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!