Monday, June 22, 2009

Tuesday's Tips for Summer Survival - Buried Treasure

Life In The Car Pool Lane

Tuesday's Tips for Summer Survival (TTSS) is a weekly carnival to help mamas survive the long summer days. The goal is to share kid-friendly tips so we can end up on the other side of this summer with what little sanity we had when we started.
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Buried Treasure:

This a fun but quiet outside activity. All you need is a sandbox, either in your backyard or at a local park, and some shiny confetti. (I get mine from the 99cent store or the party store.)
Preferably while your kiddos aren't looking, sprinkle some of the confetti on the sand and shuffle your feet to gently bury it.

Innocently mention to your kids that you've seen some sparkling stuff in the sand and offer them a shovel or sifter. My kids also ask for a baggie, bucket or cup to put their found treasures in.

Hope everyone is having a fun and sane summer with their kiddos!

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Here's how you can participate in TTSS (and please do):
Grab the code for my button (over there on the left) and write your own post about a kid-friendly idea that might help a mama keep her sanity this summer. (Feel free to include the obligatory cute kid photo!)

Then come back here and add your link to the widget built by my wonderful and geeky talented husband. (Pays to be married to a geek!) Simply add your new (or even an old) post's link to the form below.

Then, most importantly, visit the other blogs that have linked and leave comments, hopefully encouraging them to give us more good ideas next week.

12 comments:

  1. That is so cute! I love that idea! How did you think you wouldn't survive the summer...your ideas have been great!

    Cute pictures...I love the smile they must get when they find the treasure!

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  2. that is SUCh a great idea! Thanks! My kids will love that! Usually when we're at the park, they collect old beer bottle/water bottle tops and call it treasure...this totally beats that!

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  3. Where do you get all these brilliant ideas!!

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  4. I like that! It will resurrect the sandbox for sure. I linked up! Love ya!

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  5. Good idea! That should keep them busy for awhile!!

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  6. What a great idea! We need to get a sand box I think. I've been catching up from a long weekend. Great posts you've had! Great pictures from 52 weeks! And great I Am post, very clever and true. Glad to catch up here. Have a great day!

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  7. My nephew would LOVE this! Right now his sand box/pool is being the pool but I will keep it in mind.

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  8. Normally, I am not a big sand box fan. Even after bathtime, I still find sand in odd places. But this just might make it worth the sand mess :)

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  9. What a fun idea. Easy and cheap too. I am all over this one.

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  10. Fantastic idea. I will definately try this one.

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  11. We just got rid of our sand box because the sand ended up in the pool all the time. But I love that idea. I will have to keep it in mind for when we visit my parents in a couple of weeks.

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  12. I would join in if I didn't have to take a pic of myself..:) Can I just post Tasha?

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