Summer storms may drive your family inside, but when the clouds clear, don’t be shy about heading back out. Where there’s mud, there’s also math! Don’t believe us? Check out these fun muddy activities and see how they go hand-in-hand with messy math.
A water balloon battle is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Sometimes you want to prolong the refreshing splashes a bit longer. That’s where water balloon games come in handy. Grab your garden hose and a package of water balloons because it’s time to get started!
July is National Anti-Boredom Month, which makes us wonder if August will be Twiddle Your Thumbs and Yawn Month. Luckily, we won’t have to worry about that for another 31 days, and we’ve got 3 activities in our latest downloadable printable that will destroy boredom any month of the year!
You know we’re always looking for good reasons to play with our food, so here’s an easy way to add zing, and math, to a simple summer meal. All you need to get going is a pot of hot water, 20 or so strands of spaghetti, and a package of hot dogs or brats!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially during National Dairy Month! Although we can easily get our own ice cream in a store or ice cream shop, it’s very easy to make your own. You don’t even need a machine – you just need a few plastic bags and some cool moves!
Glow sticks magically light up summer nights. I love watching my kids spin and twirl while smiling, laughing and leaving a luminescent trail. Grab your stash of glow sticks and bracelets, and try these activities for a glowing good time!
My kids just love carnivals–the rare opportunity to scarf down junk food, the thrilling rides, and the fun games. There’s a lot of math involved, too!
Strawberries are huge around here–by that I mean they are very popular, not that we grow them any larger than normal. We have strawberries at the farmers’ market, strawberry picking, and, of course, the big strawberry festival where we crown the strawberry queen and eat strawberry shortcake!
Outside play with chalk is classic summer fun. Kids of all ages love to draw, make up games, and play classics like hopscotch on the sidewalk. Rather than buy more chalk that will crumble and make a mess, let’s to mix up colorful, homemade chalk paint.
As the temperature rises, the search is on for activities to beat the heat. Some days are so hot we can imagine how nice it would be to find ourselves surrounded by a chilly substance like ice. While we’d be miserable after just a minute or two, you can easily freeze some small toys and trinkets in a block of ice. Once they’re frozen, the kids can become ice excavators, freeing the toys, cooling off, and learning some cool math principles along the way!