We’re loving summer here at One Small Child! One of the best summer treats is getting to spend oodles of time with the littles. Today we’re sharing some creative Jello and pudding summer treats to make with the kids via Pinterest. They’re easy for little hands to create and even more fun to enjoy!
Top: Underwater Jello Treats at BombshellBling.com | Bottom Left: Sky and Clouds Jello Treat at BigOven.com | Bottom Right: Sand Cups at rebeccamealey.hubpages.com
It’s always fun to try something new around the holidays. With a million kids Easter activities to choose from, we’re shooting for three new ones this year.
I love the idea of growing our own Easter grass. I know my kids would enjoy watering it every day and watching it grow. …And wouldn’t it be fun to decorate with? Here’s a great tutorial from How Does She?.
These cascarones look like so much fun! I know I’d be in for a mess, but the kids would have a blast making and breaking them. Mom.me has a great picture tutorial on how to make these.
I really enjoy doing fun service activities as a family. I think it’s important to incorporate service into our family time. Especially around holidays. I love the idea of ‘egg’ing someone for Easter! I’ve seen several variations of this: scatter treat-filled eggs in their yard and leave the sign on their door; leave a basket of candy-filled eggs; or my favorite-put together a simple plate of home-made Easter treats and do the ring and run. This activity offers extra family time since we’ll make the treats together. Family Ever After has a cute “You’ve Been Egged” free printable.
Recently we took our 4 kids, (9 yrs, 4 yrs, 18 months, and 3 months), on a trip to visit family. The trip included 6 hours on a plane, including a 2 hour layover in between flights. I was desperate to find activities for my 18 month old. I went to the wonderful world of Pinterest to search for genius ideas on how to fly with toddlers, as well as asking advice from friends and family.
First- this was one of our FAVORITES! Super simple and inexpensive. I purchased fun buttons and a sandwich container. I cut a hole large enough for the buttons and kept the buttons in a bag in the container to pull out when we were ready to play. He loved placing the buttons in the hole and this activity saved us from a few melt downs.
I found this activity at a local book store. It came with many different color shoe laces and a few different boards to thread. While my 18 month old didn’t quite enjoy this like I thought, my four-year old loved it.
This was the best one yet! My friend had this in her church bag and when I saw it I knew I needed it as well. This was super simple and an ingenious idea.
Take a spice jar with the larger holes on top, and cut pipe cleaners to fit the length of the jar.
My 18 month old loved this. He would pull out all the pipe cleaners and put them in one by one.
Last but not least, this snack kit that I found on Pinterest was awesome. Even the flight attendants stopped to look at them and commented that they wanted some for themselves on long flights.
I packed a few sweet snacks but tried to keep it healthier by packing crackers, jerky, nuts, and granola bars. You want more high protein snacks to help have fewer melt-downs.
Since our trip I have used these ideas at church and it has helped tremendously to keep my little ones quiet and entertained.