealing these ideas this week!!! Noelle is going nuts because her giant pregnant mom is no fun

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    9. I want to make those pudding pops and bouncy balls now!!

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    10. That stress ball is fabulous! I need one in my house. haha!

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    11. Homemade bouncy balls?! How fun! This will be a perfect nap time activity for Liam & I!

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    12. Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing them! My two older girls love filling up water guns with paint and spraying canvases. They decorated their bathroom walls with the canvas art after!

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    13. Pudding pops sound so good!! I definitely need to make these with our babies!

      I'm going to be so sad when this series is over... I just love seeing all of your ideas!

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    14. You're beyond precious and have the best ideas!!!!

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    15. Regular physical activity is good for kids. It provides a healthy growth and development to our child. Dubai Nurseries provide all these type of activities which helps in increasing the physical and mental health of your child.

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