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I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us!

by Rachel

Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List of things we want to do together. What are your kids looking forward to? Link up an activity so we can check out all your fun!


        1. Go [__**Catch some bugs.**__](http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/05/bug-catcher-net.html)
        2. [__**Watch a butterfly hatch**__](http://schooltimesnippets.blogspot.com/2012/05/grow-butterfly.html) from a chrysalis.
        3. Make and enjoy fresh [__**kid-made limeade**__](http://littlewondersdays.blogspot.com/2012/05/cinco-de-mayo-fun-fresh-limeade.html).
        4. Paint with [__**fizzing sidewalk paint.**__](http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/fizzing-sidewalk-paint/)
        5. Dream of winter by [__**making snowglobes**__](http://www.redtedart.com/2012/05/09/kids-crafts-snowglobes/) – love the solar system one!
        6. Take a mini-[__**road trip**__](http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/tips-for-road-trips-with-toddlerspre-schoolers/) to a new destination.
        7. Make homemade [__**bouncy balls.**__](http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2012/01/science-fun-make-homemade-bouncing.html)   Great fun if you bring them to the splash pad!
        8. Make a fire, create and roast [__**campfire food**__](http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/camp-fire-food/) with these yummy smore cones.
        9. Freeze some fun toys in ice and [__**be an excavator**__](http://healthymamainfo.com/2011/07/ice-sensory-tub/) and chip them free.
        0. [__**Jump rope**__](http://mamaslittlemuse.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-jump-rope-made-from-marker-caps.html) – create a fun durable rope from marker lids.

11.Play I-Spy outside! Great way to notice the little details in the world around you!

12.Clean out the trash cans… and then make noise with them! My kids love trashcan drumming.

13.With a balloon and a CD fly a CD hover craft.

14.Play with your food – eat a pretend Lorax!

15.Watch ants change colors and learn about how they digest food with a fun outdoor experiment.

16.Kool-aide Slurppies. Nothing says summer time better than slurppies by the pool.

17.Visit a farmers market together and make veggie smoothies (or a dessert smoothie) with the produce.

18.Fill a dry kiddie pool with a variety of items for a giant sensory tub activity.

19.Watch pill bugs race. See if you can collect a whole “family” of bugs.

20.Make and eat some homemade kid-made butter.

21.Add some fun to your slip-n-slide, with shaving cream!

22.Use damaged pool noodles for art, a sword fight, or to create a marble run.

23.Play outdoor bingo – go on a hunt for the items on your card. Whoever finds things in a row first wins.

24.Experience and explore gravity by playing with pulleys

25.Decorate rocks for your garden – with melted crayons!

26.Have a lazy boardgame afternoon. Here are some of our suggested best board games.

27.Pick a flower, with your favorite color of paint make flower prints.

28.Explore the colors of the rainbow with ice.