Summer is officially in full swing. The pools are packed, the air conditioner is running non-stop, and the kids are BORED! It’s too early for bored! It’s not even July yet! This is where we come to the rescue— a fun, educational project that can make summer fun!
For the toddler/preschool/kindergarten crew:
1. Make an Alphabet Scrapbook that is specific to your child. Start looking for letter associations in everyday life- friends, toys, places you go. On a trip to the zoo, snap a pic of your kiddo in front of the zebras. Z is for Zebra will mean a lot more when they see themself in the picture.
Another spin on this would be numbers– look for things in sets. If you see 3 dogs, snap a pic and make a page for all things 3.
For the older kids, let them try to create some art. Challenge them to find letters around town to create a fun and unique nameplate for their room. To make it special, they can choose letters from places that are significant to them and their family; their school sign, their town sign, etc. Take pictures of the letters, help them crop them, and arrange them in a frame. You can even use a free photo program to superimpose images, change the colors, etc. Try Picasa from Google.
Time will fly and the kids will learn something this summer!