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Countdown to Back To School

Its Make Something Monday and today we made a countdown to the first day of school. Instead of the traditional chain link we made it a fan for the summer heat 😉 Each strip has something my daughter enjoys about school so that each day we tear off a strip the fan will get smaller, signifying cooler weather, and she can build her excitement by reading something she is looking forward to! All you need are some strips of paper, a marker and stapler.

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For our North County friends who started today, have them write down something fun/special/memorable each day for the first X number of days, then assemble into a fan (or keep in a jar) to encourage mindfulness. Then if they have a rough day and are dwelling on the negative later in the year they can look back and be reminded of the fun stuff too!


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Here’s a quick activity to do with the kids that will leave them with lots of creative, sensory play!

You’ll need:

1 Tsp Borax

1/2 cup hot water

1 cup (2 bottles) Elmer’s

3/4 cup cold water

2 bowls


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Mix the Cold water and glue in one bowl until combined







mix the hot water and Borax until disolved

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Slowly combine the glue/water with the Borax







We don’t use food coloring for anything at home but if you have some you could add it as well to change the color. I would love to see if beet juice would “stick” or if that would would make a hand-stained mess 🙂

I had the kids read and follow the directions on their own, just standing by to supervise. Try it out and have fun playing with this gooey, bouncy stuff!

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