This week for Summertime Brain Hop – Hopping Around the Internet with Ideas To Make Summer Fun we will focus on Community. There are countless activities out there for this topic, and I tried to find some more unique activities and crafts that you may not have seen before. I am definitely going to start with the “Me on the Map” activity/project. It’s a great way to help younger children visualize just where they fit in — in this big world of ours! We will give you links to printables, lessons, crafts and even some fun new recipes you can try. We will end each theme with a party or field trip in our house!!! Use this and tailor it to meet the needs of your family – but most of all, have some Summertime Fun with your kids!!
Interactive Word Search
People and Occupations – Big List with MANY interactive ideas
How the Town Of Meatball Springs Got It’s Name – Info on naming a city, kids create their own silly story online – (like an online Mad-Libs)
Community Helper Bingo
Families At Work – Create a book of various people at work. Lots of ideas for pretend play, art ideas, and more!
A to Z Community Helpers Book (would be great for the end of the week)
Me on the Map
FANTASTIC activity/visual aid to help demonstrate spatial awareness in the world! Rather than starting with a school, start with your home! The kids will like seeing their homes on Google Earth! (I will do this one FIRST with my kids!)
PARTIES / OUTINGS
Schedule a tour of your local: Fire Station, Post office, Grocery Store, Library, etc.
Help serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
Stop and watch all the activity at a construction site. (from a sage distance, of course!)