60 Days of Summer
(21 through 30)

21.  Number Hunt
Take several lunch sacks and write different numerals on each one.  Give each child a bag and challenge them to find a set and put it in the bag.  Let children share what they have found with their friends.  Have children return the objects to where they found them.
Hint!  This can also be done with a partner or in small groups.

22.  Food Color Dip
Fill several small cups half way with water.  Add 10 drops of food coloring to each cup.  Let the children fold a paper towel into a small square.  Dip each corner in a different color.  Open and dry.

23.  Mud Pies
(Not edible, but definitely great fun!)
4 cups dirt
1 cup flour
Mix the dirt and flour with water until it molds and sticks together.  Shape into cookies, pies, birds nests, and other shapes.  Dry in the sun.

24.  Mud Painting
You’ll need plastic containers, old paint brushes, paper, and some mud for this art project.  Collect samples of dirt from several different areas in the plastic containers.  Compare samples.  Stir in water and paint with brushes or fingers.

26.  Hot Potato
Materials:  ball, whistle
Children stand in a circle and pass around the ball (hot potato).  When you blow the whistle, the child holding the ball must leave the circle.  The game is played until there is just one child left standing.
*This game can be adapted easily to play inside.  Have the children sit in a circle and pass a beanbag while you play music.  When the music stops, the one holding the beanbag is out of the game.

27.  Letter Hop Scotch
Draw a hopscotch design with chalk on a paved surface.  Write letters in each section for the children to identify as they hop and play.
*You could also write numerals or words on the hopscotch.

28.  Cloud Watch
When there are cumulus clouds in the sky, have the children lay on their backs and look for animals and other objects in the sky.
*Let them draw pictures of clouds with white chalk on blue paper.

29.  Boat Builders
Let children construct boats from two toilet paper rolls stapled together.  Glue a triangular piece of construction paper to a craft stick and stick it between the rolls to make a sail.  Use a tub of water or plastic pool to float the boats.  (These don't last long, but the children will have fun constructing them.)
*Mold boats from aluminum foil.  How many small toys can their boat hold before it sinks?
*Carve a boat from a bar of Ivory soap.  Glue paper to a toothpick and insert it in the soap to make a sail.  Make a raft from popsicle sticks.  Lay down two sticks.  Glue ten sticks on top of them.  Dry and then decorate with markers.
*Give children recycled materials (trash and scraps) to use to create boats and other things that float.

30.  Life Preserver Sandwich
You will need the following:
Cream cheese
Blue food coloring
Fish Crackers
Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the cream cheese.  Let the children spread the cream cheese on one half of a bagel. 

Decorate with 4 fish crackers.

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