Involving Young Sports Fans in the Game with Free Scavenger Hunt Printable

Involving Your Sports Fans in the Game. baseball scavenger huntMonthly post from contributor, Kristen of Celebrate Every Day with Me.

Last Friday night, my family went to a minor league baseball game.  We usually go to one or two games a year and we have a blast eating hot dogs, birthday cake ice cream, but the time actually sitting in the stands is . . .  well, short.  Young kids (at least my young kids) don’t last long when they do not understand the game nor find much interest in it.

And since there is still some time left to take the family to a ball game this season (the World Series begins October 23rd), I wanted to share my Baseball Scavenger Hunt with you.  

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Doing the Scavenger Hunt definitely increased the kids’ level of interest in the game, plus it gave us an opportunity to explain certain things (like what is a fly ball).

Baseball Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Baseball Scavenger Hunt

Before you head to the next game or even catch a game at home, download a free copy of the Baseball Scavenger Hunt.  Print it on card stock and grab a couple crayons.  Your kids are sure to find more interest in the game and maybe you’ll even make it to the 7th inning stretch.  Play ball!

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Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.

Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others.  On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.

Two Ingredient Popsicles

Here’s a super simple recipe, perfect for using any kind of summer berry that is in season right now! You can use one type of berry or a combination you love! These popsicles can be made by even the littlest kitchen helper!

Easy Healthy Popsicle Recipe with Two ingredients

Written by Monthly Contributor, Jenn Thorson from The Purposeful Mom.

Two Ingredient Popsicles

*Makes 5-6 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup full-fat vanilla yogurt*
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or any other berry)

Combine berries and yogurt in a blender. Process for about 30 seconds if you want smooth popsicles or about 15 seconds if you want chunkier pops.

Pour into popsicle molds or dixie cups (adding popsicle sticks) and freeze for at least 4 hours.

Carefully remove the popsicles from molds and enjoy on a hot, late summer day!

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The cute star molds you see were purchased a few years ago at Macy’s (Martha Stewart Collection). One batch of these popsicles filled 5 of the 6 molds. It’s likely that you will want to double the batch if you have several hungry family members!

*Alternatively, you can use full-fat plain yogurt, but of course it won’t be as sweet. All we had on hand the most recent time we made these was plain so we added about 2 Tbsp. turbinado (raw) sugar to sweeten them just a little. Full-fat yogurt is recommended for the creamiest taste and texture.

 

Jenn ThorsonJenn is a daughter of the King, happily married to her college sweetheart and mom to three wonderfully spunky children. She spends her time taking care of her home and family, coaching a speech team, blogging and dreaming up more ideas than there are hours in the day. She shares her thoughts on staying debt free, raising children of character and living a life of intentional faith one day at a time at The Purposeful Mom.

Finger Knitting for Kids (Learn to Finger Knit!!)

Day 90 of 101 Days of Summer Fun for Kids:

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I find this so interesting, especially since I can barely knit! You can learn how to finger knit over at Zing Zing Tree.

 

DIY Ice Bowling

Day 89 of 101 Days of Summer Fun for Kids:

Ice Bowling, Make Your Own Ice Bowling Game

Here is an interesting summer activity idea for your kids!  Try some Ice Bowling!!  (Definitely click over to see this–I LOVE the boys’ expressions in this post!!  They were having a great time!)