Thursday, July 22, 2010

Things to Do with the Kids Thursday! Flower Power

Looking for something to do with the kids as the week winds down? I came across an article in the May 2010 issue of Parenting magazine that may help you out :)

Flower Power: 7 ways to let the good times grow (and grow and grow)

Stick 'em up-Paint a bunch of Popsicle sticks green with your child, then glue them to colorful paper muffin liners to make flowers. Glue them to heavy paper and have him draw in grass, sun, and clouds.

Forget birthstones-Look up your child's birth-month flower on What does your child have in common with her special bloom? If she was born in April, is she friendly and open like a daisy?

Be sunny. Sunflowers are great for little ones to plant because the seeds are big and easy to manipulate--and the results are so dramatic. Plus, they pop up fast! Visit for more tips.

Strike a (flower) pose-Sit on the floor and bring the soles of your feet together. Grab your ankles, then lean back gently and lift your feet so that you're balancing on your bum. See who can hold it the longest!

Plant the bucket-Dig out a cheap plastic bucket for your child to decorate. Fill it with about two inches of packing peanuts for drainage and top with potting mix. Help your child transplant a few small annuals.

Spread the joy-Flowers make people happy. Let him pick some from your yard or at the store, then decide who will get them. Have your kid do the giving so he can experience the satisfaction of cheering someone up.

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