25 Spring Break Ideas for Kids

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Spring break is coming!  Some people may be excited for the break and some may be wondering what we will do to entertain the kids all week.  If you don’t have any big plans, here are some  Spring Break ideas for Kids that are fun and inexpensive. We are pretty lucky here because our weather is pretty much…

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Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt

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Nature scavenger hunt

This Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt will add some excitement to your next family hike or camping trip. Nature Scavenger Hunt There is really nothing better, in my opinion, than being high up in the mountains surrounded by nature and the beauties of the earth.  When we visit family in Utah, we try to take advantage of the…

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10 Tips for Visiting Zion National Park with Kids

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Zion National Park With Kids

Summertime is coming and that means travel. Do you love visiting National Parks?  Here are 10 Tips for Visiting Zion National Park with Kids. 10 Tips for Visiting Zion National Park with Kids   Zion National Park has to be one of my personal favorite places to visit and the best part for families is that…

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Ultimate DIY Splash Pad

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DIY Splash Pad

This Ultimate DIY Splash Pad is the perfect way for your kids to stay cool as the summer rolls on.  It’s made with really inexpensive materials that can be purchased at any hardware store and your kids will be entertained for hours! DIY Splash Pad This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we…

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5 Summer Pool Noodle Activities

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Pool Noodle Activities

These  Pool Noodle Activities will have your kids entertained for hours.  We’ve had them now for 2 years and they still provide hours of fun. Pool Noodle Activities I love summertime!  And I love activities that get my kids outside and active.   These pool noodles activities are perfect for little boys!  Not only can they use…

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Pool Noodle Swords

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Pool Noodle Swords

Pool Noodle Swords Every spring I watch for the dollar store to get in their stock of pool noodles.  Not necessarily because we need them for swimming, but because we have found so many other fun pool noodle activities. We even created a pool noodle goal post for my son’s Sports Birthday Party.  My boys…

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Summer Day Camp: Sand Candles

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  Sand Candles This week’s Summer Day Camp post comes from Sarah at Limemade Designs.  I am so excited to try these candles with my boys.  The fun things about these is that the possibilities are endless on how you could customize them.  To learn how you can make your own sand candles visit Sarah’s…

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Foil River: Fun on a Dime

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Foil River with Bottle cap boats

Need a quick and inexpensive way to entertain your kids this week?  Try making a foil river!  It’s so simple and yet your kids will spend hours racing things down the river. It has been a very hot summer here and I’m starting to run out of ideas for fun ways to entertain my boys…

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Summer Day Camp: Juice Box Boats

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Juice Box Boats

I’m so excited to be this week’s Summer Day Camp camp instructor.  If you are new to The Joys of Boys, WELCOME!  I’m so glad you’re here!   I hope you will have a look around and stay for awhile.  To learn a little bit more about me and The Joys of Boys, check out…

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DIY Pool Noodle Goal Post

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Goal Post

Last month we threw the Ultimate Sports Party for my now 7-year-old and we had lots of fun using some of the pool noodle activities I shared on the blog last summer as well as this new pool noodle goal post.  I turned to my handy, dandy husband and asked him to come up with…

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