Summer Ideas & Activities from the Lower School
Looking for things to do with your kids this summer? Lynn Shirai, the Director of the Lower School, has provided a list of ideas that can appeal to everyone. Check it out!
- Road Trip: Pack food and drinks, camping gear and head out to a spot away from it all
where kids can explore and learn on their own. Teach them how to build a fire, set-up a
- Creek stomping in Jefferson County Park: so many creatures and beautiful rocks and
fossils to find.
- Animal track creations: Bring a water bottle, small sack of plaster of paris, paper cup
and popsicle stick. Go out to the woods and find tracks as you walk. Mix up the plaster
with water and pour a little into the tracks. Continue walking and finding tracks. Make a
loop around and return to your first track and pop out of the ground. Make it a game to
find your other tracks. At home, rinse molded tracks off and identify them. Best tracks:
raccoons and opossums.
- Bike around the Loop Trail (helmets, water, snacks and sunscreen a must).
- Older kids can help an elderly neighbor with lawn mowing, weeding and other yard work.
- Painting rocks; one year my daughter painted rocks to look like small strawberries to
keep the birds away from the strawberry patch. It worked! One peck on the faux
strawberry and they never returned.
- Create a fairy garden in your backyard. Use sticks and branches, rocks and other
materials from nature and hot glue or tie with pliable branches and create furniture, tiny
houses, swings, etc. Plant flowers around the garden.
- Planting: Start a flower or vegetable garden and care for it throughout summer. If you
plant perennials you can keep adding to the garden every year. Lots of memories.
- Take walks with friends while you social distance. Just getting out and having social
experiences like this helps.
- Make a BINGO card of activities for your kids. Have them fill it in and
get a special prize.
- Organize a small group to meet at the park. Bring empty pizza boxes, a
clip, paper and drawing materials. Use the boxes as an easel. Enjoy the outdoors with
friends while social distancing and creating artwork.
Click here for a great list of PE type activities you can do easily at home with your kids!
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