Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Jumping Game

In a pinch for a fun activity for your kid? Go grab your blankets. It's time for the jumping game!

This one is super simple but fun for kids. Spread several folded blankets into a circle or giant square. I prefer bright, different colored blankets.

Game 1
Tell your child they are going to jump to the blanket you call out. "pink!" "blue!" "Snowflakes!"

Game 2
Join your child with some music and play musical jumping blankets.

Game 3
Count the blankets as you jump from one to the next in a circle. Count as high as the child can go and help them learn more numbers.

Game 4
Do any versions of letters, numbers, colors in a different language.

Game 5
If the blankets you are using were given or made for your child by someone, shout out the person's name who gave the child the blanket.

I'm sure there are other ideas I haven't come up with yet. But this is super simple, fun, and easy to get out and put back up. Just be aware, you will probably be asked to participate!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nasty Bathtub

Recently I was visiting _____ (name has been blanked to protect me from harm) and discovered a nightmare in their bathroom... their bathtub was brown. I mean, I can make a mess but seriously, a brown bathtub?? So I fixed it for them.

C's solution for nasty nasty tub-

Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Put a large quantity of the paste onto a rag and SCRUB! Normal soap scum will come up like butter, harder soap scum might take a small amount of elbow grease. I have found when stains get that bad, 409 won't help you, bleach is no good, and small scrubber on the back of a sponge, please you'll gum it up in 10 seconds.

Scrub tub, rinse with water, or clean out your rag and wipe the tub back down real quick.

And when you get done, not only will your tub be clean and sanitized, BUT IT WILL SHINE!