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.
Find five objects that will fit in the palm of your hand.
Can you name five things that are larger than you?
Read a story together. Can you tell who the characters were? What was the setting? What was the problem? What was the solution?
Ask your parents how they use math in their job.
Watch the weather report together. Pick out the clothes that you think you will need to wear tomorrow.
Get a ball and throw it with your parents. Can you think of a game to play with the ball?
Say "please" and "thank you" all day.
Ask your parents to show you the coins in their wallet. Can you sort the ones that are alike? Which one is a penny? Nickel? Dime? Quarter? How much are they worth?
Find something that feels soft. Can you find something that feels hard? Rough? Smooth? Bumpy?
Draw a picture of a family vacation or holiday that you remember.
Hop 10 times on your left foot. Hop 10 times on your right foot. Can you walk forwards 8 steps? Can you walk backwards 8 steps? Can you skip? Gallop? Can you jump up and down on two feet 20 times?
Play a board game or card game with your parents.
Get a paper sack and make a puppet out of it. Use your puppet to sing a song or say a rhyme.
Look at a book with your parents. What is the title? Who is the author? Who is the illustrator? Can you tell what the story will be about by looking at the cover of the book?
Make a book. Draw pictures of your favorite things in the book.
Play the game "I Spy" with your parents. You can say, "I spy something (color)," and have your parents guess what it might be. You can also play "I Spy" with shapes or beginning sounds.
Can you tell a joke to your parents? Do you know a "knock-knock"joke?
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