"What was it like that summer that the whole world shut down?" "What did everyone do?" Children, years and years from now will wonder about Summer 2020. The history books will hold stories about the life we are living right now. It is hard to grasp the enormity of this moment because we are living through it, and sometimes just getting through the day takes all the mental energy we can muster. But this summer is singular (we hope), and if you and your loved ones are healthy, you can try to be in this moment and make it something special.
Teacher Tip: Make your Summer Bucket List into a big poster. Make checkboxes next to each event on your list - checking those boxes adds to the fun.
Teacher Tip: Print out color copies of the film posters and hang them up it will add some excitement and turn movie night into a special event.
Here is a quick list of some backyard games: Red Light; Green Light, Four Square, Red Rover, Ghosts in the Grave Yard, Kick the Can, Hopscotch, Chinese Jump Rope, Jacks, Marbles, Simon Says.
Teacher Tip: Give kids the job of researching game rules, have them make a book of back yard games with pictures and instructions.
Please share photos if you do any of these ideas. And I'd love to hear your great ideas, so please share them in the comments.