It was the perfect day. First swimming and paddle boating at a friend’s pond. Buying goldfish at Meijer. Making homemade aquariums out of Ball Jars. Eating pizza and watching a movie. The kids fell asleep that night with smiles on their faces. I was going to win The Mother of Summer Award.
Then morning came.
The kids awoke ready to care for their new pet goldfish. But something was strange. The little fishies weren’t swimming like they had last night. Instead they all were floating, sideways, at the top of each jar.
Merciful heavens. I had no idea that fish needed air bubbles blown into the jars in order to breath the oxygen in the water. Maybe should have done some research before the project began.
Parents, Grandparents, Babysitters, etc: Summer Break is Around the Corner. Kids will be looking to you to help fill their days. So before boredom hits, here’s ELEVEN creative activities/ ideas to combat a pout fest.
#1 Dress a Cat Up Like a Woman
#2 Take a Flower Smelling Tour
#3 Glue Googly Eyes on Pictures of Bugs, Then Cut Them out as Paper Dolls
# 4 Create Prehistoric Scenes Surrounding a Pet
# 5 Make Potato People
#6 Catch and Play with Frogs
# 7 Make a Starship Out of a Box
#8 Visit a Farm and Pet Animals
There are several farms that you can visit for free in Michigan. A couple we like the best are: Orchard Hill Farm and Critter Barn.
#9 Make an Animal Home out of a Shoe Box
#10 Develop a Runway Show With Your Own Clothing Line