1. Play freeze tag
2. See how many different types of plants are growing in the grass
3. Paint the house with water, paint brushes, and rollers
4. Play “will it sink or float” in the swimming pool
5. Visit a new park
6. Roll down a hill
7. Make ice cubes and time how long they take to melt in different places outside
8. Learn how to sort laundry
9. Check out Herve Tullet’s Press Here from the library
10. Collect bright flowers and press them between newspaper and books
1. Get some books on CD from the library. Dr. Seuss, Nate the Great, and Encyclopedia Brown are some of our favorites.
2. Learn your colors in Italian
3. Cut out a bunch of circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds, and other shapes and make designs
4. Do somersaults
5. Buy a bunch of different fruits, cut them open, and compare.
6. Draw a map of your bedroom
7. Make some paper masks and some superhero capes using towels or scarves. Save the world.
8. Put different amounts of water in cups and use spoons to tap the cups to make music
9. Practice setting the table
10. Make fairy houses outside.
1. Buy some gourds and paint faces on them
2. Make caterpillar sandwiches. Use a small circle cutter to cut 8 circles in a piece of bread, make little sandwiches, and arrange to look like a caterpillar. Sugar eyes add extra fun.
3. Make some caramel corn.
4. Go to the park, lay down on the slide, and watch the blue sky
5. Make these neat leaf paintings
6. Learn to play foursquare
7. Blow bubbles and try to get them before they pop
8. Have a color scavenger hunt. Take a bowl and go around the house finding small blue, then red, then yellow things to fit in it.
9. Learn about the Mars rover
10. Make these yummy looking fruit roll ups
1. Go on a leaf hunt. Dry them between sheets of newspaper weighted down with heavy books, then preserve them with some mod podge (lay them on sheets of wax paper, cover with mod podge, let them dry, flip them over, and coat again)
2. Watch “Sevens” by They Might Be Giants on YouTube then make some sevens of your own with card stock, googlie eyes, popsicle sticks, and glue. Then, make them a cake.
3. Make some blank books with plain paper and card stock covers and write some stories.
4. Listen to some African music
5. Make apple pie
6. Try out oil or chalk pastels
7. Paint pumpkins
8. Collect a bunch of cardboard rolls and make monsters, animals, or whatever you like.
9. Check out Grandpa Green from the Library and marvel at the illustrations
10. Take a cue from Sesame Street and let your week be brought to you by the letter “H” and the number “3″
1. Get a jar and punch holes in the top. Add some grass and a branch or two. Very carefully, try to catch an insect or bug in the jar. Put on the lid and spend some time closely observing your new friend. When you are done, open the jar and let it out.
2. Heat some rocks in the oven (375 for about 15 minutes) take them out one at a time and write on them with old crayons. Watch the wax melt and create neat designs on the rock. Try using more than one color crayon to see what happens.
3. Make jewelery using food from the kitchen — Cheerios, uncooked noodles, and whatever else you can find.
4. Bake up some homemade pizza.
5. Play a game of freeze tag or hide and seek tag
6. While at the park, create some instruments. They can be imaginary flutes and trumpets or real ones like drums and sticks to click together. Try tapping a stick on different surfaces to see how the sound changes. Try using sticks of different lengths and thicknesses. How does that chance the sound?
7. Pull out the plastic eggs and have an egg hunt in the leaves
8. Light a candle and watch the flame dance
9. Learn some words for food in sign language
10. Make an obstacle course in the back yard. Jump 15 times. Trow a ball into a bucket, run around a chair, climb over a bench, do a forward roll, carry another ball in a big spoon around a pole, and then run while spinning until you get back to the start – or something like that.
1. Count ants on the sidewalk
2. Make some play silks
3. Learn how to play kick the can
4. Learn to say good morning in a new language and try it out
5. Play street sign bingo
6. Have a pretend play shoe store
7. Drill screws into old styrofoam using real tools
8. Do some leaf printing with tempera paints
9. Jumping jacks!
10. Make some homemade granola