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Monday, July 2, 2012

Lawn Salon

If you’re looking for an activity that will keep the kids busy for a while, hand them a pair of kid’s scissors and tell them to go give the lawn a haircut :)P1030872

(Don’t mind the moon sand on K’s hands…we spent a long time outside that day). When I was younger, my brother and I would go outside and give the grass a haircut. For me, it was time to keep my hands busy while I processed whatever was going on in my life. My brother and I named our lawn Harry and we would spend ages just cutting Harry’s hair.

This was a great activity for my boys because it really did keep them entertained for a long time but it also helped them improve their hand-eye coordination, scissor cutting skills and general dexterity.

The next day both of them begged to go back outside and cut the grass’s hair :).

I’ll be linking up to Money Saving Mom, Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library and Kids Get Crafty.


  1. I LOVE this idea! Maybe it is because our lawn is in desperate need of a haircut and our lawnmower is broken. Send your kiddos over here!
    I will definitely have to try this once our little ones are big enough to use scissors.

  2. Too funny! I did this with my kids but I was really hoping they'd cut the high grass along the fence edge but they said the grass in the middle was more fun to cut. doh.

  3. Love it!!!! Am I bad for thinking about what can go wrong? LOL

  4. That is so funny. Kids will do anything when you make it sound really fun. I boil eggs for breakfast and call them dinosaur eggs. The kids eat them all up! I am stopping by from Red Ted and am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What an amazing idea - with this weather the grass is wildly out of control! Thanks for sharing - I've come via Crafty Kids :)

  6. I am totally going to try that! Great skills too ;) Thanks for sharing on True Aim. Newest GFC follower. Love for you to return the follow when you can.


  7. oh my gosh..i thought I have heard and seen it all...this is definitely a new activity. thanks!! how funny..

  8. Such a fun activity Judy! How is house hunting going? Hope your having a blessed summer!!

  9. That's fun! My daughter's new love are scissors.... too bad our grass is too dead now though.