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Summertime Funtime Activities

June 1999

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  1
Make a poster of summer safety tips with your child.

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2
Share family history, photos with your child.
3
Watch an educational television show with your child and discuss it.
4
Pick a library reading list appropriate for your child's age and help your child get a library card.
7
Count the number of steps it takes to walk to the corner with your child.
8
Read a newspaper article about the environment with your child.
9
Have your child look for bugs. How many different kinds of bugs can he or she find? Size? Color?
10
Have your child list all uses of math around the house.
11
Cut pieces of paper into shapes and paste them in a quilt pattern with your child.
14
Cook dinner with your child and show him or her the do's and dont's of preparing food.
15
Make up a board game with your child.
16
Have your child tell you a favorite story.
17
Have your child put an ice cube outside. How long until it melts? Until it evaporates?
18
Look up events on the day your child was born.
21
Take your child on a field trip.
22
Make finger puppets with your child. Cut the ends off the fingers of old gloves. Draw faces on the fingers with felt tip markers, and glue on yarn for hair.
23
Help your child find your town on a map.
24
Teach your child a new skill like setting the table.

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25
Ask your child to watch for numbers in TV programs and commercials.
28
On trips, make a game of measuring distances and times.
29
Write a list of your child's favorite animals. Talk about what makes each animal special.
30
Ask your child to study town history from old newspapers.
   

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