Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Perfect Day Planner: Springtime

There's no more time for winter gloom
Buds are opening and flowers bloom
Cherry popcycles on your tongue 
Means that spring has finally sprung





 Snacks:
Ants on a Log & Popsicles
Ants on a Log is a classic camping treat than can be enjoyed at anytime!  Simply cut a stick of celery in half, spread on some peanut butter and sprinkle on a few raisins.  This is a great way to get children to eat a nutritious and energy-filled treat.  
Little kids love making popsicles.  Let them choose which juice they'd like to use and then simply fill some popsicle molds and pop them in the freezer.  This is a great treat that even really young children can help with!  

Activities:
Bubble Fun
Children love running around in the spring sunshine blowing and popping bubbles.  Kids will spend hours chasing after them and trying to catch them on their hands.  Try making them yourself to save money and add to the fun!

How to make bubbles:

1 cup water
2 tablespoons glycerin (you can buy a small bottle of this at any local box store)
4 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid

Mix these together for an eye-popping bubble mix.

If you have small children around, substitute dishwashing liquid for baby shampoo for a gentle mixture that won't irritate their eyes.

Wire hangers and pipe cleaners make great bubble wands. 


Craft Idea:

Celebrate Spring when you stick sparkling jewels on these colourful butterfly decals.  SparkleUps Butterflies can be stuck anywhere and peeled off with no residue.  

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