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Questival Sneak Peek!!!

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Fun Activities

Okay so far this weekend has been crazy, fun, and hilarious!!! The Questival has definitely been amazing!

Here is a little sneak peek of what we have been up to. A full post  will be up soon. Promise!

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Goop Fun

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Fun Activities

As you may know I nanny for a wonderful family that has three little kids. The little girl is two and a half and the twin boys are about fifteen months. Add Emma to the mix and it is quiet a houseful. We love to have fun though and some of my favorite things to do with the kids is experiment with art projects. Our latest adventure involved a lot of goop fun. The best part about it was that it was mess free. And when you are trying to take care of four children under the age of three, you can't ask for anything more. Here is what we did. (sorry about the low quality pictures. I was taking them super quick with my I Phone)

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To make the Goop fun you will need:
  • 1 cup cornstartch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Ziploc bags (I used 1 quart size bag and 3 sandwich bags for my kids but you can use gallon size bag if you like.)
  • tape (duct tape, painters tape, any kind of tape to completely seal the bag)
First mix the cornstarch, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring until the mixture begins to thicken . Take off the heat and keep stirring until it feels and looks like pudding. Then let it cool for about 1/2 hour. Divide the goop into at least two bowls and add food coloring. (I did yellow and red because they are my favorite colors and together they make orange which is my other favorite color :)) Divide the first goop color in the bags, then add the second goop color. Seal the bag shut and secure with lots of tape. Now it is play time!

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My kids loved squishing and watching the colors mix together. My little two year old was so amazed at how the red and yellow goop turned into orange goop. Once the colors were combined the kids had a blast making imprints of shapes in the goop. We used their toys, like a tea cup and blocks, to make shapes through the bags. This seriously kept them entertained for a long time. Even the twins loved it and they normally like to keep moving so much that they have a hard time keeping with one activity. You know you have a winner if they are entertained for a good chunk of time.

Yellow Bath time

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Fun Activities

What is Yellow bath time you may ask?

Why its the time I put all things yellow in with Emma as she takes a bath. Best part about it, I let Emma paint herself and everything else in the tub yellow.  She absolutely loved it. And I loved it because it was super Fun and Easy to clean up. I know she is a bit young to learn and remember her colors. But I figure, what the heck, start her off young. I think tomorrow we might just have a pink bath time.

Bath time Paint

Baby Powder Baby Soap Water Food Coloring

Basically its 3 parts baby powder to 1 part baby soap. If the consistency is not liquidy enough for you, just add water until its perfect. Then choose a color from your food coloring stash. Squirt a few drops in and ta da. Baby Friendly paint. This kept Emma entertain for quiet some time. And to clean all you have to do it rinse it all off. Like I said clean up is easy peasy.

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Spring equals Easter Fun

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Easter Fun Activities

I am so excited that Spring is here. I love the nice fresh weather where I can spend my days outside exploring with Emma. One thing that I am looking forward to is Emma's first Easter. I just love coming up with different ideas to celebrate the Holiday. While I can't do everything that I dream about doing until she gets a little older, I thought I would share with you come fun Easter Ideas that you can do with your family. So for the next couple of weeks join me as we discover some fun ways to celebrate Easter with loved ones. First on my list is a must for Easter... Decorating Eggs of course!

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How fun is it to dye Easter eggs with all sorts of designs and colors. There are two ways that I love to decorate eggs the most. Here is what you will need...
  • eggs
  • rubber band
  • crayons
  • color dye
First the rubber band eggs
  • Take your eggs ad wrap your rubber band on it. You can shift the band to make some cool designs.
  • Next dip the egg in the dye
  • Take the egg out and  pull the rubber band off and wala a crazy egg
Now for my favorite: The Crayon Egg
  • Pick a crayon to use and write/ draw anything you want to on the egg.
  • Next dip the egg in the dye
  • Pull the egg out and done.
I love putting little messages on the eggs this way. It is so fun to do his with kids and see what the come up with. My family made me this special egg a couple of years ago to say that they miss me. They are pretty silly.

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I can't wait until I can dye eggs with Emma! What are some of your favorite Easter Traditions?      

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