Earlier this week I introduced you to our Summer Survival Kit. This is a great “bag of tricks” to keep on hand for rainy days, too hot days, days when kids are just not easily pleased, or just a day when you all want a change of pace.
Build one of your own for the dog days of summer and have reinforcements for one of “those days.”
Here’s what you can include:
- scissors (and adult supervision as needed)
- glue sticks
- crayons or colored pencils
- old magazines you don’t care about
- construction or craft paper
- envelopes and stationery for letter writing – I also included in our kit a folder containing the letters from the child we sponsor through Compassion International. In this way, we can create cards and letters for Joseph while we’re crafting other things.
- art and craft books – I love almost everything that Williamson Publishing makes, such as Art Starts for Little Hands and Making Amazing Art
- activity books – These may or may not include crafts, but they are full of activities for kids to explore. Some good ones include: The Little Hands Nature Book, Gizmos and Gadgets, Science Play, and Great Games
- logic, mystery and thinking books – These are better suited for older kids who may not be into “little crafts.” Some to explore include: A Case of Red Herrings, Mad Libs, and Mind Benders