Mind Body Soul Summer Activity for the Body: 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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Mind Body Soul Summer: Activity for the Soul: Kindness Rocks

“One Message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life” ~ The Kindness Rocks Project, Mission Statement Children and families across the country have come together to help promote the mission of The Kindness Rocks Project, to share positive and encouraging messages to people in their communities. Activities and projects like…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Fizzy Rocks

Looking for some fizzy, erupting fun? Our Fizzy Rocks experiment will be sure to get the kids excited as they learn about chemical reactions! MATERIALS: Vinegar, baking soda, food coloring, water, bowls, tin foil or parchment paper, spoons, measuring spoons, cookie sheet or flat pan, dropper (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: Add three tablespoons of baking soda to…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Check on Your Neighbor

Empathy and compassion are at the foundation of a positive contributing member of society and prosocial behavior. Providing children with the opportunities to develop empathy, is so valuable, especially in the formative years.   The concept of empathy is easier for children to comprehend when it’s tangible. An example is helping those in need around us.…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Animal Nature Art

Combining the beauties of nature and a creative imagination can produce amazing art! This activity involves spending some time collecting items from the outdoors. *While leaves and flower petals can add bold colors,  we encourage you to find items already separated from it’s life source.   Materials:   Here are some suggestions:  Leaves, sticks, pine cones, petals,…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Frisbee Toss or Golf

Summer is a great time to get outside and explore news hobbies/sports!  Have you ever played Frisbee Golf, a fun sport played casually in your backyard or competitively at your local course.  For example, Boarderland State Park in Easton has an expansive course throughout the park, used by people of all different levels and ages.  …

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Toybox Cleanout

It’s wonderful to have toys and games. But, there are some friends who may be less fortunate. Go through your toys and games and donate to a local organization (dependent on Covid regulations) or make a FREE pile outside of your home for others to take. Here are some examples of organizations that could help…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Puffy Paint

Offering children opportunities to use a variety of materials for art, beyond the traditional pencil and paper, can strengthen imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills! A masterpiece with puffy paint (and of course making your own with our recipe) will be a summer hit! MATERIALS: 3 cups shaving cream(not gel), 1 cup flour, 1 cup glue,…

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Mind Body Soul Summer: Take a Hike!

We are so fortunate to call New England home! From the wildlife, distinct seasons, history and culture, New England offers amazing scenery for quality family time spent outdoors. And family hikes are a huge hit!   If your family is not an avid hiking team, you’ll want to do a little research and preparations to ensure…

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