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Imagine Your Story - Summer Reading Program

Try these for fun, or use your imagination to think of other exciting activities to do!

  1. Make decorations, write a playlist, and have a family dance party.
  2. Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  3. Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton. Instructions here.
  4. Go camping in the living room.
  5. Play board games.
  6. Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  7. Make ice cream in a bag. Recipe here.
  8. Make slime. Instructions here.
  9. Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques. Ideas here.
  10. Make a piñata. Instructions here.
  11. Make and blow bubbles. Instructions here.
  12. Make rock candy. Instructions here.
  13. Have an indoor picnic.
  14. Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  15. Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here..
  16. Create a family tree.
  17. Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  18. Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  19. Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  20. Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.

Download this list of activities here.

Even more fun activities to do after reading!

  1. Clean out your closets.     
  2. Facetime, ZOOM, or Skype with family or friends.
  3. Have a tea party.
  4. Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  5. Make some play dough.
  6. Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  7. Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  8. Have a family music night.
  9. Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  10. Paint with Kool-Aid. Instructions here.
  11. Put on a puppet show.
  12. Fold clothes together.
  13. Create a new dessert.
  14. Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  15. Play 20 Questions.
  16. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  17. Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  18. Decorate a T-shirt.
  19. Write letters to family and friends.
  20. Build a bridge or building with toothpicks or Q-tips.
  21. Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.

Download this list of activities here.

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