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What We’re Loving: The Weekly Roundup 3/11 to 3/15

What We’re Loving: The Weekly Roundup 3/11 to 3/15

See what entertaining must-haves we’re adoring this week.
With a strong eye toward spring, we’re super excited about airing out our colorful linens and warm-weathered tabletop accessories. This week’s goodies vary from tablecloths to placemats to great gifts for the food lovers in your life.

Our favorite part about these is definitely the fact that you can draw on them with chalk, making it fun to mark your guests' spots at the table with a simple scribble. Jot down what each person is drinking so it’s easier when it comes time to refill their glasses, or you can even play a classic game of tic-tac-toe.

When we came across Love with Food, we knew it was something special. Not only are we excited about a monthly delivery (for only $10!) of good-for-you, organic, local, and handmade foods, but the brand’s mission makes it even better.

Doodle by Stitch, a brand hailing from across the pond in London, brings out the child in all of us with their brilliant idea of tablecloths that can be scribbled on. These tablecloths are completely washable and come with the perfect set of markers, making it easy to play tic-tac-toe, draw a landscape, or thank mom for dinner all on one sheet.

Whether it’s between coffee or tea or seven different types of tea, state what’s inside by scribbling the name across the surface. Or, if you’re serving up just one type of tea, a love note or an endearing message will do just fine.

Maybe it’s that Macaron Day is not far away or maybe it’s just because we’re head over heels for the French sweets, but when we came across this adorable wrapping paper, we simply fell in love.

The paper is brightly colored and available in various sizes, and helps the most ordinary of gifts rise to the next level with beautiful wrapping.

CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 8th March-14th March 2020…

Good morning and welcome to my weekly roundup of posts…It is a calm, slightly overcast morning so far but after yesterdays 40C it is a welcome drop in temperature the birds are still twittering, the squirrels are having their morning feed they are loving the mangoes …at the moment they are leaving the Jackfruit alone…

Green tea and greek yoghurt with passion fruit…that’s brunch done…Let’s write…

Grab your cuppa, relax and enjoy the read…

Monday: Recycling and Climate Change…9th March 2020…

It seems many of you were as surprised as I was by this old speech by a lady I have always admired and listening to her speech I was struck by how much foresight she had back then …as were many of you and her words are being repeated by many of the Climate Change activists now…Apart from the fact that Maggie Thatcher was wise enough to know that we cannot go back…

That we cannot return to simple village life or halve our population by some means unknown(Covid-19?)…A wise lady and one whom I have always admired…She was the first world leader to make a speech on Climate Change…

However, just in case you do need to stock up(a little) …NOT PANIC BUY…Sally has a few tips for you here as well as some other must-reads…

Where I take you down on the farm…the place where I love to chill where my chooks and turkeys live and also little Lily when she isn’t here…Which as it is the long school break now all 10 weeks of it she is here which means cake making is being done in earnest… Lily loves to bake and she is a dab hand at cutting the veggies up she just loves to cook…

Last week I introduced you to snake gourd and a Thai potato called Man sam Palang also known as Cassava, Yuca or Tapioca root.

Whimsical Wednesdays…with Carol…

I could take you anywhere last week it was dental floss, hibernation, the Eden Project and the Dark side of the Moon just a little sample of how random my thoughts can be …I can make you smile, invoke memories or just wow you…

Just to confuse you it was Wednesday really as that is when my food column is published over at Sally’s but as at the moment, I don’t post on a Thursday due to writing commitments I delayed it by one day…My A-Z of the Culinary Alphabet which Sally is kindly repeating for me which has so far been very well received…You like it!… Thank you, everyone and Sally xxx

Friday: In my kitchen…

Is when I invite you into my kitchen where I share some of my recipes with you…Friday it was a non-dairy cream which is very nice…one of my favourite curry mixes, a lovely pancake recipe which Liz tried and they loved… a keeper she said…Thank you Liz..x Not only do we love pancakes but I was also a Woollies girl like Liz…

Saturday: Saturday morning market…

I know many of you are not able to visit your markets at the moment…stay safe and enjoy mine for now…they are still open at the moment that could change I don’t know…I am being as sensible as I can but at the moment there are no known cases here…

I found Apricots, at last, the lovely Maprang fruit is in season, honeycomb which Lily brought me from the farm…lots of fresh vegetables as always… Thais eat fresh raw vegetables at every meal it is a side dish and always given when you buy food ready cooked… it comes with a bag of fresh vegetables…some recognisable others not… as mainly it is foraged. I am always coming across different edible flowers and leaves…they are an integral part of the Thai diet.

That’s all for this week…Thank you for reading…I hope you have enjoyed this weekly roundup xx I invite your comments…Let’s chat!

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a great weekend, stay safe and wash those hands xx

A Taste of Spring

I kept up my goal of daily stretching and getting more outdoor walks in. The warmer weather and lighter days are a huge incentive.

Monday- Upper body strength, core, 30 min Peloton cycle + afternoon walk 2 miles

Tuesday- double 5K day! + stretch and core + afternoon walk

Knocked out 2 back to back virtual 5K’s today for International Women’s Day.

Wednesday- Upper body strength + core + yoga and stretch

Thursday- 10 K run + core + stretch

Seeing some signs of spring and we could not believe it was almost 70 degrees when we finished our run.

Friday- Lower body and upper body strength + 2.5 mile walk + stretch + core

It was really warm out this morning so I got my walk in early as a warm up to my strength. One of those strength training days where I was feeling it as soon as I was done. I like that feeling sometimes and glad that Saturday is my day off.

In case you missed it check out my new fave pre-run warmup move to get to those hip flexors and glutes.

Saturday- Rest day with a stretching

I would call this a true rest day but I had to go give my parents another Zoom lesson. Yes, after a year, they are still struggling to figure it out. Every meme you see about Zoom snafus-yup that’s them! My mom hugged me for the first time in a year! I almost cried.

Sunday-Runday 7.35 miles

Keeping up my Sunday Runday schedule with a few MRTT friends. With no real race on the schedule yet, I am aiming to keep up my base and slowly adding a mile to my Sunday run. Realistically, I probably won’t have a race until September here.

This week ahead, I plan to keep up my outdoor walks. I am looking forward to a running date in DC for a friend’s birthday on St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe we will get another taste of spring this week. Hope you will stop by tomorrow-I you like pickles you will love my new healthy Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing recipe made with Greek Yogurt.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

About Deborah Brooks

Hi I'm Deborah! I spend my days successfully raising a husband & 2 teens in the VA/DC area. I am a lover of all things running & fitness. As a life long vegetarian, I've always been passionate about healthy living & exercise. Looking for partners in crime, I started my own chapter of Moms Run This Town (MRTT) which has grown to over 700 members. I've met so many amazing women who inspire me daily to keep moving forward. You can usually find me running with my crew and training for the next crazy adventure they talked me into. I love to keep up to date on new running & fitness trends. I definitely choose my running gear based on color and love to express my fashion sense while exercising.

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Employer telehealth market

Amazon is taking aim at the employer market, following tremendous growth in telehealth during the Covid pandemic that has helped fuel a series of deals in the sector over the last six months.

In October, Teladoc reached an $18 billion agreement to acquire diabetes management firm Livongo. Last month, Cigna's Evernorth division announced it will acquire virtual care platform MDLive for an undisclosed amount. This week, privately held telemedicine provider Dr. on Demand announced it is merging with Grand Rounds, which provides health-care navigation services.

"What we're hearing from employers is that … they're looking for platforms that can deliver a suite of services," explained analyst Charles Rhyee, managing director at Cowen & Co., adding that most telemedicine has been focused on urgent care, "not really connected to your overall health care. Virtual primary care is that next step."

All three deals were focused on providing more integrated digital health services for employers as large companies increasingly look to make medical and mental health services more accessible both virtually and in person.

"I think what we've learned is that a hybrid model is probably what we're going to end up with where sometimes we go to the doctor's office, when we need a procedure done, when we need imaging done, when we're not sure what's going on with you," said Dr. Bob Kocher, a partner at venture firm Venrock, who serves as a board observer at Dr. on Demand and Grand Rounds. "A lot of visits, in between, will be done virtually."

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Given Amazon's track record for winning big in retail, web services and entertainment, investors and its competitors in health care will be watching its moves closely.

Weekly Roundup: My Phone’s In There Edition

Some time ago, I read an excellent article, possibly in Foreign Policy, about how the Chinese government handled criticism at the higher levels. (How do they handle it at the lower levels? With a tank, of course.) Recognizing that China could not improve and progress if it didn’t continually address mistakes made by its leaders, but also understanding that it could be fatal to question or criticize the man in charge at any given time, the Chinese came up with an ingenious solution. Let’s say, for example, that Hu Jintao, the previous Dude Who Runs China, had introduced some ineffective or dangerous policy during his term. Some senior person would notice this problem and would address the leadership like so:

“Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that a dangerous policy introduced by Jiang Zemin is threatening this country.” He would then outline the policy as if it had been created and/or implemented by Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao’s predecessor. Everyone, including Hu Jintao, would listen politely. And if the senior official’s argument and/or facts proved to be persuasive, Hu Jintao would announce that he was addressing errors made by the previous administration, the bad policy would be removed, and everyone would continue to go about their business.

Our natural response as Westerners to this is to recoil from the hypocrisy! of this tactic, but in fact it is the only way to deal with the unfettered power of a uniparty state. By freeing the current powers that be from the admission of fault, you allow them to treat the problem as a problem to be solved rather than as a challenge to be defeated. This tactic is no more “hypocritical” than declining to wrestle a grizzly bear.

In any event, I think it would be irresponsible to suggest any correlation between this highly effective practice from overseas and the recent spate of “AAPI March Against White Supremacy” events that have, entirely correctly of course, placed the blame for the spate of attacks on AAPI individuals by non-whites on the root cause of white supremacy. We do not have a Uniparty in this country and the idea that a group of people who are suffering a remarkable string of violent attacks would use “white supremacy” as a means to have a discussion about countermeasures without upsetting the jealous power of that Uniparty is, of course, the most ridiculous of conspiracy theories.

This video is from a recent event in Washington DC where two girls, aged 13 and 15, carjack and murder a immigrant rideshare driver. (Do not confuse this with the other recent event in DC where two boys, aged 13 and 14, carjacked but only injured an immigrant rideshare driver.) For those of you who are tuning in after the video gets censored, or after it disappears from the high-resolution host at Worldstar, here’s what happens:

* The video starts with the two girls, one in the front seat and one in the rear, physically assaulting the 66-year-old man, identified as Mohammed Anwar. One of them starts using a taser on Anwar as he tries to get out of the car. Anwar, meanwhile, is repeating “This is my car!” in broken fashion during the assualt.

* The girl in the front seat puts the car in Drive while trying to steer the car, presumably to throw Anwar out. He is in the process of falling out of the car as it accelerates towards and strikes a bicycle rack with the open driver’s door.

* The Accord continues to accelerate in the wrong lane towards a T-juncture, with Anwar’s dying foot on the accelerator. At this point, the girls probably realize that they have no way to actually stop the car. This was a bad plan. The one in front settles for jerking the wheel to the right.

* Whoever was filming this starts running down the street. When he reaches the end of the street we see that the Accord has rolled onto the driver’s door and struck a parked car. We cannot see Anwar at this point.

* A group of Praetorian National Guardsmen is helping the girls out through the Accord’s passenger doors. The person who is filming starts yelling, “They stole the car!” At this point we see the limp, twisted body of Mohammed Anwar on the sidewalk. Nobody is looking at Anwar or making any effort to assist him.

* The Guardsmen are still focusing on the girls, whom they are walking to a door of the nearest building. The person taking the video reiterates that “Those girls stole the car.” Someone, possibly a Guardsman, confronts him from the side with an angry “What’s up?” (It might also be “Who Else?” as in, “Who else is in the car?”)

And now we come to the part that will probably ensure that this video, or at least the sort of samizdat descriptions of it that you are reading now, will come to live in the post-American consciousness. The girl who had been sitting up front, the one who tazed Anwar and then took the actions that directly caused his mutilated death, has already effortlessly and naturally transformed herself into the role of victim. She realizes that something is very wrong.

No, it’s not the crumpled body next to her.

It’s the fact that she left her phone in the car.

* “Please, my phone is in here!” she cries, nimbly stepping around Anwar’s body as she attempts to return to the Accord. A Guardsman grabs her hand but we can hear her making some difficult-to-understand pleas to the Guardsman. “My phone!”

* A Guardsman and (possibly) a Capitol cop are standing apart from the rest of the Guardsmen and the car. One of them says, “sigh I saw what happened.”

That’s the end of it. The first thing that strikes me about this situation was that the carjackers almost got away with it. Let’s say their joyride had been a few hundred feet longer, or that fewer people had been around to see what happened. It would have been no trick to slip past the Guardsmen and disappear back into the streets. The Capitol Police would have lazily reconstructed it as “immigrant driver loses control of 170-horsepower Honda.” And who would have been able to gainsay that?

The second thing is, of course, the absolute and total self-righteousness of the girl in the red hoodie. She is willing to step around the body of her murder victim to retrieve her phone. It occurs to me that most of my readers grew up like me — in a culture that never failed to emphasize the likelihood that whatever had just happened was, indeed, our fault. That sense of immediate guilt, welded in during childhood, has never left me. A few years ago I was in the middle of an SCCA race and the sixty-something bat-blind idiot next to me just turned his car into me for no reason. My immediate thought was: OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?

By contrast, the girl in the red hoodie has been raised by a society, and a media, that has been at pains to inform her of her impeccable innocence in any and all things indeed, that she could never be at fault. The primary response that expresses itself as crippling guilt in me has been upgraded to victimhood in her. She can murder a man in cold blood, step over his body like it was a lump of dogshit, then sob over her phone.

It doesn’t make her an “animal”, as many people on Twitter and elsewhere have suggested. Rather, she is entirely human in the sense that she has totally and completely learned all the lessons taught to her. We told her that everybody is trying to hurt her, that she can’t trust anybody who doesn’t look exactly like her. She listened, and heard, and acted.

Her defense attorney will have a tough row to hoe here. The DC justice system wants to — is designed to — slap her on the wrist for even felony murder charges. The goal here is to make sure she is back on the street before her 18th birthday, because incarceration is expensive. But she will need to show a minimum of remorse in order to lend a facade of righteousness to the proceedings. This will not make any sense to her. Isn’t she the victim? Hasn’t she been told that for her entire life? Her so-called “victim”, on the other hand — why, he had a car! A family! Probably a house! All the things she doesn’t expect to have! Haven’t we told her that those things have all been stolen from her by a profoundly broken society? Well, who can blame her for trying to steal them back?

I’m not being sarcastic here. If we tell a whole group of Americans that they have been the victims of an institutional crime, don’t we also to some degree encourage them to seek their own justice, however rude and random, for that crime? Your humble author identifies as German-American. Let’s say I’d grown up hearing how other ethnic groups had stolen my birthright, taken the wealth of my people, used us as disposable automatons. Imagine that I was told “The police love to murder unarmed German-Americans.” Imagine that I saw other immigrant groups — Austrian-Americans? Swiss-Americans? — come to this country and become fantastically wealthy. Then imagine that I was told that the discrepancy between my outcome and theirs was due to the efforts of a third party — let’s say the Dutch-Americans.

If you pump me full of that propaganda for decades, what will happen? I mean, we already know, because it kinda-sorta happened in 1937. If you tell a group of people for long enough that they are victims, and you are sufficiently convincing, some of them will eventually decide to balance the scale on that count.

For that reason, I will not join the chorus of people seeking the death penalty for this girl. She is still fundamentally a child. She is a product of her environment and her education. My eleven-year-old son has been slightly mispronouncing the word “interesting” for a few years now he says “intern-sting”. Should he face the death penalty for behavior that I have not been willing to correct?

No, what’s required here is that we punish, or at least ameliorate, the corrupt system of education and discipline that has produced a seemingly endless number of teenage robbery-homicide experts in the District of Columbia and elsewhere. By doing so, we would both be addressing the root cause of the existing horrors while preventing any new horrors from occurring. There’s just one little problem: The system that created our young carjackers is, in fact, imbued with fantastic and tremendous power. It is beyond confrontation. Let’s say, as a basis for argument, that a Republican administration would solve the problems in Washington, D.C. (Try not to laugh.) Is there any chance whatsoever that a Republican administration could ever be elected there?

Of course not. There is literally zero alternative to the existing power structure. Therefore, we have to petition the existing power structure to change, one painful bit at a time, knowing that there will be many a murderous 13-year-old created between now and the time that such things no longer happen. We also know that we cannot present even the appearance of a threat to the existing power structure, or we will suffer a fate ranging from the permanent defeat of our ideas to a complete unpersoning.

The best thing to do is to lay the blame at the feet of the powers that existed in DC before — but the last Republican Mayor of DC ended his term in… uh… 1910. So that won’t work. It’s too absurd. What we need instead is an artificial enemy, someone to play Emmanuel Goldstein to Muriel Bowser’s benevolent and lovable Big Brother. We need something that doesn’t quite exist in reality but is very present in the popular imagination, like Emmanuel Goldstein. Then we can work together with the power structure to rectify the errors that were caused by this Goldstein-like force.

I got it! We’ll have a march to protest wh…


The Difference Between Scallions and Green Onions

Most of the time, scallions and green onions are the exact same thing, but there can be a technical difference between the two. This difference can be boiled down to what type of species the green onion is grown from (a bulb-producing onion or a non bulb-producing onion). But the short answer is: For all intents and purposes they are the same thing.

Here&aposs the nerdy answer in case you&aposre interested: Scallions are a part of the genus and species Allium fistulosum, which is also referred to as the Japanese bunching onion. This specific species of onion doesn&apost form a bulb.

Green onions, on the other hand, can be another name for a scallion (like how rectangles can be squares). But they can also be an Allium cepa, which is the latin name for those red and white onion bulbs you picture when you&aposre told to chop an onion (also called a "bulb" onion). In this case, it just means that your green onion was harvested early before the white onion bulb was formed. Most of the green onions you&aposll find at the grocery store are Allium fistulosum.

Both green onions and scallions look exactly alike: they have long, hollow green stalks and a small white stems. Both have a more mild taste than regular onions. But if a green onion is an Allium cepa, then it might have a stronger taste than a scallion (this is the only difference you might notice while cooking).

Supplies for Whitewashing Furniture

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  • Water-based primer (we used Kilz!)
  • White latex paint
  • Technique Glaze
  • 220 Grit Sand Sponge
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cotton rags or cut-up old t-shirts!
  • Chip brushes

Before you can jump right into the glazing, you need to rough up the surface a little bit so the whitewash mixture has something to ‘grab onto’. You don’t need to put much effort into it, but just make sure that you’ve taken the sheen off and it has a more matte finish.

Mix 1 part glaze, 1 part white paint, 1 part white primer together with a paint stick. My vessel of choice was a red solo cup. HEHE! Brush on a thin, streaky coat in the direction of the wood grain, and then quickly wipe it away before it has a chance to get tacky… leaving white in all the crevices of the wood. Remember, all brushing and wiping goes in the direction of the woodgrain!

You guys, this was SO EASY. And ended up making a huge difference for this piece!

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVE this look. It’s so organic and beautiful. And it maintains the integrity of the wood, without feeling boring.

I love how the drawers have individual square sections (that almost look like individual drawers). And since I’ve always secretly lusted over card catalogues (NOT the price-tag), I decided I wanted hardware on each little section… to give the illusion that it has many smaller drawers! My lover drilled the holes, and I put on the new hardware… which was 70% off at Menards. (similar to these)

Isn’t it amazing how quickly wiping on paint and immediately wiping it off can completely change the look of a piece of furniture? It almost has a farmhouse feel now. But I also think this look could go with just about any style of home décor. Like something straight out of Restoration Hardware!

When people ask me what my favorite piece of furniture is, it’s a close tie between this secretary, and our credenza.

I love to move this thing around to different spots in my house, and display it in different ways. Here it is in a corner of our dining room.

Do you have a piece of furniture that could use a little update like this? You should try this technique! And if you do, tag us in your pics on social media (@RealityDaydream on Instagram and Facebook) so we can see! Happy weekend.

10 Ideas for Playing With Bubbles

These 10 creative ideas for playing with bubbles will inspire active, hands-on play that won’t break the bank!

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Today, we have some super creative new ideas that are guaranteed to change the way you look at that big bottle of bubbles sitting in your garage. Blowing bubbles is an awesome oral sensory and oral motor activity for kids. So what are you waiting for? Grab the kids and head outside for some fun!

10 Fun Ideas for Playing With Bubbles

1 || Pop them with different body parts. Try your toes, your elbow, and your nose!

2 || Concentrate on your breath and breathe slowly, softly, deeply. Try quick bursts of breath. This is great way to teach kids to control and think about their breath!

3 || Make bubble snakes! Take an empty plastic water bottle and cut off the bottom. Duct tape or rubber band and old sock over the opening. Dip the sock into bubble solution or a mixture of dish soap and water. Have kids blow into the mouth of the water bottle and create a really cool bubble snake!

4 || Jump to pop bubbles! Blow bubbles low to the ground for your child and see if he can jump up and pop them.

5 || Make your own bubble wands with a pipe cleaner and beads!

6 || Try to catch bubbles! Put a sock over your hand and try to catch a bubble that you blow without it popping! The sock will help!

7 || Make a painting. Mix some bubble solution with a touch of washable paint. Dip your wand in and blow bubbles onto a piece of white paper. Voila…masterpiece!

8 || Simon Says….blow a big bubble, blow a bubble inside a bubble, blow a tiny bubble, blow 5 bubbles, etc….what else can you think of?

9 || Bubble Blast. How many bubbles can you blow with just one breath?

10 || Keep it up! Blow a bubble and try to keep it in the air the longest by blowing up at it gently. Count to see how long you can go!

If you’re putting together home programs for kids and families to try on their own, print a copy of the freebie and place it in a sealable bag with some bubbles! Just type your name and email address in the boxes below to have the freebie sent to your inbox!

More Creative Ideas for Playing With Bubbles

1 || Bubble Painting from Meet the Dubiens
Create a work of art with your bubbles! Mix up some vibrant colors and let your little bubble blowers loose to make their own masterpieces!

2 || Homemade Bubble Wands from Sandy Toes and Popsicles
We’re in love with this brilliant idea! Create your own bubble wands in all different shapes and sizes – the final product is adorable and would be the perfect thing to have on hand at your next cookout or kids birthday party!

3 || Mega Bubble from Inner Child Fun
Check this out…the world’s biggest bubbles!! Valerie from Inner Child Fun shows you how it’s done – your kids will be in love!

4 || Bubble Party! from One Charming Party
You’ll never believe all of the creative options for turning household items into bubble wands! Best bubble party ever!

5 || Glow in the Dark Bubbles from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Try this out at your next slumber party – your kids won’t be disappointed! The glowing bubble recipe is super simple and looks SO cool!

6 || Teach Your Child How to Jump Using Bubbles from The Inspired Treehouse
There are lots of great ideas for teaching your child how to jump in this post. Try the one using bubbles next time you’re outside with your little ones!

7 || Rainbow Bubble Snakes from Housing a Forest
Easy setup, easy materials, AWESOME result! Kids will love making their own rainbow bubble snakes!

8 || Blow a Frozen Bubble What Do We Do All Day?
Every once in awhile (like every year), the spring weather in Cleveland doesn’t cooperate. We get some COLD days sometimes all the way into April. Here’s a way to occupy the little ones on your next chilly day!

9 || Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles from Fun at Home With Kids
This stuff looks amazing! The perfect addition to your classroom sensory table or just a great way to entertain the kiddos in the back yard.

10 || Worry Bubbles from Kids Relaxation
First of all, blowing bubbles mindfully is a great way to bring kids’ attention to their breath. Deep breathing is a great way to help kids calm their bodies and minds down in a healthy way. This Worry Bubbles activity adds a great visual element that helps kids deal with worry and anxiety.

What are your favorite ways to play with bubbles? Have your kids invented any creative ways to play with them?

Share them in the comments below!

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