Week 6 Summer Activities (July 27)

1. Rhyming Fun

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the sky so bright,
Like a diamond in the night. 
Twinkle. twinkle. little star.
How I wonder what you are!
Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight
Cut out a star shape for each letter of your child’s name and have them decorate each star (break out the glitter!).  String the stars together or paste on paper.
Explain that some people like to wish upon the first star they see in the sky at night.  Ask your child(ren) what they wish for, and help them write down their wishes and/or draw a picture.  Material wishes are fine, but explain that wishes can be hopes for others, too.

This activity is great for modeling writing as the child dictates, and gives them a chance to practice if they are writing on their own.

2. Family Fun

Camping Challenge:  Set up camp in your back yard or even in your house.  Set up a tent, have a camp fire, eat camping themed food (s’mores) tell ghost stories and sleep under the stars or in another room in your house besides your bedroom.

3. Arts and Crafts Fun

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Take a walk in your yard, on a trail, or anywhere it is safe.  Collect anything interesting you find (make sure it is not poison ivy, or someones favorite flowers).  Bring it home and make a collage out of what you found.  You can use paper and glue, or stick it on the sticky side of contact paper or packing tape.  Get creative.

4. Writing/Drawing Fun

 Same, Same, but Different:   In a lot of stories there are things that seem the same, but end up very different. They have common threads. What are the common threads between you and your friends or your family? Write about the ways you are the same as they are and the ways you are different.