Last weekend I decided to put on my supermom cape and attempt a couple fun fall-themed activities with the kids. And it was actually a success! The kids were happy and didn’t fight and we all had fun! I can hardly believe it myself. We did an autumn tree craft and decorated some monster rice krispies treats.
I had the boys help me make the rice krispie treats the day before, they both looove helping with anything in the kitchen. I had to muster up all my patience though as they tossed the marshmallows into the pot One. At. A. Time. *deep breaths*
One year for Halloween, I went out dressed as an ‘animal princess’. I took all my stuffed animals and safety pinned them to my best dress. I think I was about 10 years old and needless to say it was an extremely last minute attempt at a costume. My siblings still tease me about that one! I’m going to hazard a guess that I’m by no means the only kid to ever have had need of some last minute Halloween costume ideas!
There are loads of reasons why costumes need to be procured at the last moment. Maybe the original costume busted a seam the night before, or like younger me no thought was put into choosing a costume until it was time to head out the door!
Store-bought costumes, in my opinion, are cheaply made and very costly. I’m certainly not going to drop $50 on an outfit that will only last one night. Plus I want to help my kids develop their creativity and imagination! My boys want to be a police car and an ambulance this year. So we’re going to have some fun figuring out how to construct vehicle costumes!
But should that fail, I’ve compiled a list of 34 back up ideas.
When we’re stuck indoors on a rainy weekend we are always trying to find activities to entertain the kids using things we already have at home. But usually we end up on our computers for 30 minutes trying to find ideas! So I thought I’d do a round up post of easy science experiments for kids that only require household ingredients.
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Easy Science Experiments for Kids
These experiments are best suited for 3-6 year olds I think. But honestly I really like them, so maybe they’re for all ages! I’ve included any of the ingredients that you may or may not have on hand so you can easily pick an experiment that you can do right away!