Summer Early Learning


CARE For Children realizes that Early Learning never stops.


Fun Summer Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Child:

  • Pick your own fruit or vegetables… Find a farm with blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, etc., and get picking.
  • Play outside in the rain. Smell the rain on the pavement; splash in puddles; make mud pies.
  • Run through sprinklers. Or spray each other with the hose.
  • Go to the Library.  The library is not just books!  Story-time; learning activities; and technology.
  • Cook out. Go beyond the burgers. Try veggies or fish. The kids might like them!
  • Make s’mores. Chocolate + marshmallow + graham cracker
  • Camp out. First-timers, try backyard camping.
  • Camp in. Put the sleeping bags on the floor and have a family slumber party.
  • Build a fort. Try pillows in the living room or cardboard boxes in the yard.
  • Catch lightning bugs. And then watch them flicker away into the night.
  • Stop to smell the flowers.
  • Talk to the animals. Take a trip to the zoo or local petting zoo.
  • Take advantage of local state parks.
  • Pack a picnic. And plop down to eat it just about anywhere, at a free concert, in a state park or in your own backyard.
  • Dig in the sand. Dig at the lake, beach or a sandbox. Create different types of sand castles.
  • Go to a nearby museum that you’ve never been to before. Remember we have the Zippo museum and the oil museum nearby.
  • Decorate your sidewalks or driveway with chalk.
  • Take a hike. Choose a route near your house or take a drive to a more distant park.
  • Make fresh lemonade.
  • Go to the drive-in. Every kid should go to the drive-in at least once!
  • Teach the kids a game you haven’t played since you were a kid.
  • Meet friends at the playground.
  • Take bike rides for fun. Either leave from your own house or drive to biking trails.
  • Blow bubbles. You can make your own bubble mixture: 1 cup water -2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin -4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid.
  • Play miniature golf.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Run in the yard. Kickball, T-ball, Frisbee and tag will keep you moving.
  • Visit a local farmers market. And feast on the fruits and veggies of the season.
  • Make play dough creations. Then rip them up and do it again.
  • Teach the kids to skip stones.
  • Play HORSE. With little ones, set up a mini basketball net next to the real one.
  • Create a treasure hunt for the kids.
  • Put up a bird feeder. And watch the show from your window.
  • Make music. Either make your own instruments or play traditional ones.
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