how to entertain kids

First off…we are guest posting over on Make and Takes today.

My refreshingly clear post today is on:

HowDoesShe get her kids to drink more water?how to entertain kids

Hop on over and find out how to increase the water and smoosh the sugar drinks! (and why my little guy has bed head)

But before you run off we wanted to show Marie off a tad.  She is the one who created the blog Make and Takes.   Marie and I are BFF’s …well she doesn’t know that.  You know when you’ve been following someone’s blog for so long you feel like you know them?  Well that is why it’s a one sided BFF thing:)  Over the last couple months Marie has been wonderful in answering a few of our  blogging questions.  We started this whirlwind of blogging about 7 months ago and have learned a lot…a little too much.  To think we didn’t even know how to post 8 months ago!

Anyway…I found 6 great ideas on Marie’s blog that answers the question:

How Does She…entertain kids?

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My daughters saw this post and are already making plans on what they are going to do this weekend.

They will be busy by the looks of their list!

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how to entertain kidsAnimal Umbrella

An umbrella turned into a jelly fish!  I don’t think I will see my daughters inside all day with this.  I found umbrellas at the dollar store so they don’t have to use the nice one!

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The rock museum is open today

How to hold a rock show!  Love it and wait until you see what’s in the ‘musem’!

how to entertain kids

Tracing the letters in Your Name

how to entertain kids

15 minute distraction…would be wonderful so I could get dinner ready!

6 ideas on how to entertain your kids

Mother’s Day Pipe Cleaner Flower Boutique

6 ideas on how to entertain your kids

Sunflower Stitched Card Pattern She has a free download on her site.  Perfect for Gma on mother’s day!  There is still time to make it!

Thanks Marie for letting us feature you!

6 ideas on how to entertain your kids

    1. May 6th, 2010 at 8:26 am
      Philip says:
      Great feature and a lot of fun ideas. We have done a few of these such as tracing names and random object shows (There is usually at least one rock). I love the jelly fish umbrella and will have to try that out with my son. He would love it!!
      .-= Philip´s last blog ..Are We Still Newlyweds? =-.
    2. May 6th, 2010 at 7:14 pm
      meghan says:
      Cute! Cute! Cute ideas!!! Love the flower pot idea.
      .-= meghan´s last blog ..Here's your real NJ Housewives! =-.
    3. May 6th, 2010 at 7:28 pm
      Jessa says:
      Some seriously cute ideas. Love the jelly fish!
      .-= Jessa´s last blog ..Mother's Day (easy) Cake =-.
    4. May 6th, 2010 at 8:28 pm
      Alice says:
      Love your blog. You always have something great as a project for those of us that don't have a project of our own to do. Thanks bunches.
    5. May 6th, 2010 at 10:46 pm
      Amie says:
      you know when I click the animal umbrella link it takes me back to your rolled paper flower plantable post? I think maybe it's not supposed to do that but I am just guessing here.... I just wanted to see what the materials are that she put on the umbrella.
      • May 7th, 2010 at 6:15 am
        Alison says:
        I've got it fixed...thanks for letting me know!
    6. May 7th, 2010 at 7:09 pm
      Pegg says:
      Love the trace your name idea! I used it this morning in my Preschool Art Class with the 5 year olds. They absolutely loved it! I had to keep cutting more paper for them to keep doing each other's names. I'm keeping that one in my repertoire for the future!
      .-= Pegg´s last blog ..B notes 4 pack red yellow flowers light blue =-.
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