p>My boys are fans of the show Phineas and Ferb. I admit that I think it's pretty cute myself. Being an older sister I can relate a little to Candice! Anyway if you haven't seen the show, Perry is a pet platypus who is actually a secret agent (Agent P). I pinned this tutorial on Pinterest a while back and the boys made their own Perry's out of a plastic water bottle, forks (leftover from the Harry Potter Party), masking tape, cardboard from a cereal box, markers, and googly eyes.
So the big crafting plans I had for this changed a bit when the boys got involved (isn't that how it always works?!) I figured we'd use these boxes for something so the boys and I came up with making a house which then turned into a Lego Spy Headquarters. When I asked why a Lego spy headquarters wouldn't be made out of Legos I got an exasperated look and "Mom, if it was made out of Lego's the bad guys would know it was a spy headquarters". He has a point!
In addition to saving and spending, we try and help the kids separate their money into a "giving" category as well. In addition to church I found some organizations that I thought were fun and easy for kids to get into.
I've always gotten what I need when we need it when it comes to kids' crafts. We'll go to the store with a project in mind or figure one out when we get there. We I'm pretty unorganized that way. I think it inhibits creativity to not have supplies on hand so I went looking for a good list of what a good craft supply cabinet should have. I found this awesome list from The Crafty Crow with her favorite brands in parenthisis (list taken from blog post here)
As promised on Facebook here is a fun free download for you! Printable lunchbox notes/jokes! There is a version with the jokes and a blank version to write your own love notes (I got in trouble for drawing an eyeball a heart and the letter "u" once so write at your own risk).
I have some science projects lined up to share, but the boys have been wanting to do these projects that we've seen around the blog and they are most important right?!
We finally got the main things we needed for these 2 activities
Pirates, cowboys, knights, super heros... Boys love to play pretend (who doesn't?) One thing (other than those mentioned) that my boys love to play is Secret Agent or Spies. I did a fun roundup of Secret Agent inspired fun.