Summer Ideas


TINY BUBBLES! GIANT BUBBLES!

Start with homemade bubble solution:

3 cups water1 cup dish soap1/4 cup corn syrup

Mix all ingredients and let sit overnight.

For tiny bubbles, dip a flyswatter into the solution and shake. For giant bubbles, pour solution into a wading pool (add more if needed). Add a hula hoop to the bottom of the pool. Take off your shoes and socks and step in. Pull the hula hoop up to your shoulders, or over your head. You will be inside a giant bubble!


Sand Castle Keepers

1 cup water

1/3 cup flour

6 cups of sand (sifted for purity and fineness)

Place water and flour in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened (about 2 minutes). Add this mixture to the sand in a large bowl, and stir. Using margarine tubs and yogurt containers, build a sand castle on a foil-covered cutting board. Let dry one day before adding toothpick flags. Let dry two days before handling.


Since allot of us care givers usually have school age children through the summer I find it best to gear the summer fun towards fun only. We set most of our enrichment aside and focus on a weekly theme. So far we have done Giggles & Games ( each child has a day to bring their favorite board game as well as play a few old favorites) Sports week( each day is set aside for a sport) we also made sun visors. Circus week( we put on a circus and did animal related activities. Beach week( water activities only, sponge, paintbrush, swim, etc.) Campout week( set up a tent, pj day pillow fights, hot dogs smores, a nature walk. We have had a blast so far. Use your imagination and keep parents informed of the schedule and you will have a successful summer program!


Take one day to be your WATER DAY. Put your children’s swimsuit and water shoes on. Fill some containers full of water. Put water toys into the containers, and let your children have fun. If you have enough budget, you can buy water sprinklers for kids. Let the water sprinkle on your kids. It is the fun things to do for this Summer.


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.