Monday, June 25, 2012

Busy Kids Week! Day 1 - Splash Pad

Welcome to

This week Michelle & I will be sharing some of the activities we do with our kiddos to keep them busy. But not JUST busy!! We like to keep them learning too! I'm a strong believer in learning through play, so we are always looking for opportunities for our children to learn through the world around us. Some of our activities are all fun, some are edible, some are educational...and ALL of them will be for their busy little bodies!

I am being a total cheater for our 1st post...
This is a flashback post, but it's one of my absolute favorites so I really wanted to share it again!!!
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It’s summer. It’s been hot, most days, and my kids are getting BORED.
Sound familiar to anyone else?
Well, when my friend Karen posted something similar to this on Facebook, she told me “Necessity is the mother of invention.” How true, how true! And behold, the homemade splash pad was born!
AKA – The Hillbilly Slip-N-Side!

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Here’s how I made ours:

$2 Plastic Paint Tarp
Liquid baby soap
I had a couple of those cheap plastic paint tarps laying around, still unopened. And on a day when my kids were going NUTS from boredom, I whipped one of those $2 tarps out, put on our swim suites & we headed out the door. I laid the tarp in the grass, hooked up the trusty spinning Elmo sprinkler, squirted baby soap all over the tarp & said, “Let the fun begin!!”
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The laughs could be heard for miles!! 
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*As with any water play, use caution when playing in the splash pad with children. There’s a lot of slippery slipping & sliding & splashing going on. Join in the fun, adults! And play with care!

Happy playing,


  1. This is such a great idea!! I can't wait to try this with my kids.

  2. This looks like so much fun. I just started following you too! :-)

  3. This is still seriously amazing! I have to do this soon with mine. HAVE TO!

  4. We just did this last month too- my kids loved it!


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