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25 June - Using Natural Resources...

Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week we play with a lot of natural resources, bubbles and other simple supplies. Here are our activities for the week.

The family: Fred is a headstrong 3.5 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1.5 year old baby girl.

Art activity: Make your own natural "paint brushes"

Did you know that you can make your own paint brushes with different types of sticks, twigs and plant bristles?

Go walk around your neighborhood and see what you can find.

Quiet time activity - Cardboard threading

This cardboard threading activity is a great reason to keep toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls. Or you can just buy cardboard rolls for this activity.

Just take some string, and your kids can thread away...while you have a quiet moment. If you don't have paper rolls, big pasta pieces can also work.

Indoor activity - playdough maze

This playdough maze activity is another fun way to play with playdough.

Older kids can create their own maze, while younger kids can do so with your help. They then blow the ball through the playdough maze.

Supplies needed:

Playdough, pin pong ball, straws

Outdoor activity - name nature art

My kids love collecting leaves and twigs and making art with it.

You can do this nature art activity indoors or outdoors, and you only need paper, glue, a marker and some natural objects.

Tip: Write your kids names on the piece of paper of board, and then let them search for leaves, twigs and flowers. Older kids can do the glue-ing themselves.

Supplies needed:

School glue, paper, marker, natural objects

Sensory activity - Blowing bubbles

Kids of all ages can enjoy this bubble blowing sensory activity.

You just need some bubble solution (or dish soap and water) and straws. Let your kids blow bubbles, pop the bubbles, and smear the solution to make shapes. Lots of fun with only a few supplies needed.

Supplies needed :

Bubble solution or dish soap, straws

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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