{Summer Fun by the Crafting Chicks}

Here are some fun summer ideas for you and your family. Happy Summer!
xoxoxo
the Crafting Chicks

60 Days of Summer Chart-Jamie
I got this amazing idea from the fellow Crafting Chicks Kirsten & Brooke! My family made a list of fun things to do this summer. I thought it would be great to make this poster to motivate us and get us excited about summer! Most of these activities are very simple and easy to do, but the kids will think they are awesome! (You can click on the poster to enlarge and get ideas for your family)

I am going to blow this up to a 16×20 at Costco and then hang it up. We will put stickers on our chart after each summer fun activity.

Summer Cooking-Becky

I have my 3-year-old signed up for a fun cooking class this summer. She will come away with a fun little recipe book full of things she can make. I am excited to try out different recipes with her after each class. I also think it will be a great hands on way for her to learn and develop skills. To get you started here are some fun links to cooking with kids.

Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes, Triple Strawberry No-Drip Pops, Mini Chicken Pot Pies, Personal Pizzas

Science Camp–Nikkala
I’ve put together a mini science camp for my pre-schooler and a couple of his friends. It will be a 1 1/2 hours a day for a week. Planning this with my scientist husband has been fun, but there’s been constant reminding that they are only 4! I think he wishes he could plan a week for himself to do a bunch of fun experiments.

There are so many ideas we’ve come across, but its been narrowed it down to these activities and a few books to go along:

Water/Ice
sink or float
ice cube color mix
water vs. ice
water painting
water filtration (hydrology)
I Get Wet (book)
The Magic School Bus. Wet All Over (book)

Color
coffee filter
prisms
tie die
acetate color circles
batik w/glue
crayon/water color
All the Colors of the Rainbow (book)

Physics
balloon test–static electricity
bend water with a comb
paper airplane

marble track
parachute

Energy Makes Things Happen (book

Body
growth chart
brushing teeth–plaque
5 senses
taste without smell
listen to our heart beats w/stethoscope
Germs
Hear Your Heart (book)
Germs (book)

Science In the Kitchen
cornstarch + water
baking a treat
baking soda + vinegar volcanoes
Diet Coke + Mentos
lemon juice invisible ink
dancing raisins

I think they will have a blast watching things erupt! And keep their little minds occupied at the same time. 

Picnics at New Parks- Jen

Once a week, my kids and I pack a picnic and find a new park to eat at and play.  We do a different park each week.  It is so fun, and my kids love playing on a new playground.  We look up parks in the area online or a couple of times, we have just driven around and discovered one.  Yea for summer!!!!:)

What are some fun things you will be doing this summer?

Comments

  1. Sky says

    Thanks for some great ideas- what fun science projects! My 3 year old would love the baking soda volcano! And I love the idea of making a big poster of summer activities. I sure enjoy your blog! :)

  2. beester_2000 says

    Such a cute list of summer fun! What program did you use to make it on the computer? I would love to do one to keep us motivated and inspired this summer! Thanks for the ideas!!!! : )

  3. TheoMama says

    I love the poster idea! How did you make it so cute? I’d love to do the same thing but don’t know how to get the scrapbook-y feel to it.

  4. Jamie says

    Thank you for all of the nice comments. For the poster, I used photoshop and digital scrapbook paper and printed it at Costco. You can also make one with regular scrapbook paper if you aren’t into digital scrapbooking!

  5. Gina says

    So great. I was just telling my 5-year-old last night that we would make a poster will of our summer activity ideas. I come here and you’ve already done it. Great ideas. Love it. Thanks!!

  6. Nikki says

    It seems like alot of the links to the activies do not work (for the science camp). Can you provide more information on some of those activities?

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