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Fourth of July In St. Louis

Fourth of July In St. Louis

Fourth of July is almost here, but the weather is looking not so good for Fireworks in St. Louis! Yikes!! What will we do??

Fireworks St. LouisWe usually head out to my parent’s house for the Fourth of July. Fireworks are legal in their county, and there’s nothing better than some BBQ followed by a DIY fireworks show! 

If you don’t have the options of shooting your own fireworks, you’ll want to go to a show hosted by a local town. If the weather holds out, we’ll have plenty of options! My friends over at Kid’s Out and About St. Louis have put together an awesome list of parades, festivals and fireworks shows this weekend! Check out their list if you’re not sure where to go yet. 

St. Louis 4th of July

 

If you want to make a fun Fourth of July craft, you can make a Popsicle Flag or one of these awesome crafts I’ve been collecting on Pinterest! I’m really liking the Pop Rockets made by Playdough to Plato! We will be making some of these for sure!fourth of july pop rockets

Happy Fourth of July everyone!!

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STEM Play: Rainbows in Milk

STEM Play: Rainbows in Milk

Have you seen the kid science experiment where you put food coloring in milk, then add dish soap to make “rainbows”? I had to show this to Mitch! He was pretty amazed. I’ve got a vague notion that dish soap breaks up grease, that’s why we use soap on our dishes after all. But what…Continue Reading

Kid Art: Popsicle Flag Craft

Kid Art: Popsicle Flag Craft

I’ve want to share this cute little popsicle flag that Ryan did years ago, and still hangs on my bulletin board today. There are several ways to go about this craft, so you can customize it according to the age and artsy ability of your kids. Since I didn’t take pictures when Ryan made the first…Continue Reading

10 Messy Fun Ways to Play Outside

10 Messy Fun Ways to Play Outside

Summer fun and dirt really go hand in hand around here. And why not? Getting messy is SO. MUCH. FUN!  Mitch recently made a boat for his Cub Pack raingutter regatta, and he really, really wanted to keep playing with it. I suggested he use it as a bath toy, but oh no, that wasn’t good…Continue Reading