Relaxing Lavender Water Bin

We have big plans for our Summer Play series this month!  You may have seen our post  Play The Summer Away: Water Bin Play by The Sugar Aunts post last week where we let everyone know we are joining Jaime over at Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails  in this fun water bin play series.  Each Monday in July we are planning a different themed water bin.  You will be able to see Jaime’s version and ours.  We are very excited to see the two different versions of a same theme and by the end of July, share 10 different water bins with you.

We started July off right with a Relaxing Lavender Water Bin.
This was very easy to throw together:
purple finger paint
purple glitter
 scraps of purple plastic table cloths
clear plastic cups for pouring and transferring…and scooping, and dumping…
dried lavender/cloves/rosemary
 and a few drops of lavender oil
The scent was the best touch for this! Completely relaxing and we all played in the water loving the smell of lavender and cloves!   We just used an under the bed storage bin and it was perfect for scooping and pouring the water.  Baby Girl loved dumping the water, scooping it up, and pouring the purple water into cups.
 We’ve used this storage bin before for water play and Baby Girl knows where the fun is…getting right in the water!
I love the glitter on Baby Girl’s little legs 🙂
And the driveway is only slightly glittery.
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Outdoor Lawn Games

Have a birthday party to plan this summer?  How about a play date or a neighborhood full of friends who love to run and play?  Or maybe just want to get outside on the lawn and enjoy a summer day with gross motor play?

Gross Motor Summer Lawn Games

We three Aunts had a family reunion on the calendar recently.  We had the job of coming up with games for the big party and decided to look around the internet for some inspiration.  We hit up some fellow bloggers for their best outdoor play posts and put together this list of outdoor games perfect for a summer party.  There are some great ones here!
Rainbow Outdoor Games by Coffee Cups and Crayons
Water Balloon Number Splash by And Next Comes L
Giant Chalk Keyboard by And next Comes L
Pool Noodle Train Tracks  by Play Trains
Water Balloon Letter Learning by Reading Confetti
Spray Bottle Target Practice by My Buddies and I
Backyard Balance Beam by Mama Papa Bubba
Water Balloon Games for Kids by Local Fun For Kids
Water Balloon Games for Kids by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Dandelion Games by The Plesantest Thing
Simple Summer Fun Games by Fantastic Fun and Learning
Frog Cubes by Craftulate
Pom Pom Games by 3 Dinosaurs
Water Balloon Towel Toss by Love, Play, Learn
Inexpensive Balance Beams by Glittering Muffins
Games With Pool Noodles by Growing a Jeweled Rose
We put together a few games for our family Reunion and got a few pictures.  Watch for the blog post soon 🙂