Summer has arrived and we’re so excited to finally be able to get outside with our little ones and enjoy the warmer temps. We’re sharing a few of our top tips for summer fun and an oh-so-adorable DIY that is low on materials and mess and high on fun!
Keep it simple
Our kids get pumped for the smallest things, which takes a lot of pressure off of us when planning daily activities. Bubbles, sidewalk chalk, nature walks, and a low-key game of eye spy provide big fun and low costs.
Summer in Nova Scotia can be short, so we’re taking full advantage of the sunshine whenever we can. Grab a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and bottle of water and get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Include them in your daily activities
If gardening is on your summer to-do list then break out the watering cans and get some help from your mini. Our little ones water our gardens daily and they absolutely love it. You’re checking an item off of your list and they’re having fun. #momwin
We recently did a segment on CTV Morning Live and shared how to make these super cute binoculars. Check out the step-by-step instructions below so you can add them to your fun in the sun itinerary.
What you’ll need
2 toilet paper rolls
Ribbon, rope, or string
One-hole punch (or something sharp like scissors)
How to assemble
Using your one-hole punch or the tip of your scissors, pierce one hole near the top of each toilet paper roll.
Have your kids decorate each roll to their liking. To make it easier to decorate, you can also cover each roll in construction paper first and then they can add their decor on top.
Once decorated, add a strip of glue down one side of the toilet paper roll. (A glue gun would work best, but we just used Elmer’s white glue and it worked great as well.) Press the other roll against the glue strip and hold together for a few minutes to ensure they’re stuck together.
Take your ribbon or rope and pull one end through the pierced hole in the toilet paper roll. Tie a knot. Do the same thing with the other end on the other toilet paper roll.
Enjoy your binoculars on nature trails, walks in the park, or in your own backyard!
Check out our segment on CTV Morning Live to see our demo and to hear some of our top summer tips for toddlers!
xo Jacqueline and Lindsay
Jacqueline and Lindsay are sisters and new moms living on the East Coast of Canada.