Easter Arts And Crafts

Easter Arts And Crafts

Easter Arts and Crafts is the perfect way to spend your day with the little ones this Easter. Home Depot or any of your nearby paint stores have a variety of paint chips for this particular craft. Grab as many as you like and enjoy a very fun way to decorate the house for Easter! This DIY (Do It Yourself) Paint Chip Garland is the perfect touch to create a very festive ambiance while creating memories as well. The white line in the middle of the paint chip almost mimics the look of a plastic egg!

1.) You can use the link below to print and cut out an egg template. Home Depot’s Behr paint chips have four colors per card, so you would cut them in half eliminating all white except for the line between the two color shades.

2.) Next trace the egg on the back of the card so there aren’t any residual pencil marks on the front, and then cut them out.

3.) Lastly, punch two small holes in the top of each egg with an extra small hole punch and very carefully thread them onto a piece of waxed cotton.

                          DIY Watercolor Wooden Eggs For Easter Basket

This is a very fun treat for your little ones and a way for them to be very creative. All you need are wooden Grimm style blocks in an egg like shape from your local arts and crafts store, watercolor and a paint brush.  Although liquid watercolors are very vibrant and bright, they are completely washable. They are also the most kid-friendly dyeing method and if you get a stain on your hands, it will wash off within 2-3 washes.

1.) Squirt some liquid watercolor into a container and provide a few eggs for your little one and enjoy watching them paint away!

2.) Once the eggs are fully painted, carefully set them on a paper towel to dry overnight.

3.) By the next day, you can set them out for an Easter egg hunt; put them in an Easter basket, or in an empty egg carton for them to enjoy playing with!

                               Let’s Enjoy Easter without Lice

With many visitors, fun activities in the community and heads touching during Easter egg hunts, we want to take lots of precautions to lice.  You can avoid this by keeping your children’s hair up in a bun or a braid, combined with our amazingly effective Preventative Spray. Visit our clinic to find out more about Lice Clinic of Americas very own, Lice Prevention Line of products.

Call 858-249-8337 to get yours today!

 

Celebrate 4th of July – Recipes and lice free day

Celebrate 4th of July – Recipes and lice free day

Fourth of July BBQ meatball recipe

With the Fourth of July coming up, we would like to share some amazingly easy, crowd pleasing recipes with you. All you will need for this first recipe is just these three ingredients: 1 18 ounce jar of smuckes grape jelly, 1 32 ounce bag of frozen fully cooked meatballs, and 1 18 ounce bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce.

1.Combine the BBQ sauce and grape jelly in a bowl or in the base of your slow cooker.
1. Add the meatballs and stir until they are fully coated with the sauce.
2. Lastly you will cook on high for 2-3 hours, the best part about this recipe is no one will know how easy it was to make!

BBQ Chicken Recipe
This next recipe is not too time consuming at all and its for sure bound to be a memorable family favorite! You will need: 6 bone-in-skin- on chicken thighs, 6 bone-in-skin-on chicken drumsticks, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, ½ teaspoon of allspice, 2 cups o ketchup, ½ cup molasses, 1/3 cup of bourbon, 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons hot sauce, 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic salt and lastly ¼ cup of brown sugar.
Directions
1. Gently place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet.
2. Add all of you spices together making a spice rub: Sprinkle spice mix and rub onto chicken.
3. Then cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours.
4. Next you will make the sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large pan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat.
5.  It is time to preheat the grill to medium low; oil when hot.
6. Cook chicken for 10 minutes, turnover and cook for 8 minutes longer.
7. Brush sauce on one side of the chicken, turn over and cook for 3 minutes.
8. Brush remaining side with sauce, turn over and cook for 3 minutes, or until cooked through.

Do Not Forget About Lice!

While celebrating this Fourth of July whether it is with family, friends or out in the community- do not forget about the risks of head lice! Put your child’s hair up, and warn them around head to head contact with other children. We at Lice Clinic America are always here for a “just checking” lice head screening anytime. Feel free to come to one of our locations nearest you!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair!

Family Fun & Wellness Fair: Gather the family! Once a year Pretend City puts on a health fair to kick off the summer just right! There will be plenty of entertainment, giveaways and endless activities for the WHOLE family to enjoy. There will be free developmental check ups and health screenings including hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index, height and weight, blood pressure and dental! wow! now that’s a sweet deal!

The Goal
Children receiving developmental screenings at their well-child visits is very important. The goal of the health and wellness fair is to educate parents on how to optimize their child’s healthy development and strengthen their skills. This event is one of the greatest in Orange County to receive resourceful material of value and speak with trained professionals about your child’s development.

When and Where
The Family Fun & Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Pretend City Childrens Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
949-428-3900
info@pretendcity.org
Don’t miss this wonderful day that Pretend City puts on because its going to be well worth it! Just this last year they attracted over 1,500 visitors and did over 2,000 screenings.

Lets not get Lice!
One more thing! Don’ t forget anytime the kiddos interact with others, especially at fun events, sleepovers, play dates etc, it is safest to put their hair up. Head lice is spread mostly by head to head contact. A lot of us mommies need to go to “You Tube” to find DIY videos to make our daughters hair look adorable in a up do! The benefits are endless because when our children’s hair is down and they come into contact with another infested person, the length of their hair is the length of the target for lice to be flung, or contracted from head to head contact.

 

At Lice Clinics of America we offer professional head lice removal services as well as screenings so if your kids have spent a good time with other kids and you want piece of mind or need to be treated, we are here for you.

 

 

Orange County Events for Egg Hunting

Orange County Events for Egg Hunting

It’s time to egg hunt and our children are all ready for it! Find out orange county’s events below! Pick one and have fun 🙂

EGGSTRAVAGANZA – city of IRVINE

Irvine park Rd Orange, CA 92869 9am-6pm (714)997-3968

Irvine Park Railroad hop on over with family and friends to enjoy the fun children can meet the Easter bunny as well as participate in several activities.

  • Meet the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, Train rides, Moon bounce, Hay rides, Cookie decorating, Carnival games, Face painting, Great food, coloring corner, picture stands

EGGSTRAVAGANZA – city of BREA

This Sunday April 1st in the city of Brea is OC’s largest Easter egg hunt celebrating the fourth annual Easter extravaganza will include over 20000 eggs

  • New color splash rally
  • carnival game booths
  • relays
  • prizes
  • arts and crafts
  • face painting
  • and newly added another evening for the older folks millennial high school and Jr.High school students the night before on March 31st with $1000 in prizes

Tickets Eggstravaganza

Egg Hunt – MISSION VIEJO

With Easter coming up this weekend there are many affordable family events going on in the community. Saturday march 31st is the annual kid city Easter fair in Mission Viejo.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun from 11am – 2pm   at

Mount of Olives Church

Address: 24772 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Phone: (949) 837-7467

Activities include : Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, spin art, face painting, inflatable alley, rock climbing wall, 25″ slide, train rides and a variety of food trucks for lunch.

Nothing stops the fun like head lice and nothing is more disappointing than having to tell your children they may not enjoy all the fun activities or more embarrassing having to tell your family you cannot join because you or your child has contracted head lice. Although it is inconvenient,  Awareness is key with all the fun and family time there is a possibility you or your children may come in contact with head lice or someone who does here are a few prevention tips from Lice clinic of America are as followed

  • Sharing isn’t always caring lice is spread by head to head contact
  • teach your children to keep their hats and hair accessories to them selves
  • tie up hair in pony tails or braids
  • using Lice Clinics of America’s prevention spray keeps the bugs from attaching to your hair
  • cleanliness is the best prevention for infestation cleaning everything that comes in contact with your head

Weather you are looking to prevent or treat head lice, Lice clinic of America is always here to help give us a call we can schedule you an appointment same day!

 

 

 

Don’t let that extra Halloween candy go to waste

Don’t let that extra Halloween candy go to waste

Now that Halloween has passed you are probably finding that you have bags and bags full of candy left over which is too much for any one child to eat. We are here to give you some new ideas and help you turn that left over candy into a fun and exciting treat. There are so many options from chocolate to skittles and everything in between!! I’m sure this Halloween season you found there were some new candies out there that you didn’t even know existed.

How to turn a boring candy bar into something the whole family can enjoy

First we will start with the Reese’s which come in all kinds; there are the regular cups or the minis, all of which can be used to make delicious brownies. Throw in some Reese’s to your regular brownie mix and watch your kids eyes light up as they bite into this new creation.

What about all of the mini chocolate bars?

There are so many options and what we have found is you can melt down all of those yummy bars and make a fondue out of it. You will have a creamy and chocolaty treat that you can dip fruit or even other candy in.

Did you say Ice Cream?

Put some of the more fruity candy like skittles or jolly rancher in your ice cream or frozen yogurt and find that kids are even more excited for dessert. There are so many options to make your Halloween candy go from a burden to a new adventure and fun for everyone.

How can you get your child to do chores?

How can you get your child to do chores?

Cleaning around the house can be so hard,especially when you finally clean the whole house which takes hours, and your kids mess it up in 5 minutes. They have their chores to do daily but sometimes you ask them if those have been completed you get a frown or an excuse. Sometimes after a long day at work we don’t have the energy to argue about them doing their chores or homework.

How to make cleaning fun

Kids are natural helpers they want to do whatever you are doing or help you with your work. Switch the message from chores being a bother to chores being a good thing that will help you and the family make life easier. Make sure you give them chores that are age appropriate. Having a 3 year old putting away all of their laundry would be overwhelming. However helping put some cups in the kitchen or assisting you push the vacuum here or there are great ways to have your child help you. Children like to be of help so any small task you give them is probably going to be received as a great accomplishment. Make sure to give them validation afterwards so their love to do chores will grow on them.

Offer an invitation rather than a command

Use “we” or “us” rather than “you” when talking about doing the chores. You don’t need to offer praise with everything good your child does but once and a while tell them how they are such a great helper or how they are really making a difference at home. They might not want to help every chance they get but put on some music and make cleaning an activity rather then a chore and you will find they will be more willing to lend a hand.

How to stay lice free on Halloween

How to stay lice free on Halloween

Halloween is coming up and it can be such fun with your family from pumpkin carving to trick or treating, dressing up and eating candy until your tummy hurts.

We want to give you some tips to help you keep your family lice free during this Halloween season. Some of these things you might not have thought of while others you may already be doing. Dressing up can be so fun for you and your children! It is common to share customes, wigs and other decorative items with your friends so that you can be many different characters throughout  Halloween week, here’s some tips to stay lice free:

  1. When exchanging customes, pay special attention to anything hair or head related. Check wigs, hats, hair bands, etc for evidence of lice.
  2. Ideally wash customes and put them on the dryer before re-using. If you can’t put them in the dryer, put them in an air tight bag for 48hrs.
  3. Itching is normal after wearing wigs, if your child is scratching… don’t panic. Wash their hair and dry it out, section the hair in small pieces to look for evidence of head lice, most likely it’s just a scare!
  4. Sleepovers are very common during halloween wig. We don’t want to ruin the fun but we want to help you be ahead of the game! If your child has sleepovers scheduled, put a head lice preventative spray on his/her bag.

Being aware and on the watch is the best remedy to avoid infestations. If at the end your child ends up having head lice, relax, we got this! Give us a call or schedule online and we’ll help you out. At Lice Clinics of America we have a solution for every budget, stating at $39.99! Find out more here.

Learn something new while waiting in line.

Learn something new while waiting in line.

Summer is here and that means that you and your family will go on great adventures whether it is a plane ride or a road trip or even a ride down to the beach this warm weather brings some great fun in the sun. Think about what you have to do before you get to the adventure, usually it involves standing in line or waiting in a parking lot which gives your child a lot of time to play on all of their ipads or phones. Since they are on their devices anyway why not use it as a tool for fun learning. There are so many amazing apps these days available for free in either itunes or the google play store.

 

Counting caterpillars and reflex math are great ways to engage your child while having fun, you will see your child’s learning capability grow and eyes widen with excitement. Star Map and Learning Bird ID allow your child to broaden their horizons past the clouds and the sky while understanding their immediate surroundings as well. Teaching your child to read at a young age is so important to the early development and there are many amazing apps to help assist you, Hale’s Tale and Teach your monster to read are just a few of the great apps that we suggest.

Bluster and Mad Libs expand on storytelling, problem solving and spelling allowing your child to get ahead. All of these apps and more are specifically designed to benefit your child’s learning process and I know that angry birds is fun but lets help our children learn and grown. The next time you find yourself waiting at a counter or standing in a line take advantage of that time and watch them laugh, learn and have fun.

What are some healthy snack for kids?

What are some healthy snack for kids?

Today there are so many products and snacks out there for kids that are filled with sugar and fats that may taste good but they  may be harmful to your child’s health. All of these quick to go packaged snacks with high fructose corn syrup and MSG aren’t good for your growing and young child. Making lunches and snacks for you kids everyday can be hard and time consuming which is why we suggest packing all of the snack in baggies on Sunday so they can be ready for the rest of the week.

Fruits and veggies

Grab some carrots and strawberries maybe some blueberries and apple slices and put them in a Ziploc bag and use those for healthy snacks. Try using peanut butter in your celery sticks, add some raisins on top and you have a fun and nutritious snack for anytime.

Healthy Ice Cream

We know that some kids can be picky eaters and want to have ice cream or a popsicle for dessert let me give you a few options to help make your dessert less about sugar and more about taste. Some of these “all fruit” popsicles can actually contain artificial flavors and high trans-fat. Try making smoothies for your children instead, this way you can insure that your children are actually consuming something this is all fruit. They can eat the smoothies as is or you can freeze them and make them into popsicles, along with freezing the smoothies frozen grapes or strawberries can be a delicious treat for kids as well. If you have an ice cube tray try putting some yogurt in the tray along with some fresh fruit such as blueberries or raspberries.

Popsicles

Ideas to go Banana’s!

Bananas are a great source of nutrition and taste great too, here are some great tips to spice up your regular bananas. Pan fried bananas with some cinnamon sugar or dipping them in chocolate are great dessert ideas that will taste great and have your kids asking for more.

 

Lice Clinics of America is here not just to help with the Lice problem that so many families have dealt with, but our goal is to have happy and healthy kids. Join us in our venture!

Celebrating lice free Holidays Baking cookies

Celebrating lice free holidays baking cookies is the best! Now that you have checked your children and they are lice free, let’s celebrate!

Celebrating lice free holidays

We believe baking cookies is a great way to celebrate, and nothing better than celebrating that we don’t have lice or we have been treated to kill them! Spend the afternoon with your kids baking this simple recipe cookies. This cookie recipe is not only easy but healthy.

How to make flour less chocolate cookies?

In order to make this delicious and gluten free cookies you will need:

1 cup of peanut butter

1 egg

2/3 cup of coconut sugar

4 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees while you and your kids get ready to prepare the cookies. Have children’s aprons handy and make a chef hat with a sheet of paper and a staple. Your children would love to feel like they are the chefs of the night! Put them to work in a table away from the oven so that is safe for them. Prepare all the ingredients on a clean surface or place cooking sheet paper on top of the table.

We will mix the coconut sugar, peanut butter and the vanilla extract in a bowl first. Once the children have been preparing that mix, they can start mixing the cocoa powder and baking soda in a different bowl. Stir the ingredients from both bowls together. Ask your children to beat the egg and add it to the mix.

We will now start creating the cookies with little balls of dough and add in 3-5 chocolate chips in each. If you want you can always create a larger dough and cut it later with a cookie shaped cutter. Bake for 6-8 minutes and let it rest. You can always add some Christmas decorations to them – maybe some natural green frosting.

Enjoy your cookies with your children and celebrate the fact that this Christmas you beat the battle with head lice! Celebrate lice free holidays baking cookies.