School's Out!Missy Henriksen
- National Pest Management Association
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I'm not sure where the school year went but it’s now over. Moms,
that means 10 weeks of time you can enjoy with your children!
Interpret that as you deem appropriate: with utter delight at the
quality bonding time now available for you and your children, or
complete panic at filling all the time with creative, fun
activities that will prevent any and all sibling arguments! Rest
easy, worried moms - help is here! CRAFTS! I am not a crafty mom
but I have gathered a few tricks up my sleeves over the years so
that I can pretend otherwise. After all, I am a Girl Scout
leader and crafts, like cookies and camping, are just part of
When my girls were a bit younger, we would have theme weeks in
the summer where we would focus our fun around a particular topic….heritage, history, water, nature, etc.
If I had known about Pestworldforkids.org then, bugs would have most
certainly been part of our exploration. The site is dedicated to
helping kids learn more about the fascinating world of insects,
rodents and wildlife. One of the newest additions to the domain is
Critter Crafts, very
cool bug-oriented crafts you can make with your children. Each
project includes a full list of supplies, pictures of what the
masterpieces look like when finished, and even a step-by-step video
to help the uncrafty feel crafty.
From bumblebee bookmarks
to a squirrel craft and game to edible creations
such as ants on a log, the site offers a myriad of fun
projects for kids of various ages. Recently I saw a picture of
dozens of school kids in a local newspaper celebrating Earth Day
wearing the adorable ladybug crowns featured on our site.
Summer is a great time to unplug and unwind and explore the
great outdoors. Perhaps a family camping trip, preceded by a few
days of learning all about bugs and creating some bug masterpieces?
If you have any fun “Critter Crafts” you’ve created - either using
our ideas or on your own - I’d love to see them. Please send
Enjoy the summer and all it has to offer!
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