It’s the heart of summer and the 4th of July is fast approaching. There are generally a lot of neighborhood and family get togethers planned this week, so the challenge is to find new ways to explore your own backyard. Below I have listed 10 ways to get you started.
- Whip up some sidewalk paint from the Happy Hooligans and get to work painting away in the backyard. Label the paint colors and discuss what your child is painting.
- Run through the sprinkler. Have some fun with “ready, set … go.” Discuss the concept wet/dry.
- Make some Mud. Discuss how mixing dirt and water create mud.
- Search for rocks and paint them for The Kindness Rocks Project. Point out rocks, label paint colors and talk about what message could be added to the rocks.
- Find 5 different types of bugs and label them.
- Set up a bird feeder and see how many different kinds of birds you can attract. Label the birds as the come and talk about what the birds are doing (eating/flying)
- Bring pool noodles into the yard and see how many different ways you can incorporate them into your play.
- Set up a picnic in your own backyard. Label foods, talk about eat/drink.
- Dig for worms. Use the action word “dig” and then label the worm once one is found.
- Water all the plants. Label the plants and talk about putting the water “on” the plants to give them a drink.
My hope is that each and every adventure will be different and exciting. Please connect and share your experiences using #saynplaythesummeraway.