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:
Want more ideas? Check out my Pinterest boards!
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
PreKinders rhyme cards
Nursery Rhymes – Kids Camp youtube channel
Pre-K Literacy activities, printables, & diplomas
Nursery Rhyme Units 1st grade
Pick Your Word colorful story cards for games
Sense in Nonsense math & science activities
The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes for curiosity’s sake
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.
- baking soda
- dish soap
- coffee filters
- clear plastic punch cups
- plastic spoons
- bag of misc junk
- measuring cup
- measuring spoons
- 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:
- Magnetic Pickups
- Fizz & Bubble
- Exploding Lunch Bag
- Music in the Kitchen
- Color Climbers
- Introduce Yourself to a Worm
- Levitate a Paperclip
- Paper Noise
- How to Jump a Mile
I plan on adding more experiments as the summer goes on.
Run on over to We Are That Family for tons of great tips!
It has already topped 100° in our neck of the woods. Time to stock the freezer!
Frozen Grape Kabobs will be a hit with my gang
These Rainbow Popsicles are so pretty
Make a Coke Icee in your ice cream maker
Freeze Pops look simple if you have a vacuum sealer
Strawberry Orange Juice Pops remind me of candy corn on a stick
Do you remember Pudding Pops?
What is the favorite frozen treat at your house?
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Raise your hand if you hear Sandy & Danny singing in your head! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, that is proof that you are waaaay younger than me.
Here are some ways to enjoy your summer nights:
~ May the force be with you while assembling these balloon lightsabers
~ Play toss with a glow-in-the-dark comet
~ Light up fireflies would be adorable in the flower bed
~ Star jars look magical (I can’t find the original link, but it is just glow-in-the -dark paint splattered on mason jars)
~ Burn off energy with some night games
~ Cool down from all the fun with a tasty glow cone
Do you have any summer night ideas to share?