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Mind Body Soul Summer: Sidewalk Masterpieces

We all love receiving appreciation and love but it also feels wonderful being the one giving the love and appreciation! And what better way to do this then having children help! As a family, create sidewalk art or words of positive messages to others in your neighborhood.   Materials: Chalk, a paved sidewalk in your neighborhood…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Family Bike Ride Adventures

An activity to fuel the body! Learning to ride a bike is a huge milestone and accomplishment children love to celebrate! But not everyone is ready to coast on their own. Thankfully, there are adaptations that can be made to bikes, incorporating non-riders into a family bike trip like training wheels and bike trailers for…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Nature Scavenger Hunt for Colors

Activity for the Mind: Nature Scavenger Hunt for Colors Incorporating time in nature provides a wonderful learning opportunity for children to care for and appreciate mother nature and it’s many beauties. A great way to celebrate the many colorful creations found in nature is to do a colored scavenger hunt!   Materials:   An empty egg carton,…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Gelatin Slime Time

This can be a messy experiment but a great one for even the biggest slime expert!  We love to make slime so of course we were very excited to find a gelatin slime recipe to test!  Technically, it’s edible but it doesn’t taste that great!  We like to think of it as more “edible safe”…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Independence Day Gratitude

Independence Day is a great opportunity to talk to children about our country, our freedoms and those who help to protect them!  Our Independence Day Gratitude Cards allows children to thank veterans and active soldiers for their service.   There are many elders from our community who reside in local nursing homes, many of which are…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Family Obstacle Fun

We know that being active is important for our physical health, but did you know being active is beneficial for our mental health too?  This is especially true for children.  Being physically active provides children the opportunity to build confidence, manage any anxiety and depression, increase self-esteem and also support their cognitive development.  Exercising regularly…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Shadow Drawings

Looking to ensure that your kids spend their time outdoors this summer instead of parked in front of various screens? This shadow drawing project is a great way to keep your kids busy outside. YOU’LL NEED: Paper, pencils, colored pencils or markers, figurines, and a sunny day. DIRECTIONS: Set up the figurines at the edge…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Homemade Suet

Suet is a high-calorie bird food best reserved for winter months or the cool, early days of spring. As the weather warms the suet could melt, so it’s best to place it outside during a stretch of cooler days. Video Tutorial: homemade suet video YOU’LL NEED: Lard or bacon fat, peanut butter, rolled oats, cornmeal,…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Pom Pom Races

On the surface, this activity seems almost too simple to hold a kid’s attention. But we assure you that is not the case! Kids will get hooked, and besides, you can easily make it more competitive or challenging if the need arises. Video Tutorial: pom pom video YOU’LL NEED: Tape in different colors (masking or…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Magnetic Art

We love this process art experience because it mixes in a bit of science. Kids love the unpredictability of it and that’s another reason why it’s a fave. Each painting is unique and you can easily change up the variables to keep their attention and keep them learning. Video Tutorial: magnetic art video YOU’LL NEED:…

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