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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

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Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

For a few glorious months out of the year, the sun visits Vancouver, and being a rare visitor, we welcome it whole-heartedly! We don't get to see much of the sun on our lush, rainy west coast, so when it does stop by, us Vancouverites make a point of taking full advantage. My son and I love to spend time outdoors come summer, which means I am always looking for new outdoor activities to try together. To that end, I've put together a list of sixteen fun outdoor summer activities for you (and me!) to try with your little one this...

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Rock Powder Paint

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Rock Powder Paint

A few weeks back, my son, my husband and I went to the beach to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend some time as a family. My son was busying himself picking up little rocks, when my husband remembered a neat activity he used to do with rocks as a kid. He showed us and we were delighted! Which started us on a beach hunt for little coloured rocks... What can you do with little coloured rocks? Why, make paint of course! This activity kept us busy for a good hour or two running around the beach uncovering new stones, and...

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Rock Painting for Kids

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Rock Painting for Kids

A little imagination and a few simple supplies are all your child needs to create magical characters out of stones. Start by going for a walk with your little one and picking out some smooth stones. Next, clean them with some water and set them somewhere warm to dry. Now, you have your foundation for creating animals, people, or even toys! Gather some paint, glue, and clay and you are ready to get started. In terms of paint, you are best served by either acrylic or tempera paints for these stick well to rocks and will be the most hardy options...

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Father's Day Activities and DIY Projects for Kids

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Father's Day Activities and DIY Projects for Kids

In contrast to Mother's Day, Father's Day seems to fall on the same day in most countries. June 17, the world over, we will celebrate our dads! If you recall, a few weeks back, we talked about Mother's Day Activities, and these activities can easily be adapted for Father's Day as well. Additionally, we've put together a list of our favourite Father's Day crafts and activities to engage in with your little ones this year! Father's Day Craft Ideas Dad You Rock Card  Go for a stroll in the garden or the park and get your kid to pick out their favourite...

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Shadow Art Activities for Kids

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Shadow Art Activities for Kids

The sun is shinning more and more often as we get deeper into spring, and its rays of golden light inspire many creative ideas for activities to partake in with our little ones. Whether you are playing inside or outside, let your imaginations join you in the fun! I've had my eye on this particular activity for quite some time now, and I'm excited to be sharing it with you now. I've gathered my favourite "Shadow Art" ideas from around the web—a neat technique that makes use of actual shadows to create art! I just love the idea of introducing art...

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