SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES

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If you are looking for fun ways to celebrate the season of Summer, try a few of the following activities that can be found on FranW.com…

*Celebrate Summer! – What do you do to celebrate the summer season? Use the activity suggestion to help make the summer a little more fun.

*Bubble Solution – Experiment to find out what ingredients make the biggest and best bubbles.

*Nature Backpack – Before your next outing, pack up a few items that will help make exploring nature a little more fun and informative.

*Child Friendly First-Aid Kit – Make a small chemical and medicine free first-aid kit that kids can take with them and use for minor scrapes and bites.

*Hula Hoop – Activities that can be done with a hula hoop, a link to the history of hoops, and videos about how to hula hoop and some of the amazing things people can do with them.

*Outdoor Charades – Make being outside a little more fun with a game of outdoor charades.

*Bottle Toss – Make a bottle toss game from recycled items.

*Bottle Cap Stamps – Make stamps from recycled caps and lids. Suggestions for use and instructions for the game, Code-Breaker included.

*Tic-Tac-Toe Game – Make a tic-tac-toe game from recycled items and learn about the history of the game.

*Ghost In The Graveyard – A fun game that can be played at night.

*Glow In The Dark Putty – Recipe for making a homemade putty that glows.

4th of July Activities – Activities that make America’s Independence Day a little more fun! Includes: The US Flag, The Declaration of Independence, The Star Spangled Banner, Fireworks, recipes, crafts and more!

Animals on FranW.com
Bats – There are two different bat posts here on FranW.com: Bats and a Bat Resource page.
Bats has 2 sound game suggestions in addition to a few extra links and a research question and the Bat Resource page has over 30 links that relate to bats on it.

Butterflies – A long list of research resources, questions, and hands-on activity suggestions.

Dolphins – A long list of dolphin resources, including cams, information pages and videos.
Fireflies – Resource page. Links to firefly activities and information.
Glow-Worms – Resource page/research project. Links to glowworm activities, information and videos.
Lizards – Resource page. Lots of links to information and activities for lizards.
Owls – Resource page. Links to owl related sites, fun facts and activity suggestions.

Fun Foods on FranW.com

*Solar Cooking – Harness the power of the sun to cook up a meal or a snack and find out more about solar ovens.

*Blueberries – July is National Blueberry Month! Resources to find out more about this fruit and recipes, such as homemade blueberry topping, can be found here.

*Watermelon Day – Watermelon Day is August 3rd but this yummy fruit can be eaten all summer long. I offer links and an activity in this post.

*Strawberry Craze – This mini strawberry research project is filled with questions to explore, experiments such as extracting DNA from a strawberry, a recipe for a strawberry breakfast sundae, plus links and videos.

*Chocolate – Learn about the history of chocolate, make an old fashioned chocolate egg cream, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate bath soap, and chocolate lip balm.

*Ice Cream – Make ice cream in a bag, find out why you get a “Brain Freeze” and the history of this frozen treat.

*Marshmallows – This post features S’mores with a twist, information about marshmallows, and lots of resources.

Resources Outside of FranW.com

Still Learning Something New puts out a monthly calendar with monthly food themes, birthdays, events, holidays and much more. Check out the June, July and August calendars for more info.

DLTK: Summer: Coloring pages, crafts, poems, printables, recipes, puzzles, and other links.

Enchanted Learning: Summer –  Activities, crafts and worksheets for summer.

Kids Party Fun: Beach Party!!! –  Great ideas for a day on the beach or for planning a beach party!

A-Z Kid Stuff: Rainy Day Ideas – Games and crafts for rainy days.

EEK!Rainy Day Activities – You will find things to create, brain teasers, things to read, experiments to do and coloring pages.

Wishing you a summer full of fun!
 
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