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Have an at-home spa day with hair play and facials!
What you'll need: ¼ cup of pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, a ponytail holder, a brush.
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together. Pull all the hair away from your face and slather on the pumpkin mask. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then wash off.
Why they'll love it: Natural, healthy face masks like these will make your kid feel all grown up!
Write a heartfelt letter (or scribble a picture), seal it in a bottle and release!
Best for kids aged: 3 and up
What you'll need: Glass bottle with a cork, a piece of paper, and a pencil.
Directions: Have your kid write or draw a message to a pretend pen pal. When she's done, have her slip it in an empty bottle. Find the closest body of water to your house (it doesn't have to be an ocean!), take the drive or hike, and chuck it in!
Why they'll love it: The promise of having a pen pal in the future is almost too good to be true. And before you head out, tell her about the recent story of a boy who found a 24-year-old traveling bottle.
Take the age-old game inside for a fun, rainy day activity.
Best for kids aged: 4 and up
What you'll need: Colored tape, scissors.
Directions: Using sticky, colored tape, make a hopscotch grid as you would with chalk (go for carpeted or tiled areas). Jump!
Why they'll love it: This version eludes all the downfalls of its outdoor cousin -- no waiting in line, and no rain washing it all away.
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