SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES



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 Fran's World of Discovery...



*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 Fran's World of Discovery


Bats - There are two different bat posts here on Fran's World of Discovery: 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 Fran's World of Discovery

*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 Fran's World of Discovery

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.


Spoonful: Summer - Activities for summer, crafts, games, recipes and rainy day ideas. Check out their rainy day page as well with 25 activities.


Kids' Turn Central: Beach Day - Tips for enjoying a beach day on and off line and sea related activities.

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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Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way? Have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!

* Indicates that the activity can be found in the Summer Fun Volume 1 Activity ebook by Fran Wisniewski. Check out the ebook store for more info and or click on the button below to purchase this ebook. Summer Fun Volume 1, not only has all the activities indicated in one convenient publication, it contains templates and bonus activities that can not be found on Fran's World of Discovery! 




3 comments:

  1. Love this resource! There's just so much to do, I want to keep it on hand for next summer, too.

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    1. Thank you Tavia! I'm so happy to hear that you and your family are finding Summer Fun useful!

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  2. Endless fun with so many activities to choose from.

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