KIDS + COVID-19: Optimizing Children’s Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak
BCB Spirit Week: Dress Like Your Favorite Color Day
By Lindsay Pinchuk
Posted on March 23, 2020
It’s day one of BCB Spirit Week: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR! BCB wants to lift everyone’s spirits….AND give you guys something fun to take you throughout the week. It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, you can never have enough positive spirit. Today we’re bringing you colorful activity ideas for your littles and bigs, great colorful reads, and some awesome mealtime and recipe ideas. PARENTS, at the end of the day, scroll to the bottom. You’ll find a link to some color drink options for happy hour!
Make sure to share your spirit on Instagram! Tag @bumpclubandbeyond #BCBSpiritWeek in all of your pictures for the chance to be featured AND to win awesome prizes. Spread the word and let your friends know!
ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLES
Find 10 things in your house that match the color of what you are wearing (for kids 3-6)
Go on a color scavenger hunt with your kids. Write all the colors on a piece of paper in their own color, and ask your kids to find an item of each color.
The activating ingredient in these kid-safe Elmer’s slime recipes is contact lens solution, but you need contact solution that lists boric acid as one of its ingredients. It’s the boric acid that makes it possible to make slime without using Borax.
Pour 4 oz. of your glitter glue into a bowl. A bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue is 6 ounces, so you won’t use quite all of it. We didn’t measure; we just eyeballed it, leaving about a half-inch of glue remaining in the bottom of the bottle.
Next, add the baking soda to the glue, and give it a good stir.
And now, for the magic ingredient – the contact lens solution! Prepare to be amazed!
Add your contact lens solution to the glue and baking soda mixture. Immediately, your glue will start to congeal and turn to slime. Stir the slime ingredients around until most of the contact solution is mixed in, and then get your hands in there and start kneading it.
The slime may stick to your fingers at first, but you can just give your hands a squirt of contact lens solution, and it will slip right off.
Check out some of our favorite STEM projects from Sciencebuddies.org:
Check out Getepic.com for access to a whole library of free books for the next 30 days. Some of our favorites about colors include:
Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Press Here by Herve Tullet
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney
MEALTIME WITH COLORS
We know that ingredients may be limited during this time. We’ve included some ideas for colorful treats, but there is no need to run out for ingredients. If you don’t have them and want to make them, you can always save the recipe for later.
A great idea is to have your kids come up with a list of meals and food that are made of their favorite color. See what you have in the house and try to have them make a lunch with food featuring ONLY their color.
Please share any pictures and other recipes of rainbow and colorful treats that you make today or throughout the rest of the week! Tag @bumpclubandbeyond and #BCBspiritweek so that we can share! Here’s one of our favorite recipes that we found, perfect for today!
Photo from General Mills.
LUCKY CHARM BAR RECIPE from Danielle Marelli, Pastry Chef at Travelle at the Langham in Chicago
Makes two 9 x 13 pans
1 cup butter
1 tsp salt
32 oz of marshmallows
24 oz of Lucky Charms Cereal
1/2 cup of sprinkles
Melt butter in a large pot
Add marshmallows and stir until melted
Remove from heat and fold in sprinkles and cereal until evenly coated
Press into 9 x 13 pan or half pan sheet
Now that you’ve made it through day one of BCB Spirit Week, we have a special treat for YOU! CLICK HERE for our colorful cocktail ideas to round out the day!
Make sure you’re sharing your spirit on Instagram! Tag @bumpclubandbeyond #BCBspiritweek for the chance to be featured and to win some awesome BCB goodies and prizes!
Make sure to join us again TOMORROW for TEAM TUESDAY! Plan to show your team by wearing your favorite teams colors or clothing. Tune in tomorrow morning for more! For the FULL SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE CLICK HERE.
Stay tuned for for more the Bump Club and Beyond Team. We’ll be providing you many ideas for things to do over the next few weeks when we’re home with our kids right here. Check it out for ways to keep busy, Amazon Prime haul for keeping kids entertained, 101 Movies for Parents, online activities, virtual fitness and MORE! We’ll be updating our ideas for you and your family daily.
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