Kid’s Activity Calendar July 27 – August 2, 2020

Happy End of July!

Holy wow! Another month has come and gone! I cannot believe it is already August! This week, I wanted to find some fun craft ideas to keep your kids busy even after they are done with their creations! Enjoy!

Monday July 27th, 2020: Dream Catchers!

What you will need:

  • Paper plates (cheap, uncoated plates work best)
  • Yarn
  • Crayons
  • Sequins
  • Glitter
  • Feathers
  • Pony beads
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

How to make your own Dream catcher:

1- Have a parent cut out the center of the paper plate leaving just the outer ring.

2- Let kids use their imaginations decorate one or both sides of the paper ring with crayons, sequins, glitter and anything else that makes them happy.

3- Use the hole punch to punch holes around the inner ring of the circle.

4- Cut a length of yarn to string across the middle of the plate

5-  Weave the yarn across the middle to the holes to create the inner pattern.

6- Attach the feathers and a loop of yarn for hanging

Tuesday July 28th: RAIN STICKS!

This was one of my favorite crafts as a kid! Use this link to follow the instructions from “The Gift of Curiosity”


What you will need:

  • Paper towel roll
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rice
  • Clear tape
  • Wooden spoon
  • Broom handle
  • Colored paper
  • Optional: Funnel


Wednesday July 29th: Bottle Rockets!

What you will need:

  • Empty Squeezy water bottles with a sports cap
  • Cardboard
  • Straws – one wider than another
  • Scissors
  • Glue/sellotape
  • Blu tack or Plasticine

How to make your Bottle Rocket: Thank you to rainy day mum for the idea!

1- Lift up the sports cap of your bottle and push in half of your thinner straw. Seal around the straw and sports cap with blu tack or plasticine. Squeeze the bottle and make sure air is coming out of the top of the straw ONLY, not from the sides.

2- Making the rocket! Draw and cut out a cardboard or paper rocket.

3- Seal one end of your wider straw using sellotape. This straw must fit over the top of your thinner straw. Blow down the straw and make sure no air can escape from the top.

4- Attach your card or paper rocket onto one side of the straw with double sided tape.

5- Place the rocket onto your bottle launcher and squeeze the bottle hard. Your straw rocket should shoot into the air.

Thursday July 30th! Homemade Stress Balls!

Thank you to Frugal Fun 4 Boys for the idea!

What you need:

  • Balloons – white or yellow for the face, and other colors for the ninja mask
  • Scissors
  • Sandwich baggies – either fold-over or ziploc (if you use ziploc, you’ll have to cut the zipper off)
  • Flour or play dough
  • Ballpoint pen

Step 1: Fill a baggie with 3/4 cup of flour (or play dough). Filling a baggie is SO much easier than trying to stuff a balloon with flour!

Step 2: Fold over the baggie and squeeze out all the air. Cut the blowing end off of a white balloon so that you are left with a round balloon with a hole.

Step 3: Stuff the baggie filled with flour or play dough into the balloon.

Step 4: Cut off the blowing end of another balloon. Cut an opening for the ninja face. Then, stretch this balloon over the white balloon with the opening facing the opposite way (so that the flour baggie can’t come out). Add a ninja face with a ballpoint pen. We tried Sharpie initially, and the faces kept rubbing off when the boys played with them. We made another ninja ball and used ballpoint pen, and the face still looks great even after lots of handling.


Friday July 31: Paper Bag Puppets!

What you will need:

  • Paper bags – brown, white or even colored!
  • Card stock. construction and/or scrapbook paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Fun stuff like assorted pompoms, buttons, pipe cleaners, google eyes, fun crafting/scrapbook paper

Here are a few ideas for different characters that you can make with your paper bags! Once they are done with their creations, have them put on a puppet show!



Saturday August 1: SWEATY SATURDAY!

Try this workout to start your day! Complete each exercise for 30 seconds, take a 30 second rest then do the exercise again! How many rounds can you do in 20 minutes?

  1. High knees
  2. Crunches
  3. Supermans
  4. Jumping Jacks
  5. Jab punches
  6. Squats

Sunday August 2nd: Stretch-It-Out Sunday!

Try out this beginner yoga video! I just finished and it was magical!


Take care!


Nadia R.

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