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18 June - Smush Painting...

Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. This week's newsletter contains lots of mess-free, easy activities that you can do with your kids, with minimal supplies needed. We have mess-free smush painting, playing with figurines, dancing popcorn and more.

The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.

Art activity - Mess free smush painting

I like this mess free smush painting activity because it is (1) mess free and (2) different from activities we have tried before.

It is also suited for children of all ages. You just need to supervise them when playing with the bag.

Quiet time activity - Q-tip and figurine play

This one is simple: Take q-tips (cotton buds) and figurines and see what your kids can come up with.

You can also help them build a maze with q-tips and let them help their figurines figure their way out.

Indoor activity - Figurine/animal lineup

I like activities where you can play with what you have, without having to buy extra stuff. This animal lineup is great because it is so simple.

You just need some tape, and some animal figurines to do this activity.

Then, just let your kids line up their favorite figurines on tape...simple.

Sensory activity - Easy 2 ingredient cloud dough

You can make the softest playdough (or cloud dough) with cornstarch and hair conditioner.

It's a great sensory activity that also hones fine motor skills.

Educational activity - Dancing popcorn

Here's a fun science experiment to do with your kids - another variation of the baking soda and vinegar reaction.

Just add some popcorn kernels and see how it reacts (hint: it dances).

Supplies needed

  • Mess free smush painting: Washable paint and zip lock bags
  • Q-tip and figurine play: Q-tips and figurines
  • Figurine/animal lineup: Tape and figurines
  • Easy 2 ingredient cloud dough: Cornstarch and conditioner
  • Dancing popcorn: Popcorn, baking soda, vinegar

Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.

Talk to you next week.



P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.

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