Archives for the month of: July, 2019

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Space Shuttle Bed

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon. … As he set took his first step, Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Every night your future astronaut can travel to dreamland in this super cool Space Shuttle Bed. It takes a full or double size mattress so there is no problem taking your child from home to Houston for their next space trip.

Moon Pie

At our house, we use this day as an excuse to feast on some chocolatey good Moon Pies.

Yummy DIY Moon Piea

For any of you who are so inclined, you can DIY them in your own kitchen.

David Guas from Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will show you how he does it with his recipe and pictures.

To the moon and back my friends!

 

Help your kiddos stay cool. Here is a super way on how to beat the heat!

Beat the heat this summer with this clever kids car wash for keeping the kiddos cool and trikes clean. Just hold the hot wax, please! Some very lucky kids at Child’s Garden Preschool in Covedale, Ohio had the pleasure of partaking in this seriously awesome kids car wash. You can make one too with instructions from Family Fun’s how to with PVC pipe, pool noodles, and sponges.

Do you know any adults who can ride a trike?

It just might be worth giving it a try!

Will your family be watching fireworks from afar or creating your own mini-pyrotechnic displays in your backyard with legal fireworks?

Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported nearly 10,000 injuries and 11 deaths related to fireworks. Nearly 50 percent of those injured each year are kids under age 15.

Some easy tips to keep your July 4th celebrations fun and safe Kidshealth.org :

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a professional display. Some people light sparklers at home or even set off their own fireworks, but this is dangerous. Some of the people hurt each year aren’t the ones setting off the fireworks, but people who are nearby

It’s best to stay away from areas where nonprofessionals are setting off fireworks. Fireworks can cause serious eye injuries, including blindness if the eye tissue gets damaged or torn. Other common injuries from fireworks include burns to the hands and face, which can leave scars. Someone could even lose one or more fingers if fireworks go off the wrong way. Fireworks can also start fires, which can hurt even more people.

If you know someone who plans to set off fireworks at home, here are some safety tips to share:

  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Never use fireworks indoors.
  • Be prepared to put out a fire by having a hose or water nearby.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.
  • Stay away from a firework that has not gone off and never try to relight it.

Sparklers may seem less dangerous than fireworks, but they get extremely hot — as hot as 1,800° Fahrenheit (982° Celsius). Sparklers can light clothes on fire and can cause kids to get badly burned. That would take the fun out of a great holiday!

The Blast Pad pictured above is a safe way to send a rocket into the air minus the red glare of course. You can now launch missiles high into the sky from the Blast Pad by simply stomping onto the launch pad. Your jump forces air through the launch tube and sends a missile flying. The flex launch tube of the Blast Pad extends almost 3 feet, points safely away from children, and only launches in the vertical position. Start blasting away with this one-of-a-kind Blast Pad. It’s safe for indoor play (properly adjusted), but blasts excitingly enough for outdoor satisfaction. It’s indestructible. The telescoping launch tubes allow this system to be carried like a briefcase, the rockets even pop into little rocket-holding brackets! Built-in vents allow “maximum stomp” without “maximum launch power” for indoor launching. It’s just the best stomp powered rocket kit ever made.

Rocket Dogs are an EZ cook together with kids. Wrap some up, give them a try.

Instructions
  1. Simply wrap up the hot dogs in prepared breadstick dough (like Pillsbury brand) and insert a skewer, letting it protrude at the top.
  2. Bake the dogs according to the dough package’s instructions. Add a triangle of cheese for a topper, tie on a tail made from ribbon or aluminum foil, and squirt on stripes of ketchup and mustard.
  3. This hot Recipe for Fun is from Family Fun.

And they did just that: Room to Inspire inspired our red licorice presentation. More for the red, white and blue.4th