8/24/14

Dig For Dinosaur Eggs {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


My last tip for using your sand & water table.  Making your own dinosaur eggs is easy, they just take a few days to dry, so plan accordingly.  Check out my full post at the Jacksonville Moms Blog of the recipe. 


8/22/14

Fill It With Bubble Solution {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


We love big bubbles and we cannot lie.  Fill your water table with bubble solution to beat the summer blues.  Check out other ideas over at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/20/14

Use Shaving Cream to Hide Small Toys {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


Shaving cream is fun for kids of all ages.  Read the other fun things to do with your water table in the post I did for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/18/14

Practice Writing Names and Letters {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


Sand is a great medium for little hands to practice writing.  Read some more ideas for your water table over at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/16/14

Use It as A Cooler For Drinks at Your Next Party {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


This is my favorite use of the water table.  Because they have a plug at the bottom to drain water, they make great coolers for drinks.  Check out some other fun ideas for your water table at Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/14/14

Fill It with Snacks & Drinks at Your Next Garage Sale {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


Having a garage sale soon?  Set the kids up with some snacks in the water table.  Read more ideas for your Sand & Water table at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.



8/12/14

Create a Sensory Tub Using Something Squishy {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


We love squishy stuff around here, why not fill your water table with squishy?  Read more ideas for your water table at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/10/14

Use It to Corral Playdoh {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


Hate playdoh inside the house?  Use your water table and send it outside.  Read more fun ideas at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.

8/8/14

Fill It With Beans {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Water Table}


Fill your table with beans!  Read more fun things to do with your Sand & Water Table over on the Jacksonville Moms Blog.



8/6/14

Conduct Sink or Float Experiments {10 Fun Things to Do with Your Sand & Water Table}


Just one of the 10 fun things for you to do with your Sand & Water Table.  You can see all of them over at the Jacksonville Moms Blog.


8/4/14

Why You Need A Water Table {as seen on the Jacksonville Moms Blog}


Another post I did for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  Hop on over and see all 10 fun ways to use your Sand & Water Table.

8/2/14

Playdoh Sea Urchin {Beach Crafts}


Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.



Playdoh Sea Urchin
While my 7 year old wasn’t very interested in the cutesy crab and jellyfish, he was very interested in making a sea urchin.  I highly recommend you use washable markers for this project because it gets all over the kids’ hands.

Supplies: Playdoh, Toothpicks, Markers

Directions: Start by using your marker to color the toothpicks.  Roll your playdoh in a big ball and add your sea urchin spines.  We allowed ours to dry for a few days until it was hard.  This would also be fun to do with clay.


7/31/14

Paper Plate Crab {Beach Crafts for Kids}


Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.



Paper Plate Crab
My 4 year old absolutely loved this craft.  Her favorite part was cutting out the crab claws all by herself.  My 7 year old wasn’t interested in making his own crab, but he did take it upon himself to tell us some crab facts while we were working.  He pointed out that not all crabs are red and we might want to make a blue or white crab.

Supplies: Paper Plate, Paint, Glue, Scissors, Construction Paper, Google Eyes

Directions: Start by painting the back of your paper plate.  While your paint dries, cut out crab legs and claws from your construction paper.   I just drew freehand some claws and small legs and let my daughter do the cutting.  Glue on your crab legs and google eyes and let everything dry.

7/29/14

Paper Bowl Jellyfish {Beach Crafts for Kids}


Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.



Paper Bowl Jellyfish
This cute jellyfish is exactly they type you do want your kids to play with.  My daughter chose to make her jellyfish purple with matching tentacles.

Supplies: Paper Bowl, Ribbon, Scissors, Paint, Google Eyes


Directions: Start by painting your jellyfish.  While it’s drying cut your ribbon tentacles.  I let my daughter measure each strand a full arms length and then cut it for her.  We cut a total of 10 pieces of ribbon.   Tie all your ribbon together with 1 knot.  Poke a hole in the top of your jellyfish and thread your tentacles through so that just a small amount sticks through and the rest hang down the bottom.  Glue on some google eyes and allow them to dry.

7/27/14

Chopstick Shell Sorting {Beach Crafts for Kids}


Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.


I had originally planned on doing this activity with my 4 year old, but my son, who is 7, was intrigued and wanted to join her.  This is a great activity to teach kids about sorting and classification, and it is also a great way for little hands work on their fine motor skills.

Supplies: Bucket of Shells, Kid Chopsticks

Directions: I began by talking with my daughter about different ways we can sort items, big & little, round & square, dark & light.  I asked her to look at all the shells and think about how she could separate them.  That’s when she declared she wanted to sort them into two piles, pink and not pink.  And that’s when my son stepped in.

They decided to sort them by type of shell.  They even started trying to pass shells to one another using the chopsticks in an assembly line style to sort them.  The best part about this activity was when they were all done we could put the shells back in the bucket and sort them using a different criteria (maybe pink, and not pink this time).