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