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Home or Classroom Farm
This preschool activity can be worked on all week long. Or it can be a family activity to be worked on a bit each day either the week before or the actual week of National Farm Awareness Week.
Make a Family Tree
National Family Week is celebrated the week of Thanksgiving, but summer is a time when many of us see our relatives. Does your family have a family reunion planned? Try to collect pictures of your relatives.
Take a color walk with your children and let them find things in the neighborhood that are different colors.
Paper Plate Mobiles
This is a fun activity that can easily be customized to the season. Use a heart shape for a Valentine’s Day mobile, or a flower shape for a Mother’s Day mobile and it can be a very special gift. Or make a star shape and use patriotic colors to make a mobile for Memorial Day or 4th of July.
Decorate a Memory Box
Provide your child with a box and plenty of decorating supplies. Let them make a special box to collect their memories, or let them make a memory box for someone special in their lives.
Children love to spend time experimenting with different textures. Playing the collage game is definitely a way for them to have fun while learning. Make your own dice to add fun to the game.
Celebrate the Moon Festival
August 15 is the traditional time for the August Moon Festival. It a holiday marked by family reunions, moon gazing, and the eating of moon cakes.
Felt Star Maps
A fun summer activity is to learn about star gazing. Learn and map the summer constellations such as Hercules, Pegasus, Scorpio, Cygnus, Sagittarius, Cassiopeia, and the Big and Little Dippers.
Postcards from Hawaii
The third Friday in August is Admission Day in Hawaii. It celebrates Hawaii’s admission to the Union on August 21st, 1959. Make some postcards to celebrate and learn about Hawaii.
Christmas in July - Craft idea for Kids
Pony Bead Garlands are a fun project for the kids to work on while they have extra time on their hands this summer.
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