The Boy's Store Blog — Summer Activities

Glow in the Dark Bubbles

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Glow in the Dark Bubbles

Summer is quickly approaching, which means long days and late nights. We love to spend as much time as we can outdoors in the summer. Life in the hot SoCal desert can mean a lot of very hot afternoons retreating to pools or air conditioning, however, we love to escape back outside as the weather cools and the sun goes down. This means a lot of meals spent outdoors and evenings enjoying the cooler night air. We try to keep the kids busy and playing. For the most part, they ride bikes, play with friends, and create adventures on their...

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Seashell Painting

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Seashell Painting

Are you looking for some simple and fun summer crafts to do at home with your kids? I love simple activities that allow the kids to be creative and have fun without getting bogged down with too many rules and restrictions. I really feel like summer is the chance to learn hands-on, to experience the world in its natural state, learn to ride a bike, skateboard, swim, or do a handstand. So much of our kids' lives are spent in a classroom behind a desk. Then they get to grow up and be behind a desk some more. Summer is...

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End of Summer Art

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End of Summer Art

Summer is coming to an end, but one last great summer art project is exactly what we all need. This art project is perfect for homeschool elementary projects, toddlers, or kids that just love a really great art project. Sunflowers bloom so beautifully at the height of summer here in SoCal. They can be seen in yards, on the sides of the road, and out in the fields. They really do brighten a person's day with their regal height and bright colors. I am always sad to see the last of them bloom at the end of our summer. Now...

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Butterfly Art Project

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Butterfly Art Project

Here on the west coast, we have had an influx of butterflies. Gorgeous Monarch Butterflies have been migrated through our area all month long. Butterflies, much like birds, take the same route every year in their migration. However, with the incredible rains this year, there has been a much larger population than in the past 15 years. Southern Californians have reported seeing tens of thousands more butterflies than in recent years. The butterflies have made spring feel as if it is truly here to stay in Southern California. Their vibrant colors are brightening our dreary skies and giving us hope...

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Rainy Day Activities and Crafts

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Rainy Day Activities and Crafts

It is raining outside and you are at the end of your rope. Your boys have a whole set of complaints ranging from: “I’m bored” to “he hit me”. This is the perfect time to keep them occupied with a craft project. Here are some general suggestions and tips for a successful craft day. Always begin by first reading the entire instructions. Make sure you have all the necessary materials on hand. Rubber cement and white glue are some of the best all around adhesives. Use glasses, plates to trace circles if you don’t have a compass. Score heavy paper...

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