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Summer is a great time to encourage your child to do chores and learn some valuable lessons on the importance of money.

 

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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

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Playdough to Plato shares an Exploding Pop Rocket science experiment.

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Check out these wooden roads for cars and trucks from Buggy and Buddy.  Perfect for playing with cars outside!

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Check out these printable preschool worksheets from JDaniel4′s Mom.

Have an idea or activity to share???  Just link up below!

Next week I’ll be sharing my favorites from the ones you submit!

*By linking up, you are granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your blog.


 

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PURELL 30-Day Challenge

*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing this information from PURELL (in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network).  

 

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Germs are a major concern with a new baby in the house.  We have always encouraged hand-washing with our children, but as of late I have come to rely heavily on hand sanitizer.  Our boys have a tendency to consider “washing their hands” as rinsing with a spray of water for 2 seconds (or less).  Because I can’t be there every time they wash their hands as I am tending to the needs of a new baby, PURELL has literally become one of my best friends.

We have a large bottle of PURELL in the kitchen, entryway, and beside Baby Girl’s changing table.  I also have a small bottle in my purse and in the diaper bag.  RSV and Influenza were both pretty bad in our area this past winter/spring when Baby Girl was brand new.  I felt so much safer armed with PURELL.

 

Why Not Just Wash Your Hands?

Obviously, this is still the best way to stop the spread of germs.  However, sometimes soap and water isn’t readily available.  And as I mentioned above, sometimes kids can be lazy hand-washers and we can’t always be by their side to ensure they are effectively washing.  This is when a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (like PURELL) is most effective.  I have also been known to use a baby wipe and a squirt of hand sanitizer to clean off tabletops when we are out to eat!

 

More Reasons to Trust PURELL

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other leading health organizations, proper hand hygiene is one of the most important preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of illness and infection.
  • Scientific outcome studies provide evidence that hand hygiene, including the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer like PURELL, reduces our risk of getting sick.
  • A recent study conducted by the makers of PURELL demonstrated that the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can significantly reduce the transfer of a virus to the hands, and prevent germ transfer via commonly touched surfaces in the household.

 

 

PURELL 30-Day Challenge

To gear up for heading back to school, PURELL has created a 30-Day Challenge with 30 days of prizes!  Beginning Monday, July 14, a challenge for each day will be shared.  Some of these will be fun (decorating a PURELL bottle and sharing a picture) and some will be silly (sharing a video using PURELL at a summer barbecue).  You can download the list and reference it throughout the month.

The prizes for the challenge will include:  PURELL Products throughout the month, 8 $100 Visa Gift Card Weekly Winners, and 30 Grand Prize Healthy Family Prize Packs.

 

Here’s how to enter:  

Visit PURELL’s Facebook page on Monday, July 14th (or visit Purell.com/30daychallenge).  Download the list of challenges and check in with your progress!

You will receive:

  • 1 entry for signing up for the challenge
  • 1 entry for friends who enter the challenge (limit 10 entries)
  • 1 entry for each day that you visit the Purell Facebook page or 30 Day Challenge page
  • 5 entries for videos, 2 entries for photos, and 1 entry per story read.

 

 

Be sure to visit the Purell Advanced 30 Day Challenge website, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest to get started!

 

 

*Once again, this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PURELL (in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network).  I was compensated for sharing this post.

Homemade Afterbite (anti-itch salve for mosquito bites)

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  I do not always remember to put mosquito repellent on the boys every time they step outside, so we inevitably have some mosquito bites around here.  After Bite has been a lifesaver this summer.  Unfortunately, however, I left ours at the lake on our recent trip and didn’t want to make a special trip to the store.  So we made our own homemade afterbite (based on the ingredients listed)! Much to my surprise, this stuff really does work!  It has been used and approved by everyone in the household as a remedy for helping to ease the irritating itch of a pesky mosquito bite.  :)   Here’s what you’ll need:  baking soda, tea tree oil, and water.   IMG 9150 300x450 Homemade Afterbite (anti itch salve for mosquito bites) IMG 9157 500x333 Homemade Afterbite (anti itch salve for mosquito bites)

 1.  Mix baking soda and water until it is the preferred consistency.  I used 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water.

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2.  Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the mixture (I used 1/8 teaspoon and it is a little bit too strong).  Store in a closed container.

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 3.  Rub a little bit of the salve onto your child’s mosquito bites to help relieve the itch!

   

 And there you have it!  Be sure to check out our homemade mosquito spray as well!  

      
 

Why the Human Body Needs Both Muscles and Bones

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This simple demonstration answers the question of why the human body needs both muscles and bones.   This is a great introduction for young children to the various systems in our bodies and how they work together.  This activity was inspired by Bill Nye the Science Guy’s video on Bones and Muscles (which we checked out from our library).

 

Our boys were especially excited about this experiment because it involved eating two of their favorite things:  pancakes and cookies.  :)

 

Here’s what you’ll need for this demonstration:  a pancake and a gingerbread man (or overcooked sugar cookie).  

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 The pancake illustrates what our muscles are like…bendable but can’t hold anything up.  The cookie demonstrates what our bones are like:  strong but stiff.

 

 


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Our bones are strong and hold our bodies up (just like the cookie is able to stand upright without falling to the ground).

 

 

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But out muscles are bendable and allow us to move.

 

 

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 When you try to move bones (without muscles), they can’t move much without snapping in half.

 

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Oops.

 

 

What other ways have you found to explain to children why we need both muscles and bones?

*  Also, be sure to check out more hands-on activities about the human body!  *

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Check out these alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers.
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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

 

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Is your family going camping this summer?  From ABCs to ACTs shares 10 Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes.

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Check out this edible stamp art from View from the Fridge.

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What Do We Do All Day shares the Balloon Yo-Yo (inspired by 101 Kids Activities).

 

Have an idea or activity to share???  Just link up below!

Next week I’ll be sharing my favorites from the ones you submit! *By linking up, you are granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your blog.


 

 

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