Hey GEMS! There’s all kinds of fun things we want to do this summer, and we just realized we’re going to need some money! We figured you probably do too, so we came up with six ideas for how to earn $$ this summer. Make sure you ask your parents for permission before you try any of these. You might want to do these jobs with a friend and split the money. That’s even more fun!
Set up a table and chair in your yard by the street. Make a sign that says lemonade $1.00 (or whatever price you choose). Make some lemonade. You could also make iced tea. You’ll need some disposable cups and a cooler of ice. Sit by your lemonade stand.
As cars in your neighborhood drive by, hold up your sign. Jump up and down and wave at them to get their attention. If you can get them to stop, they won’t be able to say no to an iced cold drink!
Offer to walk their dog for neighbors, friends, or family. This is a pretty easy job, and fun, except for one thing.
Make sure and take two or three doggie bags with you because if the dog does it’s business, you have to pick it up. Ewww!
Show your report card to your parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. You never know, they might pay for good grades.
Don’t forget your grandparents. Our grandparents pay way better than our mom and dad!
We hope your summer is off to an awesome start. Put the emoji you chose in the comments!
Hey GEMS: Here’s a funny one for you!
Put the banana emoji in the comment if you love bananas. Hope you get lots of time to laugh this summer! xoxo from Evangeline.
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Super fun plush pillow! Evangeline loves fun art projects and especially crafts at home. Family friendly crafts for kids = Yay! ?
?GEMS this craft was so super fun! What kind of crafts do you like to make? Tell me in the comments! Hugs & Love!!! xo, Evangeline ???
What will you miss the most about school this summer?
Hey GEMS! Even though everyone is glad to see the school year end, there are also things that we all will miss about school this summer. Vote for what you will miss![socialpoll id=”2442091″]
We decided there are definitely some things about school we will NOT miss over the summer. We wondered if you feel the same. It’s time to vote for what you will NOT miss about school!
If there is something else about school you will NOT miss over the summer, put it in the comments.
Hey GEMS: The day we’ve been waiting for is almost here … the last day of school! We are so excited, and we bet you are too. It’s such a special day we think we should celebrate. Do you have something planned? Most schools have a half day, so you’ll have LOTS of time for something fun! Here are five ideas we came up with.
Bring Cupcakes to school and share them with your class. All your friends and your teacher will enjoy a treat to celebrate.
Ask your parents if they will take you to meet your friends at the theater. A Movie after school would be lots of fun.
Maybe you could meet your friends for pizza after school!
Finally it’s our Last Day of School Field Trip to the California Science Center! Watch our fun family vlog & funny field trip vlog moments.
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Hey GEMS: We think this is a great time to think about water safety because lots of pools are getting ready to open for the summer. Yay! We love going to the pool and we hope you do too!
If you haven’t learned to swim yet, don’t be embarrassed. And don’t miss out on the fun! You can learn to swim and have fun with all your friends at the pool this summer! Here’s how to start.
First get used to putting your face in the water, like Mercedes!
Practice in the shower or a sprinkler. Let the water run on your face.
The best way to learn to swim is to take swimming lessons, or have an adult teach you. But here are some things you can do until you can take lessons. Ask your parent to take you to a pool to practice. Find a pool with a lifeguard, and have an adult stay with you to be sure you are safe.
Get in the shallow end and walk around. Get used to the water and how it feels different than walking on land. Start with water at your knees, then go deeper gradually to armpits. At first you may be a little afraid. That’s normal. Don’t worry if this takes a few visits until you’re comfortable going this far into the pool.