Baseball season is over and boy did I battle stains on my kids clothes. My son had WHITE baseball pants. Now tell me folks, when is that EVER ok? It didn’t surprise me that the day of his first game he was filthy before he ever set foot on the baseball field. All season long I researched different laundry tips from fellow baseball parent, but could not keep those pants stain free to save my life.
Now that baseball season is over, I can breathe a little better knowing those stinkin’ pants aren’t taunting me and give my kids the freedom to get dirty. Yes, kids go get you some dirt time! Do you ever do that? Purposely give your kids the freedom and opportunity to just get dirty? I’ve found it helps us relax, especially after a long school year. So, I came up with 10 activities where kids can get dirty and it’s ok with Mom.
2. Let the kids cook lunch: Lazy days are, often, a good thing, let the kids pick what kind of lunch they want, give them the tools (leave out sharp objects, obviously), and let them have at it. They might surprise you.
3. Have a side walk chalk party: Invite friends and neighbors to have fun drawing with sidewalk chalk in your driveway. It’s totally washable and the kids will LOVE creating a canvas for the whole neighborhood to see.
4. Poster Paint: Grab up a big industrial size roll of paper (most craft stores have them, like Hobby Lobby) and washable paints. Lay the roll across the driveway and paint until you can’t paint any longer.
5. Go bug hunting: That is serious business. We JUST found a black furry caterpillar yesterday in our garden and all the kids wanted to do was play in the dirty to find more.
6. Make Snow Cones: There are so many budget friendly snow cone makers out there. It’s nice to have one handy with snow cone syrup on those hot Summer Days.
7. Sandcastle Contest: You don’t have to be at the beach to build sandcastles. If you have a sandbox at home, you can host a sandcastle contest with your kids. The winner gets a day with Mom at the ice cream shop!
8. Family Sports: Head out to your nearest park and have a family game of soccer, baseball, or football. Number one rule? GET DIRTY!!!
9. Fruit Fun: Lay out some good juicy fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, and peaches. Have a fruit feast and don’t mind all the juice that runs down the kids arms.
10. Climb some trees: Remember when you used to climb trees as a kid? Yeah…. me either. I, rarely, see my kids try to climb trees. Find a good group of them and GET to climbin’. It’ll be totally fun!
How to Fight the Stains:
Okay, now you’ve had fun, but what do you do with all those stains? Yuck. Grab up some Clorox 2 Stain Fighter and Color Booster and let the washer do the rest. Need another day of dirt-filled fun? Visit clorox2play2day.com for more inspiration, activities, and ideas designed to get kids of all ages up, moving, and — every now and then — dirty. Even the biggest monsters of stains are no match for Clorox 2® with TripleSolve technology, so get out there and have some fun!
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