Oh wait. The long days. And children who will need things to do. Hmmm. If you were at our last meeting, we tried to tackle this issue a little bit and help each other brainstorm. I took the ideas that were shared and will list them out below, so feel free to use this as a resource this summer. And please continue to add ideas as you think of them.
1. Tape toilet paper rolls to wall and let kids drop items through them, landing into buckets etc... below them.
2. Get a big piece of styrofoam and some golf tees and let them kids push/pull them in and out of the styrofoam.
3. Sidewalk chalk
4. Finger paints
5. Dye colored water and put in ice cube tray. Let them dip sponges/brushes in and "paint" with them.
6. Planting: take a toilet paper roll, cut it in half. Get an old baking sheet, line up toilet paper rolls vertically and fill them with dirt. Put seeds in and water them. Once plant starts, move to flower bed.
7. Homemade "slime", made by mixing glue and borax and water.
8. Sensory bins
9. Water beads
1. Making reactions with baking soda and vinegar
2. make watercolor paintings and sprinkle salt on them while they dry
3. Fingerprint doodles
4. Googly eye pictures
5. collages from magazine papers
6. Make menus and play restaurant
7. Spray water that has been colored with food coloring
8. scavenger hunts
9. Summer adventure book: Make a book that the kids can record (draw pictures) of what they did each day
10. Mix shaving cream and glue, then paint with it.
11. Playdoh with spaghetti noodles
12. Make taped roads on the floor inside, or shapes out of tape.
13. obstacle courses
1. Shaving cream letters
2. Parade! Have your kids walk around and show off a toy or something, and you just sit there and watch!
3. Life size board games
4. Picnics in the yard with dress up theme
5. "camping" fort
6. Start a drawing and let them finish
7. Make dinosaur feet out of rectangle tissue boxes
8. Make "random acts of kindness" list.