Need an idea for summer vacation for your kiddos? I have a passion to encourage moms to HAVE FUN with their KIDS during SUMMER Vacation ❤
Do you need an idea to do during Summer Vacation or in celebration of Summer Vacation….well how about you let them practice cake decorating skills! The library has lots of free resources and the internet with U-tube has literally hundreds of free quick tutorials.
I have always done something fun with the kids when school was finished up and summer was beginning. When my youngest daughter finished her school I let her bake a cake and get out all the cake tips and decorate it all by herself. For a beginner, she didn’t do too bad!
This is one of those kitchen times to step back, Mamma, and let them HAVE FUN!!!! Don’t wait ’til it’s too late, that’s a recipe for regret.
Of course the whole kitchen was consumed by her fun (or mess some might say) but most importantly she had a wonderful time doing it! What a great opportunity to let your kids have fun and practice a skill at the same time. What a great way to start off a good summer — by having a School’s Finished cake decorating day!
Now, if cake isn’t your thing, I’m sure, like me, you have a bunch of cookie cutters that are for no special holiday laying around, and you never or rarely use them. Well how about getting those out and letting the kids decorate a batch of sugar cookies together. You could even make an extra tray of them, as we did one year, and share it with another family to help them celebrate the arrival of summer, too. Either way, it’s sure to start summer off with smiles!
I encourage you to have fun teaching your kids new skills. Spend time doing things together and enjoy the mess. I know it does make a mess and it makes a few more dishes getting it all out, but that’s part of learning. So then clean up as a team, even that can be filled with singing songs and working together and listening to their excitement about summer or a project or quilt they endeavor to make over their vacation time from school.
Do you have boys? Even when my boys were young, they enjoyed this end of the school year celebration – especially the eating part! I want to encourage you younger mama’s, you never know how years later, God will use what you are doing now, to shape them and use these experiences in their lives. You will always be glad you took the time to do things together!
Yes, years later my daughter really baked up all those cake mixes into 200 cupcakes for a wedding! You see I wasn’t thinking about opportunities ahead when they were young or what God would do with it, no I didn’t think of it way back then, I was just teaching them things at home and having fun with them like….. baking summer vacation cakes!
So ENJOY this summer vacation with your kids! Ask them something they might like to learn or bake or make, And then have fun doing one of those ideas they share ♥