Shark Teeth Snacks

I was browsing on pinterest for some fun and easy shark week themed snacks for the family and I ran across an idea to make shark teeth. It seemed so cute and easy that I had to try it.  Everyone liked them and declared them to have the right balance between sweet and salty.


These are easy to make. You only need two ingredients and some wax paper. 



Ingredients:
White chocolate. Use a good quality.
Buggles


Melt white chocolate in the microwave,stirring every 15-20 seconds, until smooth.
Immediately dip the buggles into the melted white chocolate.
Lay them on wax paper, with a little space in between the teeth.


Allow the "shark teeth" to dry.  This shouldn't take long. You can pop them in the freezer for about 15 minutes to speed things along.


Pop them off the wax paper and into a bowl. Serve immediately or cover and seal for a few hours before serving.


They are not fancy, or time consuming, but they will bring a smile to a child's face. They pair well with shark week activities, or anytime that you might want a little sweet and a little salty.

If you liked this recipe you can find all my other easy recipes here.


Feeding Sharks Sensory Bag

This shark feeding sensory bag is tons of fun  for little hands! Made with super simple supplies, this sensory bag is perfect for shark week, or anytime your kids need some fin flipping fun!

I have quite a collection of blue, gray and blue gray paint samples in my kitchen junk drawer.  I love to paint. Walls, cabinets, boards, trim. Anything that requires no real thought nor detail is my jam so I am always grabbing samples of my preferred colors in hopes of finding a new project.

I finally found good use of some of the paint samples with this feeding sharks sensory bag. It wasn't too complicated to put together and my kids thought it was awesome. I hope your kids do too!


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Supplies:
Hair gel
Scissors
Paint samples
A zipper seal sandwich bag
Water Beads




Directions:
Cut a shark from a grayish blue paint sample. Make sure the shark has an open mouth!
Cut a few assorted sized fish from any other color paint samples.


Fill a zipper seal sandwich bag with hair gel.


Add a generous amount of glitter to the bag.



Add a few water beads to the bag. 


Add the shark to the bag, and the fish too.


Close the bag and offer it to your child. Encourage the child to feed the shark the fish.


This is a fun quiet time activity for toddlers and preschoolers. If your kids don't have "nice hands" you can reinforce the edges with duct tape to prevent any accidental bag busting that could occur.

You can find more of my sensory bag ideas here
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Play Doh Fine Motor Rainbows

Play Doh and buttons are the perfect combination to make a fun fine motor rainbow! This is a great activity for indoor play days and is so easy to set up!



We are crazy for both play doh and rainbows so this activity was a huge hit with my daughter Harper. It was easy to set up, and gave her a chance to explore textures, express creativity, and work on her pattern making skills, with a dose of fine motor too!



Supplies:
Play Doh
Buttons in assorted colors and sizes

If you can't find white play doh, like we used, no worries, use any color your kids like!
If you don't have a jar of buttons at home, we bought this little jar of multi color buttons at Dollar Tree.



Directions:
Roll out a can of play doh.
Offer your child a pile of buttons.
Encourage your child to make a rainbow by lining up the correct color of buttons in the pattern of a rainbow.




As buttons can be a choking danger to small children, be sure to closely supervise this activity with little ones.

This was a lot of fun for Harper. We will certainly be pulling this activity out again in the coming months as an easy yet engaging boredom buster!




You can find more fun ideas for kids here


Skip the Store and Get it At Your Door

In the current covid climate, I am trying to avoid the store as much as possible, but life happens and who wants to go without the things they need? Thankfully, you can get almost anything delivered these days! I have rounded up a few favorites that I have skipped the store for and had delivered to my door. I think you will love all of these ideas and I hope they help you skip the store and get it at your door too.

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Spending so much time at home means wearing shoes less, and slippers more. Treat yourself to something super comfy! EZ Feet makes memory foam slippers for both men and women that are affordable and perfect for working from home, or just relaxing! Get them starting at about $20 on Amazon.



Bugs happen, especially in the summer! No need to dash out to the store where the other scary things might be lurking. Earth Kind has all kinds of ways to keep insects at bay in an earth friendly way. Check out their insect repellents, spider, moth, rodent and mosquito away kits and get them delivered to your door for a bug free summer. Prices start around $13.



Craving cookies? Why not get some crunchy chocolate chips delivered to your door? Miss Myrtle's Chocolate Chip Cookies make a great way to deliver a smile with snack time. Order a 6 pack starting at $5. We loved the chocolate chip walnut ones! 



Has the grocery store meat department been a little blah lately? It has been a challenge to get a good steak around here, but that is not a problem. Bone In Butcher Shop is shipping some of the finest cuts of meat you can imagine, right to your door. Prices are reasonable for such great quality. 



Need new undies? Get them delivered to your door with Wama organic underwear. They make styles for men and women that are comfortable and earth friendly. Prices start at about $24 for men's styles and $20 for ladies. You will love how easy ordering your unmentionables can be.



Craving gluten free cheesecake that won't blow your low carb diet? Get it dropped off at your door from Good and Tasty Bakes. They offer 3 varieties that are really good for when the craving hits.  Prices start at $15 for a slice of keto friendly decadence. 



The best burger is as close as your doorstep when you order Vermont Wagyu. Mix it into a meatloaf, or grill up a few burgers for a great flavor that you don't need to leave the house for. Wagyu Burger starts at $14 a pound and is well worth it considering there is nothing quite like it!


No need to travel for fresh roasted salmon! Blue Circle is happy to ship it straight to your door. Get happy salmon in cute shapes, smoked thin salmon for lox bagels, or ready to serve roasted salmon that you can feel good about starting at about $14 for melt in your mouth thin sliced smoked salmon.



It has been said that bacon is life; so why not bring flavor to your day without dashing out the door? The Baconer makes some of the best bacon to be found, and they will ship something wonderful to your house. Imagine full flavor with no contact! Order the XXL Bacon Steaks for a total meaty treat. Prices start at $75 for a 3 pack of XXL bacon steaks.

If you have ordered something unconventional for delivery, I would love to hear about it. I hope this list helps you skip the store and get it at your door on some unique items! 

Dinosaur Rescue Fine Motor Activity

Looking for a way to work on fine motor skills with the kids while having a ton of fun? This dinosaur rescue fine motor activity is perfect for hands on fun and busy work.



Some of the best activities are the simple ones and this dino rescue is no exception! While cleaning bedrooms, the idea to add a new dimension of play to some old toys was hatched.  

This hands on play idea will give kids a chance to explore a favorite toy in a new way. They  will love rescuing the dinos while working on their fine motor skills. Parents will appreciate how easy this is to set up, and that only two supplies are needed.


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Supplies:
Dinosaurs
Small Rubber Bands or Rainbow Loom Bands


Directions:
Stretch small rubber bands all over the dinosaur, cover the arms, legs, tail, scales, spikes, etc in a variety of ways.
Offer the trapped dino to your child.
Encourage your child to remove the bands, one by one, until the dinosaur is free.





Carefully supervise this activity as these bands can be dangerous to little people and critters.

Be sure to dispose of the bands properly as they can be a choking hazard to children and pets.

If your children are younger, use fewer bands. If your children are older, add more bands to make it more challenging!

If you had fun with this idea, you might want to check out my other fun fine motor activities.

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