Fun Summer Crafts

Our temps will soon be in the 100s every day, so I am making a craft store run this weekend to stock up on supplies for when it is too hot to go outside!

These are some of the crafts on our Summer Fun list:

Okra Stamps

Bouncy Balls

Weave a Jumprope

Foam Flyers

Beanbag Balls

Felt Farm Animals

Clothes Pin Wedding

Drinking Straw Flute

Avengers Bookmarks

Marshmallow Sculptures

Balloon Car

Light Up Fireflies

CD Hovercraft

Silly Putty


Want more ideas? Check out my Pinterest boards!

Teaching with Nursery Rhymes

teaching with nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes are an easy way to teach young children. They naturally love the playful rhythms and songs.

Nursery rhymes make a great co-op class too! I taught a preschool class and each week we would read the rhyme, act it out, and do a craft.

Here are some handy FREE resources:

Kiz Club  word cards & clip art

A Rhyme a Week  30 weeks of lesson plans

First-School  coloring pages, activities, crafts, seasonal themes

Nursery Rhyme ABCs  find & circle the letters

DLTK  worksheets, crafts, felt board

Virtual Vine  unit studies

St. Aiden’s Activity Packs  copywork

SparkleBox  posters, masks, sequencing & more

Hubbard’s Cupboard  Letter & Rhyme a Day units

Apples 4 the Teacher  sorted by topic

Kindergarten Rhyme Time

PreKinders  rhyme cards

Nursery Rhymes Tot Series

Read and Sing Little Books

Nursery Rhymes – Kids Camp  youtube channel

Pre-K Literacy  activities, printables, & diplomas

Nursery Rhyme Units  1st grade

Circle Time Cards

Rhymes Printables

Pick Your Word  colorful story cards for games

Printable Mini Books

Sense in Nonsense  math & science activities

Nursery Rhymes Pocket Chart

Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes  for curiosity’s sake


WFMW – Summer Science Box

I got this idea from Thrifty Decorating and it was a hit!!

I printed the experiments onto cardstock, along with the box rules, and put them on a ring. The cards stay inside a storage baggie when in use. The tools are in a smaller tub, which sits inside of a large a tub that holds all of the experiment ingredients.

Leave me a comment if you would like me to email you my experiment card file.

Box Contents:

  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • dish soap
  • coffee filters
  • baggies
  • straws
  • string
  • clear plastic punch cups
  • plastic spoons
  • bag of misc junk
  • magnets
  • tongs
  • funnels
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • droppers

Box Rules:

  • Put newspaper or plastic tablecloth on the table.
  • Keep instruction cards in the baggie at all times.
  • Read all directions before starting
  • Wash & dry items completely when finished.
  • Put tools in the correct tubs.
  • Do not use items in tubs for anything but experiments.
  • Any arguing will get you banned from the box for 2 days.

Experiments I used:

I plan on adding more experiments as the summer goes on.

Happy Experimenting!!

Run on over to We Are That Family for tons of great tips!