Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Cardboard Castle
An appliance box or other large box can be a "castle" to a child.  Cut out doors and a window with a utility knife.  (An adult will need to do this!)  Let the children decorate with paints, markers, or crayons.
*You can also make a car wash from an appliance box.   Open the box and place on its side so it looks like a tunnel.  Cut the bottom off of a large plastic garbage bag.  Cut up the seam on one side to open the bag.  Cut 2" strips up from the bottom of the bag stopping 3 inches from the top of the bag.  Tape the garbage bag to the top of the box to create the swishers, and then let the children ride their toys through the box.

Dream Sicle Drink
Orange juice
Frozen vanilla yogurt
Pour 2 cups of orange juice in the blender.  Add several large scoops of the vanilla yogurt.  Blend until smooth.
Adaptations:  Make a "purple cow" by mixing grape juice with the vanilla yogurt.

Draw basic geometric shapes (square, triangle, rectangle, oval, rhombus, circle) on 6” cardboard squares.  Pass out the shapes and challenge the children to find something on the playground with a similar shape.
*Divide children into small groups and let them make shapes with their bodies on the grass.