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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sharks in the Pool! {{Kid’s Corner Friday}}

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To add some excitement to our backyard kiddie pool, I decided to throw a few sharks in!  {Balloon sharks of course!} (:  These “balloon” sharks are simple to make and my kids loved the activity that went with them!

Start out my blowing up balloons of various colors.  I did two pink ones for my little girl and two blue ones for my little guy.  {You could definitely blow up more if you think your older kids could handle it.  For my toddlers, 2 were plenty of a challenge!}  Now, using your best artistic skills, draw some shark faces on each of the balloons.  {This definitely tested my art abilities! (: }

Next, give your kiddos the rules:  The player who squashes {and pops} all of their sharks first is the winner!

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This activity definitely kept them busy!  Boy were those sharks hard to squash!  In the end, I think the fingernails were brought out, but the sharks were not longer invading the pool! (:

What fun activities do your kiddos like to play in the pool?  All of our afternoon activities have to involve water since it is 90+ degrees outside so we’re ready for some more fun ideas!!

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8 SWEET COMMENTS::

Delaney said...

Love this idea! Glad you got rid of those pesky sharks!

Lauren said...

That's so cute! I remember having a kiddie pool just like that when I was little. :)

Plus, I love your little girl's bathing suit! So cute! :)

Love Sweet Love said...

This is such a fun and simple idea, yet my kids would think I was the coolest mom EVER if/when I do this! I featured this on my blog today so my readers could enjoy it as well!
Angela

Ladybird Ln said...

What a great idea! My kids would LOVE this, so much fun! Thanks for Showing Off!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Jill said...

Lovely idea!

My girls play their own mermaids and dolphins game in the pool - keeps them amused for hours - much longer than any pool toys we have!
Can't beat imagination!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

How fun!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

What a cute idea!!
Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Ginger said...

I'm featuring YOU today over on my blog. :) Thanks for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party.

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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