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Fun Activities for Your Kids This Summer, Part 1

By Edited Jul 13, 2016 0 0

There are many fun activities to do with your kids this summer. In this series of articles, I will give you ideas for free and low cost activities to do to prevent boredom and whining. You can adapt them to fit the needs and ages of your children.

Make a Summer Scrapbook

Scrapbook kits for kids
A great way to document the fun activities you do with your kids this summer is to take lots of pictures. During the week of the activity, go to the store and have them printed out. One of the things you can do each week as a family activity is make a scrapbook. Depending on the child's age and how much you wish to spend, this can be fancy or simple.

Simple scrapbooks can be pictures glued to construction paper and stickers or drawings added to the border of the paper. Or you can buy a mini photo album for your child at the Dollar Store and just insert the pictures. Another simple scrapbook is to get a plastic binder and page inserts. On regular copy paper, glue pictures and put on stickers and place inside the plastic insert.

The most expensive way to scrapbook is to buy an a scrapbook, the pages and all of the embellishments that go along with this hobby. Scrapbooks come in assorted sizes, so a smaller one can defray the cost. Also, use craft store coupons to purchase these items for documenting your summer of fun activities with your kids this summer.

Picking Your Own Fruit

Nothing says summertime like picking your own fruit. Local farms offer children a chance to see where the food they eat is actually grown. Before you head out to the farm, find recipes for the fruit you are purchasing and make sure that you have all of the ingredients on hand.

Find a farm near you and go out in the early morning hours before it gets too hot. Bring cash to pay for the fruit as many of these farms do not take credit card or check payments.

After you have had your fill of picking your own fruit, go home and make a recipe using your bounty. For example, after picking blueberries, bake a blueberry pie or blueberry jam. The mixing and measuring are actual learning and kids are more apt to eat something they have actually made themselves.

While the pie is baking, read some books with fruit in the story. Here are some titles:

Blueberries for Sal
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky (Caldecott Winner)

Veggie Tales Madame Blueberry A Lesson in Thankfulness (this is also a DVD)

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears by Cynthia Rylant

Apple Fractions by Jerry Palotta

Eating the Alphabet

The Red Lemon by Bob Staak

Jamberry by Bruce Degan

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Mr Putter and Tabby

 

You can expand on your activities by downloading and printing coloring pages that go along with your farm experience. If your children are older, you can go to discoveryeducation.com and create a word search and other puzzles for another activity.

 

There are many fun activities to do with your children this summer. With a little planning, you will have fun with your children and create a lifetime full of memories.

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