7 Fun Summer Activity Ideas

This summer I won’t be posting quite as often, but I will try to post most Mondays (at a minimum)… and will keep FB going once or twice a day with some of our older posts.  In the meantime, I’ll be working on other projects to get ready for the fall. I’m working on a couple of cute math packets (addition/subtraction and multiplication), a packet on mammals, an ocean unit (with some *amazing* photos by a scientist  who studies deep sea creatures) and a few other things (time permitting!).  I have big plans, we’ll see how much time magically appears for me! :)  But enough of that!! Here are some fun activities your kids might enjoy!

Teddy Bear Adventures

ED and DD did an activity in Girl Scouts that has their minds whirling!! They made a camping/outdoor scene for a small bear.  They were so inspired by this that we then we spent a long time brainstorming all the other adventures Teddy will go on.  DD wanted me to type up a list — and so I’ll share it with you as well in case your craftsy-kid is interested! :)

TeddyGoesCamping

 

Teddy Bear Adventures List Printout

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Make a Bead Bowl: 

Last year, we had a lot of fun making these Bead Bowls. We had read about it online and found really easy to do! It took about 20 minutes.

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Last year we learned how to play Kick the Can.  This is DEFINITELY a game we have to play this summer!!

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Make a Sponge Ball

SpongeBalls

and use it for some Active Math Fact Fun!!  This post has 4 active math game ideas!

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Bubble Snake and Bubble Wands: Last year the kids really loved making big bubbles. This is another activity we’ll definitely repeat this summer!

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Your kids might enjoy making Bead Snakes and Lizards. I made an instruction sheet that you can download (free).

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Make Marbleized Paper

The kids really enjoyed making marbleized paper last year. The paper turned out really pretty and they used it to write long letters to their  relatives and friends.

Summer Activities Marbleized-Stationery

Hope you’re having a lovely summer! See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl

Don’t forget to look through our long list of  summer activities. It’s perfect for elementary and middle school kids.

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SummerActivityIdeas-Patches-ProjectsP.S. Soccer golf is another activity I should add to the list.  We played 9 holes for Father’s Day and it was really fun!!

 

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