The days are now warmer, the sun is out longer and the kids need more to engage
their minds and bodies!

Here are some activities to help you take advantage of the beautiful weather
and games to help let off any steam.

Using this time to work in the yard? Have children help and set aside a few leaves
for a science/art chlorophyll painting activity. Children can draw their own
bare tree and paint with the leaves they collected!

Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in a plant’s leaves, is a key ingredient in
the process of photosynthesis. It also makes great paint when rubbed onto paper,
causing the chlorophyll to be released.



This article, located on the National Afterschool Association website, outlines ideas
not only to assist you in continuing homeschooling into June, but also provides
ways to encourage healthy and engaging play that integrates academic subjects.
STEAM (Science, technology, enrichment, art and math) activities,
guidelines for free play, and more can be found!


Play “Running Through the Forest” to stretch your child’s imagination
while getting them moving.

Have older children come up with stories of their own and play along!
They can even draw and write a story about the adventure they created while playing.




Ever have those moments where you feel like you could just scream?
When it feels like tensions are high, head outside and play “Iron Lungs”
– release some serious energy while having fun!

Please share with us a photo or story
of how you’re enjoying these activities at home. 
We’d love to see what you’re up to!
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