Bake a batch of cookies with your child and take them to your local fire department. While you are there ask a firefighter “What is stop, drop & roll? When and why do we do that?
Take a trip to your library! Ask the librarian to show you where you can: (1) play a learning game on a computer, (2) find a book about dogs (3) find audio books and (4) find magazines.
Visit a pet store! Take a picture list of animals. Check off animals as you see them at the store. Ask an employee: Which animal is the hardest to take care of and why.
This week’s lessons will focus on learning about jobs/workers within your community. Now that summer is here and the weather is nice, take a few “Family Field Trips”. The ideas suggested are not intended to do all this week. Perhaps you can plan 1 community exploration per week. Also, if you think the destinations suggested this week will not be of interest to your child there are many other (often free) places you can try! Grocery stores, restaurants, local farms, game ranches and doctor/dentist offices often allow children to come and tour areas often unseen during a normal visit. The local ice cream shop is a favorite family field trip! If you call ahead you might be able to scoop and sprinkle your own cone! We tried it and the kids loved it!
Make popsicles! Discuss what the mixture looks like before freezing. Let your child put the cups in the freezer (wait), then remove them. Talk about how the liquid changed into a delicious frozen treat.
Using construction paper, cut a flower shape with large petals. Fold the petals in (be sure to crease them well). Let your child place the flower (with the petal folds up) into water. What happened?
Put salt, pepper, paper, sugar and Kool-aid in 5 different glasses. Predict which items will or will not dissolve. Then test each glass by adding water and stirring.