This post was compensated by JELL-O brand. A few weeks ago, I shared how I was planning a group of Under the Water Family Activities for my daughter and family. We had our themed afternoon, and I’m excited to share the full recap of photos and tutorials. I’m not sure what my daughter enjoyed the most- the JELL-O gelatin Fish Bowl Fun recipe, the Seashell Under the Water Sea Creature craft, the Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft, or the Under the Water Catch Game! Take a look at our fun, and let me know which element your kiddos would enjoy the most. Since the Paper Plate Under the Water Jellyfish Craft needs drying time, we started with that first. We gathered these supplies:
- Blue fuzzy sticks
- Uncoated paper plate
- Paint brush
- Purple paint
- Hole punch
My daughter painted both sides of the paper plate purple. We let the paint dry completely. Then to complete the craft, I used a hole punch to add holes around the edge of the plate. My daughter pulled a fuzzy stick through each hole. Then we knotted the fuzzy sticks to secure them. I then simply punched a hole in the center with a pencil. I looped a fuzzy stick through the center hole. And then I knotted it on the under side of the plate. We did this craft first, not only for drying time, but also because the Under the Water Jellyfish makes for a great party decoration! At this point, the kids were asking for a snack. I brought out the Fish Bowl Fun that I made with the JELL-O berry blue flavor gelatin. The recipe uses few very ingredients and is easy to make. My kids thought that discovering the fish in the “water” was an excellent find! This recipe tasted great and was a perfect fit for our Under the Water theme. In our house, we have to keep everything fair, so making a recipe in single serve cups was a great fit for our little family. It was definite Fish Bowl Fun! Grab the recipe here! Of course, my boys’ favorite activity was playing in the water. It started with an Under the Water Catch Game, but eventually evolved into plain ol’ water splashing. I used fish nets and bath toys to create a fun fishing game. I filled up a huge bucket with water, and the boys splashed and caught fish to their hearts’ content! Our final activity was the creativity-inspiring Seashell Under the Water Sea Creatures. This was a great craft to use up extra seashells that we had brought home from the beach. We gathered sea shells, paints, a paint brush, glue, wiggly eyes, and felt pieces that I had cut into sea creature shapes. My daughter painted the sea shells. She then glued the dried sea shells to the felt pieces. And then she glued on wiggly eyes. The finished result was the cute little Under the Water Sea Creatures! Our Under the Water Family Fun afternoon was a blast! Recreate these Under the Water themed activities with this giveaway for a $100 gift card! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Thanks to JELL-O brand for allowing me to partner with them to create an Under the Water themed fun time! I had a blast. Already planning to try this at home with your little ones? I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments below. For more inspiration visit: https://jello.com.
What fun activities to celebrate under the water fun! Love all the craft and the super cute JELLO treat!
Charity Castillo says
Such cute ideas! Thanks!
The Jello cups turned out so cute! Perfect idea for a summer play date! I will have to try! Love the craft ideas too. Thank you for the giveaway!
All of these ideas would make for such a fun day with my kids! Thanks for the ideas!
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I love the cups of jello. What fun!
These are such fun activities and I love the Jello! Very cute idea and great for fine motor activities. I know my nephews would love this. I’ll save them for when I take them out again.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This is so cute!! My niece and nephews would love this!! I wish I had seen this a few days ago before my daughter left on her trip…she loves doing stuff like this with them!
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt says
What a fun fun idea!!! Thank you for sharing
Joanne T Ferguson says
I am a big fan of Jello from when I was little! I love the fun, family memories Jello brings! We still talk about activities like these from a long time ago!
Our five year old loves Jello, so I am definitely going make him this jello treat!! He would love it 🙂 And I love the activities too making for a super fun day!!
There are some really awesome ideas here. I love the “blue” underwater theme.
Super cute idea and a yummy one too! Saying hello from the creativity unleashed link party!
What fun ideas! My kids love anything to do with sea life.
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