Posts Tagged ‘Kids’


(Cooking) ABC Pancakes

Being a fun parent is all about seeking out ways to turn day-to-day activities into small adventures. ABC Pancakes is a perfect example. Next Saturday morning, put this fun twist on your flapjacks.

Mix up your pancake batter as normal. Pour the batter into a gallon-sized ziploc bag and clip off one of the bottom corners, about 1/2- 1 inch wide. Gently squeeze the batter onto a lightly greased skillet into the shape of your choice and continue to follow your pancake recipe’s cooking instructions.

Get creative! You can make letters, numbers, animals, or other shapes of our choice. The kids love to make requests!

ABC Pancakes


(Classic Play) Singing in the Rain

A rainy day can often mean restless kids and unspent energy. The next time the gray skies feel like they are closing in on you, embrace them and turn the day into a classic childhood adventure.  Open up a folding chair for yourself in the garage and let the kids run barefoot in the rain and splash in the puddles.  Even encourage them to keep their normal clothes on – let them run carefree and worry about the cleanup later. It is good for their little hearts to have times of play where they can be messy.

If the day is a little too cool or there is lightening present, still take the children out into the garage or onto the covered porch with you.  Sit on chairs or on the back of the car and just watch the rain fall and let the kids play in the covered area.  The beat of the rain and the roll of thunder are completely different experiences when you are outside. The extra sounds will provide stimulation for the kids and the fresh air will renew your spirit.