Have you seen baby bunnies in your neighborhood? They are adorable, but grow up quickly! I hope you enjoy learning more about rabbits while listening to “A Baby Rabbit Story” by Jeni Wittrock. Also, click the link below for a cute coloring page!
- Take an AR quiz on this book at: https://hosted37.renlearn.com/2123879/
- Bored and looking for something to do? How about using your spare time to brighten the day of a friend or family member?! Handwritten cards might seem old-fashioned, but they are an awesome way to get creative and show that you care. Check this article out for some tips!
- Are you feeling bored in the house and you’re in the house bored? Ms. Persley has just the book for you! The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake.
- Like a scavenger hunt, let’s go on a noun hunt! Walk around your home and see if you can find a noun for every letter in the alphabet. You can make a chart like Ms. Kerry did below to record your answers. Remember a noun is a person, place, or thing!
- The Hope Star is a book that will help us all remember to dream, to wish and to believe. It is beautifully written by Colorado resident, Jayne Cordes. It was written for her children and all children.
- 30+ Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids –Tinker, build, design, and more with these engineering challenges! They use simple, inexpensive or recycled materials!
- Have you ever thought about the different ways STEM plays such an important role in sports? Watch this video about a Baseball Information Coordinator, Devin Pickett, and read the article below to learn about how communication systems are used in Major League Baseball. Then, see if you can create your own communication system for coaches and players to use during games.
- LOOK UP at the night sky!! How many times have you looked up to see what you can see in the night sky? The sky is full of stars and planets. Print the pages from I Know About Stars and you will be able to make a book about stars and practice tracing stars. The Star Gazing file will help you understand to look for in the night sky when you are stargazing and looking for constellations. Do the dot to dot pages to know what some of the constellations look like in the sky. The Solar System file will help you learn more about the planets in our solar system.
- Learn more about space and try some activities, these two links will take you to NASA sites designed to for kids who want to know more:
- Have you ever wanted to write or reveal invisible messages like they do in the Movie “National Treasure”? Now is your chance to try it for yourself. All you need is a few household items to do so.
- Are you looking for a way to encourage youth to express themselves through art? Participate in the #RadiateGoodVibes National Art Contest to help spread kindness and radiate good vibes. Contest is open to all youth ages 10-13! The winning Club(s) will receive $3,000 for their Club and a $500 Old Navy gift card for their youth artist.
- Log into https://myfuture.net/programs/At-Home-Activities/Torch-Clubs to participate!
- Flyer – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JHve8ms8564YVIiFmeidY9yI0bX6NoW4
- Do you know how to MAKE A RAINBOW? Try this hands on science experiment using the three primary colors to mix a rainbow of colors!
- Paint a Summer Still Life! If you are looking for an indoor activity and a break from the heat, find some items and create a still life masterpiece using paint, colored pencils, crayons, or even some chalk or oil pastels if you have them.
- If you are working on an art project this summer and want to learn to mix your own colors, check out this animation Mixing Colors video by Gabinations. It will show you how to use the three primary colors to make 12 fun colors!
- Now it’s time for you to be a hip-hop dancer and try out this cool Jump-N-Kick dance?!? Try out this high energy 6-minute hip hop dance fitness break video from H.Y.P.E. The Breaks Vol. 1. Post yourself trying it at home so we can see you “break it down” (with parent permission)
- Jump-N-Kick video
- Do you enjoy being in the outdoors? Are you looking for some fun nature activities you can do with your family? Generation Wild is sending out these weekly programming ideas to create your own Family Nature Club!
- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PsQJ0h0okDEuOJq4NGQ1Myd4ETEavjKn (English and Spanish)
- Want more birds in your yard? Check out these 13 Do It Yourself Bird Feeder ideas and use many different household objects to make your own bird feeder and feed those hungry birds in your backyard!
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION:
- Here are some JeffCo posts that we have used for book recommendations for kids and teens focusing on LGBTQ+ as a part of our social justice resources & educational tools. We hope these stories will spark conversations and questions.
- This post was one of the first in the series and these book recommendations focus on anti-racism and social justice for older teens and adult family members.
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT:
- Join Steve and Shelly as they try to make mini empanadas for the first time! This recipe just takes a few simple ingredients and a short cooking time, then dinner is DONE!
- Tie-dye sweatsuits: comfy AND trendy. You can make an incredible tie-dye outfit at home using only isopropyl alcohol, permanent markers, a few other simple supplies, and the science of chromatography!! Click the link below for instructions, and have fun!
- Resiliency Bullet Journal from We Are Teachers and the Allstate Foundation – These printable resiliency journal pages would be a great way to engage in conversation with teens and help them reflect on ways they can Grow Their Powers of Resiliency!
BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCE:
- Broncos Back-To-School Bash Flyer – This event provides school supplies for students from K-12th grade on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 from 9:00-12:00 noon at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium! Please note, families are required to REGISTER IN ADVANCE!