Ice Chalk

One of my favourite things to do in the summer is make coloured ice in the evening, and in the morning its ready to go. Its one of the first things we do in the morning, get up, kids eat breakfast and then outside to play with ice cubes. Why do we do this? Because it ensures I get to drink a hot coffee while the kids are distracted and having fun.

You can make simple coloured ice cubes with just water and food colouring.

You can fill up a container with water, food colouring (optional) and place little toys into it before freezing (also optional) (also make sure the toys are safe to put in water and freeze!). This adds another level of discovery to play time.

And now, lets talk Ice Chalk.

Its super easy and fun.

– Half Cornstarch
– Half Water (or maybe a little bit more water depending on the consistency you want)
– Food Colouring
Optional: Glitter, small toys.

And freeze.

You can use normal ice cube trays, or fun shapes. We use both.

And have fun!

~ Michelle

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Spring Bucket List

It is finally starting to feel like Spring, which has finally gotten me excited about Spring and doing Spring things.

So here is our Family Spring Bucket List

Spring Bucket List

Spring Bucket List

1. Plant some flowers or vegetables.

2. Blow bubbles.

3. Dance in the rain. Complete with a sappy kiss in the rain with my husband. Because kisses in the rain are the best.

4. Fly a kite.

5. Bike ride.

6. Nature walk.

7. Feed the birds, and maybe some cute little chipmunks.

8. Have a bonfire. Complete with marshmallows!

9. Have a picnic, the whole sappy picture, blanket in the grass, cloud watching and all of that.

10. Spring Clean. (Oh the things you get excited about when you become a parent! Clean, de-clutter, re-organize, so much fun!)

Do you ever make Bucket Lists? Do you have any plans for the Spring? How will you enjoy the warmer weather?

~Michelle