Summer Activity Roundup

Have a great summer! These fun activities keep your child happy and learning all season long.

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Bubble Science

This recipe makes bubbles that not only blow up nice and big, but do tricks and experiments! How do you do it? It's not a secret, it's science!
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Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed spitting contest!
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Building Sand Castles

If your child aspires to be the next Frank Lloyd Wright, we've got some tips on building sand castles that last.
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Sun Prints for Kids

Help your preschooler explore the effects of light and shadow, and make a pretty sun print at the same time!
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Make a Friendship Bracelet

Make a friendship bracelet with your child this Mother's Day or the next time she is looking for a fun project to do!
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Make a Paper Plate Porthole

Ignite your kindergartener's love of adventure and learning with an imaginary trip under the sea.
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Pup Tent

Pop up a pup tent, just like Civil War soldiers did on the battlefield.
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Balloon Rocket Experiment

Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
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Make Waves in a Bottle

Can't make it to the beach? Bring the science of ocean waves home with this fun earth science-related craft.
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CD Fish

Celebrate Earth Day, or any day, by recycling an old CD and make a colorful, decorative fish!
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game

Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
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Summer Compass

Getting distance and direction across to fourth graders sure can be tricky! Get your child to practice this skill all summer long.
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Letter from Camp

Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer? If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!
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Lemonade Recipes

A tall glass of lemonade is the perfect summer treat. Make it even better with these creative twists on classic lemonade!
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Camping Hat

Make a campfire crown, complete with roasted marshmallows!
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