If your kiddos say “I’m bored!” or you’re just looking for
some fun and educational things to do this summer with your children.
Here is your answer for some enrichment activities:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
Examples of activities: Make a mini model of the water cycle in a ziplock bag, turn your name into crystals, or pour ice that is warm to the touch but freezes
Explore different types of poetry by reading some poetry books. Then write your own. Can you write and Acrostic, limerick, and Haiku.
Create your own books
Write your own story. It could be a chapter book or a picture book! Don’t forget the illustrations!
Make a Stop Motion Video using free app (below) or iMovie on Apple devices
We made maps this year with directions, what other movies can you make? Use playdough or your legos to help you build the characters. Don’t forget to have the voice recording to go with it.
Building with (K’Nex, LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Marble Run and Smartmax)
How tall can your create a building without letting it fall over from a big gust of wind? Try to you’re your structure have a pattern.
Create your own skit
Do you have characters? Do you have a plot with a rising action, climax, and falling actions? What is your setting? An extra challenge would be to make the costumes for the characters! Maybe even sock puppets!
Practice completing Destination Imagination Instant Challenges:
Then you can sign up to be part of the DI team at school next year
This is a fun app that works with Instant Challenges and uses the iPad:
Free Instant Challenge Shaker app:
Create board game at home with rules and task cards
Use an old cardboard box or folder to create your own game board. Make sure you have a start and an end goal. Then make the task cards. The task cards could be addition facts, subtraction facts, count the syllables in a word, or spell a word. Play the game with your mom, dad, or sibling!
Join summer reading club at the Henrico County Public Library:
I already have and I’ve read one book! Parents, don’t be afraid to sign up too! https://www.henricolibrary.org/events/summer-reading-club
Create a puppet as a character from a book you read and create a skit or dialogue about the character
Think about the Elephant and Piggie skit we had in our class! You can do the same with a brown paper bag or maybe a sock! If you make one record it and email it to me! I’ll be so excited to see it! J
Use these websites to play math games
We used these for our math buckets