PLAY into your Parenting: National Bikini Day! - The Bodhi Tree and Stacey

JULY 5th is National Bikini Day!


Of COURSE you can choose to make it Bikini Day any day you choose.

Food ideas:

Pancakes, waffles & toast can all be cut into triangles & placed on the plates to look like bikinis!  Cheese, sliced deli meats & pita breads all could too! What about two fried eggs for the top & bacon strips made into the bottoms! Or just bikini briefs for the men in your life, this is all in the name of fun!

 

Craft ideas:

Using what’s available in your house or you may need to get a few things from the store.  

Paper, pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, paint or pastels. Cut out triangles of all shapes & sizes, add any size & shape ribbons for the ties.  Cut out the same from fabrics. Use this template to make paper doll chains, decorate each one with a different bikini!

 Book ideas:

Already on your shelf, get it from the library or borrow it from a friend.

https://www.amazon.com/Wienies-Bikinis-Nadine-Poper-ebook/dp/B0149F93TU/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=bikini&qid=1562005256&rnid=1000&s=books&sr=1-11

https://www.amazon.com/Bikini-Bottom-Riddles-Spongebob-Squarepants/dp/0689878753/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=bikini&qid=1562005256&rnid=1000&s=books&sr=1-14

https://www.amazon.com/One-Only-Wolfgang-rescue-family/dp/0310768233/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=bikini&qid=1562005256&rnid=1000&s=books&sr=1-8

https://www.amazon.com/Bikini-Bonini-Queen-Cul-sac/dp/1719052433/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=bikini&qid=1562005256&rnid=1000&s=books&sr=1-6

 

Classroom ideas:

This section will be back in September xo

 

Mindful Minutes:

Time spent together doing something that acknowledges the day.

Talk to your child about summer time comfort in bathing suits.  What feels best on their bodies, not only in shape & size but in colour & patterns?  As parents we are looking for protection & suitability for the adventures they need them for, it’s a great time to actually have them think about bathing suits as another form of personal expression.  Do they feel cooler & more free in a bikini? Or in bikini briefs only? Or does being in a full piece in full floral have them feel more comfortable. It’s fun to ask & to see what would really have them feel their best.  

 

Doing fun things with our children creates a deeper connection with them.  

With deeper connection we create opportunities to talk, to laugh & to be seen experiencing joy, which is so important! Love, Stacey

 

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