Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Activity of the Week

The other day, an older mother mentioned to me that she vividly remembers how hard it was when her kids were all little.  She said she understood how "one day could be like a thousand years" (2 Peter 3:8b).  Raising these blessings from the Lord is a wonderful privilege but the days are SUPER long!  In the summer, you feel every bit of it since the sun rises around 5:30am and doesn't set until 9:00pm!  So, how do I entertain 4 little ones with no TV and limiting their video watching to 1 hr a day?  I decided to try to introduce a new activity a week.  Some activities will be more elaborate than others and sometimes I'll just share a simple idea...all for the sake of helping the day not feel so much like 1,000 yrs!J

Summer Activity #1

Sandbox on Wheels
I really like that it can be covered & stored in the garage away from rain & rodents.

*60 qt. container with wheels from Target - $12.59
*1 bag of sand from Menards - $1.50
*Hours of constant play with toys that we already had - PRICELESS!