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Covid-19 Survival Guide🦠

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Our Sparklers!

We hope you are all doing well during this trying time for our country. It has really been quite unbelievable hasn't it? All of us here at SIP have been trying to make sense of this and really thinking about what we can do to help. We weren't planning to do a blog post until Easter but decided a blog post would be good to help some of you prepare or deal with what is happening, and help keep the kiddos entertained during the break as well. Our schools here in Utah have been closed for at least two weeks.

I just wanted to show you a few things I have come up with to help make the next couple weeks a little easier and fun. It's all about routine in our house so if I can have a plan, we will all be much happier!! ☺️

Kid's Craft During Quarantine

 
My kids are all about crafts as I'm sure yours are too. I made it a goal to keep this unexpected time as inexpensive as possible.

I went to the Dollar Store and made my girls this craft tote.

All new art supplies; canvas, construction paper, pipe cleaners, stickers, paint, etc. And I also got a few learning books they have for my kid's ages. This whole tote cost under $15 total and will make for lots of creativity! Even though we already have most of these items, something about it being new really excites my kids and having their own little tote makes for no fighting over who gets what color! 

 
I also saw this cute "bowling" idea with just using cups and a ball. Which I'm sure most of you already have. You can play with neighbors, play it outside, etc. Great idea for toddlers!

Germ Soap Experiment


I'm sure a lot of you have seen the videos of the germ experiment using water, pepper, and soap. I wanted to show my girls why we are so adamant about hand washing several times a day and always when coming inside the house. Especially now!


All you need to do is fill a bowl with a little water, and put pepper in it. Then have your child put their unwashed finger in the pepper water. Let them see all the "germs" (pepper) on their finger. Then dip their finger in the soap and do it again in the water. They will see all the pepper float away from their finger. The soap reflects the germs and this is a great visual activity so they can really understand what hand washing does. My girls thought this was so cool!

Our COVID-19 Daily Schedule For Kids


To wrap some ideas up, here is a daily schedule example that we will be using in our home. The reality that it will actually go as planned is slim, but one can hope! Haha. And also, a list of free online learning websites. My girls love to do learning apps or sites, so we will definitely be looking into all of these and letting them stay in the school mode as much as we can.

Finally, we really wanted to express to all of you that our thoughts and prayers go to everyone. This can be scary for kids and even us as parents. But if we can all focus on the positive and see the good in this situation, things will improve much quicker. We have strangers helping strangers, buying necessities for elderly, or those less fortunate. That is what we all need to do. 

That being said, we wanted to offer a different kind of giveaway for this blog. We want to help some of those in need. Whether it's yourself, or a family member or friend, we want to give back a couple of gift cards to stores for some family necessities. We will be giving away gift cards for Visa and Venmo! We know our giveaways are normally for our store, but there are families who need this more and that's what we're going to do!

TO ENTER: Comment on this blog post if you or someone you know could use a little help. No need to specify a name, we will reach out to you if you are a chosen winner and get the details. But let us know what some struggles are and some necessities or items you or a friend are having a hard time finding during this time. We wish we could help all those who enter, but we will do as much as we can for those who really could use some help. Let's all work to make the world a better place! Winners will be carefully chosen and notified in a few days.

Thank you! 💗

 

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  • Jessie Cozzens

    Katrina Trapp

    Was a great read. Especially the germ soap experiment.

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    Marlee

    Great ideas. Thanks!

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    BIanca

    Thank you! ❤️

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    CASSANDRA

    Great idea thanks so much 🥰

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    Nicole

    I needed new websites for the kids!

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    Ant

    Thank you is very informative, love schedule, and the website , and the game you have I am going to try it with my twins daughters.

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    Gloria Adier

    Great ideas!!

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    NIkki

    We are definitely going to do some of these!!!

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    Bailey

    Love the ideas!

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    Breanna Warren

    Beauty of this whole company

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    Krystal Smith Satterfield

    Great ideas

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    Rasheka Moore

    Great ideas. Love it!

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    JULIA SPENCE

    SUCH GREAT AND AWESOME IDEAS

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    ALma

    Great ideas!

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    Amber

    This is so awesome

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    katelynn

    love this

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    Brittany

    Great article!

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    Becca Boyd

    Great ideas

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    jami martinez

    Love the ideas!

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    Danielle

    Such great ideas! I’m going to try a few with my kids!

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    Kayla Griffin

    Thanks for these awesome ideas! ☺️

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    Doris Salazar

    Thanks this was awesome.

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    Sarah HAZLETT

    Absolutely wonderful

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    TRicia

    This is awesome thank you for the share

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    Taylor

    Awesome! Thanks

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    Alexis Martin

    Three girls and a toddler boy, this guide was very insightful! Thank you!

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    Tiffany Phillips

    Thank you for sharing!!

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    Raeleen Rager

    Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas. 🥰🥰

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    erica

    great info thanks!

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    Sarah Steward

    What a great idea

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    Courtney

    Nice idea!!

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    Kristin Gaskamp

    Very informative.

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    Stephanie Rodriguez

    Love this idea!!!

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    Jodie P

    This is great info, thank you for sharing!

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    Niqua J

    Love it 🙏🏾

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    Kathy Bailey

    This was a great site. So much information.

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    Kathleen B

    Great to help others especially at this time

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    Samantha

    I’m so glad I heard about this site. I ordered clothes for my daughter that came in today! I am so pleased with the quality & the fit! I’m so excited to buy more stuff! Then I find out about this blog on here and I’m super excited to keep reading more of these in my spare time along with doing the bowing activity with my 1 & 3 year old!!! #LovingSparkleInPink

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    jenna Lavoie

    Such wonderful ideas thanks for sharing !!

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    CIndy

    This truly is amazing during all of this & I couldn’t be more proud of this group & shopping here over most places for my daughters cloths. Love these ideas to do with the kids also bc I know mine are going crazy here in Oklahoma!

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    Rachel

    Thanks for all the good ideas!! 🥰

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    Amy

    Love this

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    Natalie Brownlee

    Love it 😍

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    Kalista Wells

    love this

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    Katelynn SQUIRES

    Great idea !

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    Qwyntnn PAtt

    Such great ideas

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    Becky

    I love the activity tote as well as the germ lesson. I’m a First Grade teacher and will be passing this lesson onto my students. Thanks!

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    Tammy Brys

    This was so much help and what a great schedule you have for your family . Thank you for sharing and God bless you all in this Survival time.

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    Candace Schwarz

    I just found your website today on honey and I am in love with it. I absolutely love all your craft ideas. My daughter loves crafts and I am so excited to share some of your ideas with her. Tomorrow is her 5th birthday and we had planned to take her to Disney(her absolute favorite place) but a stay at home order and Disney’s closer has changed all that. We are now having a Alice In Wonderland Tea Party by our pool and making tents I side for a movie night. I am having to make her cake because none of the bakery’s are doing personalized cakes. She is being an absolute angel about all the changes to her special day. Thank you for the extra ideas.

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    Cassandra Perkins

    Great ideas! Me and my kids have still kept routine during this time. We feel, as parents still working, it’s best to keep them on a routine schedule as well.

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    Was a great read. Especially the germ soap experiment.

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    Great ideas. Thanks!

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    Thank you! ❤️