Activity One: Spy’s in Training
Set up a web type pattern with yarn (or a similar material) around a hall way, then challenge your children to make their way through the maze without touching the yarn.
Activity Two: Rainbow Bubble Snakes
Utilize things you have laying around your house with this activity!
You will need:
- an empty water bottle from your recycling
- duct tape (or elastic band)
- a sock that is missing its match
- dish soap
- food coloring (optional)
- Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off.
- Place the sock over the bottom of the water bottle.
- Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix.
- Add a little bit of food coloring to the sock covered end of the bubble blower (optional)
- Dip the sock covered end of the bubble blower into container of dish soap, and then gently blow.
Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in!
Activity Three: Make Your Own Instruments
This is a very popular activity, but for good reason!
Utilize recyclable materials you have around your house to create a fun instrument.
Possible materials you could use include:
- Kleenex boxes
- Toilet Paper Rolls
- Paper Towel Rolls
- Plastic/Foam Cups
- Empty Containers
Activity Four: Magical Hatching Dinosaur Eggs
You will need:
- Baking Soda
- Food coloring (optional)
- Vinegar to make them hatch
- Add the desired amount of baking soda to a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring (optional). Then, slowly add water and mix. SLOWLY add more water until the mixture is damp and mold-able, but not too wet.
- Place some of the dough in your hand, and then lay a dinosaur on top. Cover the dinosaur with the mixture and form into an egg shape, securing the dinosaur inside.
- Once you have formed the dinosaur eggs lay them on a baking sheet or similar to dry overnight. The dough should dry hard, resulting in perfect dinosaur eggs.
- Fill a spray bottle with vinegar, which will be used by the child to “hatch” the eggs.
Activity Five: Birdseed Ornaments
You will need:
- Unflavoured Gelatin (2 packs)
- Corn Syrup
- Cookie Cutters
- Drinking Straws
- Follow the instructions on your packs of gelatin
- Once the gelatin is dissolved, add the corn syrup and stir until it has dissolved as well
- Add the birdseed to the gelatin mixture
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes so that the mixture becomes slightly firm
- Set your cookie cutters out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and then fill to the top with the mixture
- Press a straw into the birdseed (before it’s set) so that you have a nice neat hole for the twine to go through afterwards (be sure to make the hole low enough so that the twine will not rip through the birdseed)
- Place the ornaments in the refrigerator overnight to solidify.
- The next day, gently pull the edges of the cookie cutter away from the shape, and then gently push out the shape.
- Remove the straws, thread some twine through the holes and tie a knot.
- Then hang them from your trees and shrubs and wait for the birds to come!