Week 3 Summer Activities (July 6)

1. Nursery Rhyme Fun

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down
And broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Activity:  Collect buckets, cups, bowls, spoons, and a pool or pan filled with water.  Measure how much water fits in each of the containers you have collect.  Questions to ask:  How many cups of water fill the bowls or buckets?  Is the bucket heavy or light when it is fill with water?  Have fun.  

2. Family Fun

Create your own obstacle course.  Find materials at home to make a fun challenge in your back yard, or inside.  Any thing from tape, yarn, chalk pool noodles, and more.  Get creative.   Go to https://playtivities.com/obstacle-courses-for-kids/ for inspiration. 

3.  Arts and Crafts

The Magic Dice (from Art Workshop for Children by Herve Tullet)
    -dice, spinner with numbers, numbers in a hat
    -piece of paper
    -markers, pencils, crayons, paint, or whatever art materials you like

Draw a random shape on your paper to start.  
Throw the dice.  The number thrown will = the number of eyes.
Keep throwing the dice to determine how many
-hair (1-2 = a bit of hair, 3-4 normal, 5-6 = lots of hair)
now you have created a magical creature.  Feel free to continue to decorate it, name it, and create a story about it.

4.  Writing/Drawing Fun

Rewrite the Ending:  Sometimes we don’t always agree with how a story is wrapped up. Choose a  story with an ending that didn’t satisfy you. Rewrite or illustrate the ending to that tale.