Mind Body Soul Summer: Backyard Camping

Have you ever been camping? You don’t need to travel any farther than your backyard! You’ll need: sleeping bags, pillows, a tent, flashlights or lanterns, camping snacks, camping activities Instructions: Set up your campsite. Whether you have a tent or simply lay out sleeping bags under the stars, it’ll be a perfect set up. Leave…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Spin Art

An adult needs to do some preliminary gluing, but then it’s time to turn the kids loose! This activity has a tendency to get a bit messy from all the excitement, so it’s best to put down a paint tarp to catch paint splatter. YOU’LL NEED: An old CD, a marble, marker top, glue gun,…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Jellybean Engineering

Building structures with marshmallows is a classic engineering project, but there are countless ways to adapt it to what you have on hand. This time around we are using jellybeans with the toothpicks. You can choose to lead your children in an activity or let them freely explore!  YOU’LL NEED: Jelly beans, toothpicks, flat working…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Thank You Sweet Treats

Essential workers in our community have been working tirelessly for months, helping others with Covid-19. Although we still may need social distancing right now, we can show our appreciation by baking them yummy treats! If you do not personally know essential workers in our community, your local fire or police departments would love a “sweet” thank…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Backyard Bonanza

A backyard bonanza can be full of any of your favorite outdoor activities! Pick a few of your family favorites and enjoy an afternoon in the fresh air. Here are a few ideas: Freeze tag Hopscotch Tag Hide and Seek Obstacle Course Family Olympics (a rematch from #CMEREPLACETHERACE perhaps?) You could even make up your…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Healing Mother Earth

It’s our responsibility to take care of our Earth and is a great lesson for kids about recycling and the importance of keeping our Earth clean. All you need is a pair of gloves and trash bags! Walk local streets and clean up the trash or recycle any bottles or cans you might find. Be…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Balloon Volleyball

You’ll need: a balloon, something to create a net (pool noodle, tape, ribbon etc) This is a super fun activity that can be played inside or outside! Instructions: Blow up a balloon to use as a volleyball Set up a makeshift court. You could put a piece of tape across an entryway, put a pool…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Float Your Boat

Build a tin foil boat and test out your design by seeing how many pennies the boat can hold without sinking.   DIRECTIONS: Get your supplies. You will need some 6-inch squares of tin foil, a handful of pennies, and a container or dish pan half-filled with water.   Construct your boat by bending and folding the…

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