Last week I started a new series called Road Trip Reading. It’s a series of posts that focus on bringing literacy activities on the road with you this summer. For the next few months, I’m going to try and pop in here on the blog and share some of our road trip reading tips. I’ve also started a Pinterest board for all things Road Trip Reading. Stop by for an idea or leave your Pinterest information below and collaborate with me in creating the board! Last week, we prepared for the road trip by writing packing lists. This week’s road trip reading tip is to pack a basket/ tub/ tote of travel supplies. Most parents try to pack along toys and treats to keep kids entertained on long car rides. Why not sneak in some literacy friendly objects to help your child learn a little along the way? http://readysetread2me.blogspot.com/search/label/road%20trip%20reading
By Erin Huffstetler Looking for a way to show Dad he’s appreciated without spending a lot of money? Then, try one of these ultra-cheap, but ultra-thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas: http://frugalliving.about.com/od/specialoccasions/tp/Fathers_Day.htm
Father’s Day is THIS Sunday, June 19th so here are 28 creative Father’s Day activities, crafts for kids, printable coupons, homemade gift tutorials, free printables, and fun gift wrap ideas. These are the most popular ideas from the Tip Junkie Father’s Day site which has almost 100 free tutorials to make for Dad. http://www.tipjunkie.com/fathers-day-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-486298
Graduation is almost here so here are 30 DIY ways to celebrate with your graduate! They will love the graduation cards, caps, food, party decor, free printables, and homemade gifts. http://www.tipjunkie.com/graduate/
Handmade gifts rule! You know they do! Check out these fabulous printables and tutorials before you even think about going to the store to buy a graduation gift. You will be shocked at how easy you can create a gift to remember! http://www.everythingetsy.com/2012/05/25-handmade-graduation-gifts-printables-tutorials/#comment-118029
Memorial Day is right around the corner, the first long holiday weekend of the summer. For many it may mean taking to the highway, opening up the backyard pool, or gathering friends together for a cookout. The American Red Cross would like everyone to enjoy a safe summer holiday, and offers some tips to help you and your loved ones have a great weekend. http://www.redcrossillinois.org/memorial-day
Memorial Day is a day to remember and pay respects to the men and women who lost their lives in war. And if you’re like many Americans, you’ll also celebrate the long weekend with a party to kick-off the summer. Welcome the summer with friends and family at your own backyard party. Here are tips for throwing a Memorial Day party and a checklist that covers party prep, what to buy and day-of set up. (Click on Link) Memorial Day Party Checklist | Cozi.com.