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This summer we've spent lots of time outside playing. In fact, most of our play dates and trips have been outdoors! That means the kiddo stays on allergy meds to control his seasonal allergies, as per his pediatrician. So far he has felt great and has had lots of fun! As part of the Claritin Mom Crew I got the chance to get together with some moms and their kids to have a fun outdoor play date and to share some coupons, giveaways and ideas about our kids, and their allergies!
Summer has been busy! We have had multiple play dates with different kids and moms, all lots of fun and all outdoors. Here are some of the fun activities we did on our most recent outdoor play date!
DIY Sponge Water Bombs!
These were super simple to make and loads of fun. We will be using these all summer long! Supplies needed are very inexpensive: new kitchen sponges (I found them cheapest at Giant,) plastic zip ties, and scissors.
I cut each sponge into four equal strips, then assembled several different colors (about 8 strips) into a stack, then wrapped a plastic zip tie arround the middle and cinched it to tighten. Then I "fluffed" the strips a bit to make more symetrical pom poms. I filled a baby pool with water, although a big bucket would work great too, and let the kids go at it with them. Lots of fun!
DIY Backyard Roadway!
About two years ago my son and I built a backyard roadway out of regular red bricks. I measured the area I was going to dedicate to this roadway and bought enough bricks to fill the space, plus a few extra. I had larger flat pathway bricks already, which we used to create a parking lot. We used yellow and white paint to make street lines. (My son wanted to paint the lines, so they are not exactly as I imagined it, but it's his roadway!) I filled in the space around the bricks with rubber mulch. This play space continues to be a favorite place for the kids when they visit our yard. It's located in a shady spot, so even on a hot day it's nice place to play. They use all kinds of cars to race here and my son loves to park his cars in the lot!
These are just two of the many fun ideas we had for our play dates with friends! We've also set out our teepee, filled the kiddie pool, and used our noodle water blasters! The kids had lots of fun!