Certainly plenty of bugs to find in the summer! Here are a few ideas for making your bug scavenger hunt.
Traveling this summer? Before you take off why not let your child make his own travel kit? Not only will this involve him in the process, it will also give him something to look forward to using. A Few Things to Keep in Mind If you have visited your favorite online hangouts for ideas, you […]
Here is a summer fun activity with purpose: create a photographic summer wrap-up collage! Have your child take digital pictures of those things he most enjoyed during the summer. The pictures can be of souvenirs, keepsakes, collections, places, or other reminders. Another option is to collect photos from online sources. For example, if your child’s […]
Ready for a summer fun activity for the entire family? Build paper boats! Besides being just plain fun, participants can learn a little math, practice their arts and crafts skills, and enjoy races and water fun. There are a variety of ways to build a paper boat. There are also materials to consider. How long […]
Develop skills in a fun way while staying active: Summer is a great time to enjoy a scavenger hunt!
Here is a fun summer activity from DestinationImagination.org: Roll-A-Challenge! Cut out the three dice on the printable download — “Use,” “Make,” and “That Will” — and tape them together. Gather the supplies listed on the “Use” dice. And you’re ready to go! By rolling the three die, kids will have over 200 different challenge combinations. […]
Radar & Weather Together is a 71-page illustrated download from the National Center for Atmospheric Research full of educational (and fun!) resources — “Engaging Hands-on Activities for Students” — and makes a perfect summer fun activity to keep ’em learning! The booklet contains 21 hands-on activities from five different categories: Light and the electromagnetic light […]
Ever wonder how bubbles get their shape? Or what makes them finally burst? Create giant bubbles and find out with this summer fun activity from Exploratorium. With dishwashing liquid (blue Dawn works best) and glycerine you can create enormous bubbles while learning: What shapes bubbles take (surface tension). How bubbles move (convection and air currents). […]
Whether you are looking for a fun way to wrap up summer or are already into your new year and would like a fun “welcome back,” young ones will enjoy these teddy-at-the-beach cupcakes! We found four different, but equally inviting, recipes to give you ideas for creating your own: Teddy-at-the-Beach Cupcakes Favorite, and easy, from […]
With summer coming to a close, some might enjoy a fun way to make a smooth transition back to school. Try watermelon science! These fun science experiments from the National Watermelon Promotion Board can help dust off the cobwebs while enjoying the last rays of the summer sun: Sun, Soil, and Watermelon A review of […]
Mothers are known for admonishing their children not to look at the sun. And with good reason — looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to our eyes. But that doesn’t mean you cannot see the sun’s spots. This summer fun activity from National Geographic provides a way to view the sunspots on […]
Ready to feel the heat with a fun summer activity that presents a learning challenge? The challenge: To build a solar water heater. To test it to see how high it can raise the temperature of the water. To continue testing and improve the design to get the greatest temperature change of the water possible. […]