Crafts: Make homemade stickers Paint with watercolors (I let them use my real watercolor paint) Use potatoes
carved with simple designs as stamps to make our own wrapping paper Stamp birthday cards for family and friends, file them to send throughout the year Make Christmas decorations or ornaments Create scrapbook pages Make home made pinatas Break your pinata Make playdough 'Stained Glass Windows' - Cover the sticky side of contact paper with several colors of tissue paper, make sure to leave about an inch edge all the way around so it will stick to the window Make your own chalk Make candles Make papercrafts. This site has loads of fun printables to make and do! Write Secret Messages Make your own flower press Build a teepee I Spy Bottles Send a message in a bottle Homemade Bowling Pins Eric Carle Style Art Personalized Notepads Cooking: Bake a cake, decorate it, and sing "Happy Unbirthday to Us!" Make popsicles Bake mini loaves of bread, make butter to spread on them Bake up different batches of muffins to freeze for snacks Make homemade bagels Decorate sugar cookies Bake cupcakes and deliver to friends Choose different cookies recipes to bake and freeze for snacks Make Ice cream in a bag Make tiny birthday cakes Mix up rice krispy treat balls Petite Watermelons Make homemade pretzels Field Trips: Go swimming Pick raspberries Go to the museum Ride a horse Go out for ice cream
limerick. compare them. Make 'Slime' Make a list of what you want to learn about this year (Homeschool) Buy school supplies Catch butterflies.Trip to the dollar store Go to the movies Attend a concert Visit a nursing home or an elderly neighbor or friend Go bird watching Visit a farm Go to the beach and collect seashells Visit a fire station Education: Learn a new Primary Song or Children's Song Check out a book from the library on paper airplanes. Make charm bracelets Make seed bead rings Sew some cool new PJ pants
. Collect flowers to press in your own homemade flower press Patriotic: Make patriotic bracelets Paint T-shirts for the 4th of July (search FamilyFun) Make patriotic hats Attend a parade Do patriotic activity pages (wordsearches. learn the life cycle of a butterfly Plant a garden Learn about different types of poetry (haiku. listen to native music on another day. Make all different kinds and have competitions. color its flag the next. etc. acrostic) and write your own Design a quilt Sew your quilt Read books all day or listen to books on tape Write a story then illustrate it Take a week to learn about a country: cook a food from it one day. coloring pages) Do an internet search to find more than you can ever do! Sing the other verses to the Star Spangled Banner Ring the "Liberty Bell" by throwing rolled up socks at a bell hanging up on the ceiling Learn how we got "The Star Spangled Banner" Boutique Week: Make soap Make chapstick and lip balm Have a make-up makeover. crossword puzzles. Don't forget to take glam shots! Paint toenails and fingernails.
your kids have an entire "water park" to play in with several pools.Make hair accesories . Make sure to tell them all the things you admire and like about them! Make your Christmas wish list (I like to get my Christmas shopping done by November) Write real letters (not e-mail!) . aunts.Invite friends over and tell them to bring their swimming suits and any baby pool. roast hot dogs and marshmallows Camp out on the lawn Blow bubbles. slip and slides. For younger children paint different colors on the bottom of egg cartons (different shades of green. and sprinklers. (Thanks Janetta!) Play stick-ball Stay up late and look at the stars Indoor activities (Sabbath appropriate): Draw pictures and send to the Friend Magazine Write down everything you are thankful for. Write a list for older children. crawling. Read pioneer or ancestor stories. etc. You'd be surprised at what they can find!! Bike riding Hiking Squirt gun fights Water Balloon fights Have different races: wheelbarrow. Try writing your own song Choose a cousin to write a letter to. cousins. Act out your favorite ones. uncles. sprinkler. Plan it out and carry through with the plan Make a list of what to give everyone for Christmas Music Mix CD Make your own "books on tape" Write your own skits Create a puppet play with stuffed animals
. Be creative! Go for a walk Try geocaching or letterboxing. Use different wands. or water toys. Relax on the lawn watching for shapes in the clouds Go Fishing Water Park Day . Be very specific. These are SO MUCH FUN!!!! Play water games Try some new outdoor games (search FamilyFun) Have a nature scavenger hunt. brown.to grandparents. By the time everyone is there. crab walk. or friends Make your own envelopes out of wrapping paper to send your letters in (Look here for templates) List 5 nice things about each member of your family Play board games all day Think of a good service project to do. other colors of nature) and see if you can find objects matching those colors.tie lots of ribbons around hair elastics or make ribbon headbands Outdoor Activities: Build a campfire.
etc. (Embrace Your Geekness Day. Celebrate Special Days for: June. Donut day. Hammock Day. Chocolate Ice Cream Day) July. Flag Day.Turn off all the lights.Have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. Chocolate Day) August (Friendship Day. turn on a flashlight and make shadows on the wall Eat dinner by candlelight Other: Backwards Day . Toasted Marshmallow Day)
. Watermelon Day.(summer solstice.