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15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Summer is almost here… I can feel it!  School is almost out, the weather is getting warmer… it’s time to have some fun with the kiddos!  We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite summer ideas for you today.  There’s a little something for everyone.  What’s on your summer list?

15 Fun Summer Ideas

40 Indoor & Outdoor Summer Boredom Busters from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Nature Explorer Journal from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

DIY Summer Tent from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Summer Picnic Blanket from She Wears Flowers

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

DIY Library Bags & Tags from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Build Your Own Drink Stand/Puppet Theater from Dream Crafter

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

DIY Rain Stick from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Grandma’s Camp from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Summer Cloud Paintings from Simple Simon and Company

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

Summertime Scattergories from The Crafting Chicks

Summertime Scattergories Printable

Summer Fun Chart from The Crafting Chicks

Summer Fun Chart - Printable

Summer Fruit Garland Printable from Kiki and Company

Summer Fruit Garland - Printable

Summer Activity Jars and Grab Bags from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

How to Ride a Bike from The Crafting Chicks

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Cookies and Cream Pudding Pops from The Crafting Chicks

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!

15 fun Summer Ideas - printables, kids activities, recipes, crafts, and so much more!


Teacher Restaurant Gift Idea and Printable Teacher Restaurant Gift Idea and Printable

‘Tis the season for teacher gifts.  We love teachers and value them so much!  It’s fun to come up with a cute and clever teacher gift each year.

Today I’m sharing a Teacher Restaurant Gift Idea with a free cute printable tag.
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Just grab your teacher’s favorite restaurant gift card.  Download our free Printable “Thanks for “Feeding” our hearts and minds.  Then glue or tape on the gift card.  The gift cards usually come with a sticky back already…and I just affixed the card with the sticky part still intact.

We love to give these gift cards with the teachers’ favorite snacks.  Maybe a drink, snack and treat.  We have also included bread from a favorite bread store.  You can add these all to a cute gift basket and tie it up with a bow. sm teacher restaurant gift 1

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Check out these other cute teacher gift ideas on the Crafting Chicks:

Periodic Chart Cleaner Printable

A cute spin on science.  Teacher will love these cute Method bottles wrapped up with a free printable tag.
Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Mint Gift Idea

Wrap up all things Mint for those sweet teachers.

All of the minty treats and treasures tucked in our Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

Redbox Teacher Gift

Let those teacher relax with a redbox and snacks!   Just snatch this free redbox printable tag for teachers. teacher appreciation

Great Time Teacher Gift

Grab a cute watch in your teacher’s favorite color and download this cute “Great Time” printable.  We love the watches you can find at Michaels Craft Stores.

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Popcorn Teacher Gift

“Pop” quiz:  Who’s the best teacher around?  You!  Download this cute “popcorn” tag and tie it up with your favorite popcorn recipe or store bought popcorn.

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Great Time - Watch Teacher Gift Idea

I’ve been eyeing these watches on every visit to Michael’s (which is a lot!) and the last time I was there they were on sale 2 for 1. So, obviously I stocked up. I thought they’d make great gifts, although I didn’t really have anyone in mind. I just knew for that price they were coming home with me. Let’s note that this is NOT a sponsored post by Michael’s, I just like to have a well stocked gift drawer in my arsenal. You can find a wide assortment of jelly watches here as well. Great Time - Watch Teacher Gift Idea

Last night was my daughter’s dance recital and as I was running through ideas of little gifts we could gift her teachers I remembered this stash of watches.

Last year I made a printable as an end of year teacher gift that went with a watch. The little saying on it has never been one of my favorites, so I decided to play with the word TIME this time around. Which I think leaves this printable open to be used for so much more than just school teacher.  Dance Teacher – Piano Teacher – Church Teacher – Swim Teacher. What other type of teacher would this work for?

Great Time - Watch Teacher Gift Idea

I used the template from last year to create this year. But these watches are way different from the ones I used last time. The holes at the bottom of the tag are intended for the watch to be done up in the back. These jelly watches lay flat really well. So I moved tome things around and came up with having the slits in the middle.

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With the watch laying flat, the card easily slips into a long envelope. If you don’t want to bother with an envelope you can use washi tape to secure the watch in the back.

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I left the background white so it can be printed on different colors of cardstock to go with difference colors of watches. We printed on teal cardstock to put the white watches with and they were super cute.

 

Both the bottom and middle opening versions are available on this download:

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You can find last year’s watch printable here:

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Popcorn Teacher Gift

Need a fun teacher gift idea for the end of year?  Sharing a yummy and easy teacher gift today!  With a cute free printable…”POP” Quiz: Who’s the best teacher around? YOU!  Thanks for a great year.  Just attach it to a favorite popcorn recipe or store bought popcorn.

We love to combine something like this Popcorn Teacher Gift with a gift card to their favorite restaurant or store.

popcorn teacher gift Right now we are loving this caramel popcorn from Trader Joe’s.  It’s so yummy and I love the packaging.
popcorn teacher gift tag Tie up the popcorn with a black and white striped ribbon, and add the cute tag.   popcorn teacher tag gift

A fun and yummy Popcorn teacher gift!
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Check out these other cute teacher gift ideas on the Crafting Chicks:

Periodic Chart Cleaner Printable

A cute spin on science.  Teacher will love these cute Method bottles wrapped up with a free printable tag.
Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Mint Gift Idea

Wrap up all things Mint for those sweet teachers.

All of the minty treats and treasures tucked in our Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

Redbox Teacher Gift

Let those teacher relax with a redbox and snacks!   Just snatch this free redbox printable tag for teachers. teacher appreciation


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We’re back with our Summer Fun Chart 2016! We love sharing our annual summer fun chart!  It’s such a fun tradition as a family.

Each May we gather as a family and brainstorm fun things we want to do together.  Most of the ideas are simple and inexpensive.  It’s so fun to see what my kids come up with.

You can download my free printable Summer Fun chart and print it 8×10 or 16×20.   We love the big 16×20.  You can choose pink, blue or green.   sm summer fun chart blue Download Black

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Springtime Blooming Tree Kids Craft

Today I’m over at Oriental Trading Co. Blog, sharing this fun Springtime Blooming Tree Kids Craft. A fun project to do with kids on a rainy day or any day. This project is a great way to keep the kids busy without making the house a mess.

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This project was so fun and easy. Especially if you use the free printable tree that is available over on the Oriental Trading blog.

Each child will shine through with this project. They are able to use their personal creativity to make a Springtime Blooming Tree that is just for them.

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So if you are looking for a great way to keep your kids busy on a rainy day, or any day.

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Father's Day Handprint Tree 2016 It seems like every year I get an email earlier and earlier to see if we are posting a new Father’s Day Handprint Tree. Well, no need to email or worry because here it is, Father’s Day Handprint Tree 2016.

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All you’ll need is:

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Begin by painting your child’s hand with the green paint of your choice. It’s tricky with little ones, so make sure you have wipes on hand.

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Carefully place their hand on the tree and press gently on each finger so that the print is nice and shows up.

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So cute huh! Since I have 3 girls, they each get a branch. If you have more kids, you can add more handprints and make a bigger tree. If you have less kids, have them do more hands.

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I’m kinda in love with these and so are my girls. They love to give them as gifts. And I think the grandpa’s love them too.

Here’s another link to the download. Remember all printables are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP. Please do not alter or claim as your own. It’s good karma to leave a comment when downloading.
Each download will open in a new window. You can print from that window, or save by right clicking and saving there.

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Mother's Day Handprint Flower 2016

I’m a sucker for anything handprint from my girls. I love seeing the growth from year to year through their hands. You probably know this because I like to post project and gift ideas using handprints. Of course I had to make another Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Printable for 2016.

These always make a fun gift for grandmas too because it’s one of a kinda artwork from their favorite children.

They are quick but can be messy so I suggest having some wet wipes nearby. Also, clothes that are okay to have paint on them, and a surface that could get paint on it. 😉

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Other then the suggestions above, you’re going to need the free printable, which you can download below, some paint, a paper plate to put the paint on, and a paint brush.

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Paint your child’s hand so that you can control the amount. Then they can place the hand on a stem.

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You can also let them use their creativity to make flowers with their fingers or thumbs.

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This can get on the messy side so beware and have your wipes handy.

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I loved watching how she made each flower.

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A fun little action shot of her showing me her painted thumb.

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And there you have it. You can have each child complete one page each, or have each child do only one flower. This project is so fun and each one is unique.

To download the 3 stem option click below

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And to download the 4 stem option click below

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Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up and I’ve been trying to think of a thoughtful gift to give when I saw these Method Pink Grapefuit Cleaners caught. These are my all time favorite cleaner (they’re even on my Amazon subscribe and save). Nothing freshens up a room like a citrus scent! And well, kids are messy and smelly so I figured teachers will appreciate it as much as mom’s do. When giving teacher gifts I aim for a consumable, something they can enjoy and use up so it doesn’t create clutter. And I try to not give treats or food, unless I know what their favorites are.

Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Pick up a couple bottles of this, get one for you and one for the teacher! Download the printable of choice, I have a Thank You and a Best Teacher one to choose from, have your student write a sweet message, tape it on and your Periodic Element Teacher Appreciation Gift is ready to go!

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The made up Periodic Elements go right along with the fun science pattern on the back and sides of the wrapper.

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Download the Best Teacher Tag Below:

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Download the Thank You Element (as seen on Skip to My Lou below:

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Periodic Element Teacher Gift Idea - Scientific Thank You Printable

Find more teacher appreciation ideas below:

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Teacher Emergency Kit

Pencil Posies Flower Topped Pencils


Your teacher will love this fun Mint Themed Teacher Gift - what a cute way to thank a teacher for a job well done!

Well, hello again! I’m Keri from Shaken Together and I love stopping by each month to share an easy recipe, a quick craft or a seasonal gift. With Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of another school year approaching, I thought I would share a thoughtful and inexpensive gift idea that is perfect for your favorite teachers!

Mint Themed Teacher Gift

Mint Themed Teacher Gift with a cute "I was Mint to be in Your Class" paper flag!

I love love love themed gift giving! Here are a few of my favorite ways to do a themed gift:

  1. Pick a Color – For example, I found all sorts of white items to tuck in our White Christmas Teacher Gift
  2. Pick a Cute Phrase – like “Thank you for the mark you make” I used for our Sharpie Teacher Gift
  3. Pick a season, event, word or uniting idea – One of my favorites was a basket full of pampering items for hands (lotion, nail polish, nail file, etc.) for our Hands Down We Have the Best Teachers Gift

Today, I got lucky and used a cute phrase and a color!! Bonus – this gift cost less than $10, so it is affordable even if you have multiple teachers to buy for!

To make our cute mint themed teacher gift, here is what you’ll need:

Hunting down all of the minty items to fill this bucket was the best part of this Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

  • Small metal bucket (or any other small basket or container)
  • Box of Junior Mints
  • Small packet of Mint Bath Soak
  • Minty gum
  • Tic Tacs
  • Mint green nail polish – This one from Sally Hansen is even called Mint Sorbet 🙂

Here are a few more mint themed items that you can use for a Mint Themed Teacher Gift:

  • Mint lip balm
  • Mint foot lotion
  • Mint chocolate candy or truffles
  • Mint colored office supplies
  • Mint colored socks
  • Mint hot chocolate packets

The hunt to find the minty things for this gift was my favorite part … I was wandering up and down the aisles of my local Target scoping out all of the fun finds! Once you’ve tracked down everything you are going to put in the gift, just tuck everything in the bucket.

Quick tip: place the biggest items standing up vertical in the back of the bucket to create some height and a foundation to lean and tuck the other items around.

Quick Tip when filling our Mint Themed Teacher Gift - tuck the larger items vertically in the back of the bucket to create height and a foundation for the other items!

All of the minty treats and treasures tucked in our Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

Once all of the mint items were tucked in the bucket, I thought it would be cute to add a stamped paper flag with the phrase “I was mint to be in your class!”

Stamp a paper flag with "I was Mint to be in your Class" for a cute touch for the Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

To make this cute paper flag, grab a piece of mint colored scrapbook paper cut as pictured below, a paper straw (or skewer or lollipop stick), washi tape and some bakers twine. Use the washi tape to attach the paper flag to the paper straw. Then, tie a small bow around the straw with a length of bakers twine.

A few basic craft supplies make a paper flag to tuck in our Mint Themed Teacher gift!

Finally, stamp or write your minty message on the paper flag:

  • I was MINT to be in your class
  • Thank you for your commit-MINT
  • Your’e worth a MINT
  • You MINT so much to me this year

Add the paper flag and this Mint Themed Teacher Gift is ready to give! SO cute, right?!

Our Mint Themed Teacher Gift is a thoughtful and inexpensive way to say thank you to a great teacher! Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Here are a few more great ideas for Teacher Gifts!

Orange You Glad It's Almost Summer Teacher Appreciation Gift from Shaken Together

Orange You Glad it’s Almost Summer Teacher Gift

Fruit Bowl Teacher Gift + Printable Tags from Shaken Together

Fruit Bowl Teacher Appreciation Gift + Printable Tags

Monogram Marquee

Monogram Marquee Teacher Gift

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Plant Teacher Gift + Printable Poem

 See you all again next month!!



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