MAY 2004


Great ideas for parents and children to do together!

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Send a letter to the parents with directions and suggestions for how they can use the summer fun projects. Be enthusiastic and encouraging as you remind parents that they are, indeed, their child's first and most important teacher!

As children do the different projects, have them draw and write about their experiences.

Tell someone your whole address. What city do you live in? What state? What's the name of your country?

Have someone call out these letters, and see if you can write them: W, J, B, K, N, S, T.

How many eggs are in a dozen? How many days in a week? How many months in the year?

Act out the opposites of these words: hot, up, tall, fast, loud, front, sad, over, top.

Draw a person and put as many body parts as you can.

Can you say your phone number? Can you write it?

Help your parents cook something for dinner.

Sing the alphabet song. Can you sing it backwards?

How many nursery rhymes can you say? Can your parents teach you a new one?

How many months are there in a year? Can you name them? When is your birthday?

Count backwards from 10 to 0. Can you write the numbers?

Ask your parents to teach you a game they liked when they were your age.

What does a plant need to live? What do animals need to live?

Find an interesting picture in a magazine and make up a story about it.

Line up five of your favorite toys on the floor. Tell someone which is first, second, third, etc.

Ask your parents to tell you what you were like when you were a baby.

How many days are in a week? Can you name them?

Name five different vegetables. Name four fruits.

Can you think of three things made from milk?

Guess how many doors are in your house, then count to see if you are right.

Finish this sentence: "When I grow up, I want to be

Make a pattern using silverware: for example, fork, spoon, fork spoon, fork, spoon, etc.

Share a puppet show or story you have made up by yourself with someone at your house.

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