Photo Credit: Teri Dimalanta/Giddy Giddy
This weekend, celebrate the last month of summer with cool crafts, frozen banana pops and other keep-'em-busy ideas from a few of our favorite kid-centric blogs and websites.
Your kids probably have a summer reading list to keep them excited about books (if not, check out these great picks), but their math skills may have gone out the window with the sunny weather. Try this idea from Sprinkle It With Fabulous and make a math banner for your little one's bedroom, with inexpensive flash cards you can buy anywhere. Smaller kids will love just looking at the numbers, while older ones can get re-acquainted with addition and subtraction before heading back to school. And for kids who are learning how to tell time, The Original Tree Swing’s Wooden Learning Clock is part puzzle, part teaching tool, and is made of beautiful reclaimed Ash and Walnut.
Little peepers will look extra smart in cute, custom paper eye-glasses, which are a great addition to the costume bin. BloesemKids and Giddy Giddy show how to make a pair with construction paper -- your little rock star will love decorating them with paint, sequins or stickers. Need more crafty ideas for the end-of-summer lull before school? Try making these adorable retro-inspired DIY postage stamps courtesy of Giddy Giddy. Your kids can use them to play post office and more.
Need a treat to beat the heat? Whip up One Hungry Mama’s recipe for the Easiest Chocolate Covered Banana Pops. They're healthier than a push-up pop (well, they have fruit inside!), and a fun project to do together. Kids will love skewering the banana and licking off the chocolate shell. Happy weekend!