Friday, August 10, 2012

Sparkle Soup

Moving can be hard on little ones. The constant business of all of their big people, sorting, packing and moving boxes, never ending to do lists.... It can be down-right overwhelming. I've been trying to find a few fun activities that don't require any planning and hardly any time to put together specifically for Claire to do in the afternoons.

A couple of days ago after nap time I gathered together several things I still had in the kitchen and took Claire outside for some sparkly play time. I just gave her several small bowls of food colored water and a couple of different kinds of glitter along with some "tools" like eye droppers, syringes, bowls, measuring cups, ladles, etc. I was inspired by a post I saw a while back on Meg's blog

The minute I set out the supplies and started filling the tub with water a few big brothers appeared on the scene to "help" :-) 

It was a hit! They all had a wonderful time. I stayed out until the baby woke up from his nap and needed to nurse. Those 3 stayed outside playing with their sparkle soup water for almost 3 hours!
Ages that thoroughly enjoyed this activity: 2.5 years, 9 & 11 years. 

Linking up with the lovely ladies at Creative Friday and Friday's Nature Table and Happy Family Times


  1. Lovely simple and magical fun! Pinning now :-)

  2. Oh how I miss Summer~!

    Dont you just love hitting the nail on the head with an activity that keeps them so busy. Memories being made for sure..

    Good luck with your move. It can be the most happy stressful time..

    A happy day to you

  3. that looks like so much fun!

  4. So fun! I love all the colors and sparkles for her to choose from. Looks like she had a blast. I found this on Happy Family Times.

  5. I check back often for a new blog post. Must mean you guys are busy moving!!! Hope the move went well.

    Amanda S.

  6. Just wanted to say hi:) I just discovered your blog a few months ago. I guess you all are busy, and have not had time to blog.(I am not a good blogger at all, lol) I hope you and your family well!! Blessings

  7. Still randomly checking back, hope the move went well! Can't wait to hear about your new homestead.

    Amanda S.


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