Summer Time! Keeping the Kiddies Busy!

| July 14, 2014 | 13 Comments

Summer days are fun, but they can be long if the kids are bored! Keeping them busy with fun activities outside is a sure way to have happy kids and happy parents 🙂 This summer, I’ve already done “The Dig” twice already. It’s a great activity to keep the kids busy or bring it out for a play date!




Here’s What You Need:
– Bucket (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
– Water
– Food colouring
– Plastic toys/animals (also at the Dollar Store)

Here’s What You Do:

1. Fill the bucket halfway with water, add a few drops of blue food colouring and give it a good stir.

2. Drop in a few dinos, animals and other plastic toys. Let that freeze for the day. You want to do it in stages, otherwise all the toys will sink to the bottom of the bucket and your dig won’t last long!

3. Fill up the rest of the bucket with water and added more toys.

Let it freeze overnight and VOILA… a great afternoon of digging!

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Happy Summer!

Keep it Beautiful.



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Category: Crafts, Family, Ottawa, Spring/Summer Crafts

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Together with my hubby, we're working on renovating our 1920's house that we purchased in 2010 in a downtown neighbourhood in Ottawa, ON. The house was in need of mega love, complete with variations of bad wallpaper and peeling vinyl flooring. However, we were up to the challenge. I am the Mommy to a 5 year old, a 2 year old and baby girl who keep me on my toes. My hubby is armed with the tools and is the magic in building my crazy design ideas. In come the realities of renovating, budget, time and kids are things that many of us have to work with. I write about creating beautiful spaces that are everyday friendly, with easy DIYs which then leave room for splurges and I hope to inspire you to do the same.

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh my, this looks like so much fun (and would definitely keep the kids busy for a WHILE haha).

  2. KD says:

    That sounds like a fun idea for slightly older kids! I`ll need to keep it in mind as my toddler gets older. 🙂

  3. Suzie M says:

    What a great idea
    So simple but fun

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    What a great idea. Encouraging future archeologists.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Fantastic, wonderful way to keep those little hands busy but don’t they get very cold?

  6. kathy downey says:

    What a great idea,I am going to get this ready and do it the next hot day ! thanks

  7. kathy downey says:

    We done this will the kids and they had so much fun

  8. Veronica S. says:

    My sons will love doing this in the summer!

  9. kathy downey says:

    When the weather warm enough here we will do this one again

  10. amanda says:

    love this hahahah

  11. kathy downey says:

    lots of treasures there

  12. Arlene Mcc says:

    i sign up for you for the reason

  13. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    This is a great way to keep the kids busy

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