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Summer Fun, Facts and Suggestions : Summer - Netglimse.com

Time of season: June - July

SUMMER FUN FACTS * In the United States the sun shines longer in the day and we have fewer hours of darkness.
* It rains less in the summer and the temperature is usually hot or warm.
* When there is no rain, the earth can get very dry and hard. In some places around the world, there is a danger of fires when the land gets too dry.
* Thunder and lightning storms occur more often in the summer.
MAKE A SUMMER CRAFT Here is one example of what you can to exclusively for your Summer Holidays. You can, of course, conceive your own ideas as well ... Sand Art Materials needed * newspaper
* glue
* construction paper
* paintbrush
* large tray or cookie sheet
* plastic cup ~ For each color of sand you want to use: * 1/2 cup of salt
* food coloring
* bag How to make It : 1. Pour 1/2 cup of salt into a Ziploc bag and add several drops of food coloring. 2. Close the bag tightly, making sure that most of the air is out (you can add more food coloring to get more vibrant colors of "sand"). 3. Use your fingers (on the outside of the bag) to mix the color into the salt. Pour the salt in a tin layer on the newspaper and let it dry. 4. Repeat this for each color, giving each color its own piece of newspaper.(You can use half of a page.) When all colors are dry, pick up the papers one at a time and pour the salt back into Ziploc bags or into separate compartments in an egg carton. 5. Mix together glue and water in equal amounts (if you use two tablespoons of water, use two tablespoons of glue). 6. Put a piece of construction paper in the tray. Use a pencil to draw the design you want to make and then use the paintbrush to paint (glue) the areas where you want ONLY THE FIRST COLOR to stick. 7. Use your fingers to sprinkle the first color over the areas you painted. Wait a few minutes to allow the salt to stick and then hold the paper over the tray to let the "extra" salt fall off of the painting. 8. Pour the "extra" salt back into ints container---You can use it again. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have all of the colors you want in your painting. Congratulations! You have created "sand" art.
Things to do in the Summer Reading Fun for Children There are many fun things to do in the summer. Sitting outside under a tree with a good book is especially fun to do in the summer. In the car, on a plane, on a train, in the house, with a mouse, at the park, in the dark (with a flashlight), in a tent, where else can you think of that would be fun to read?Consider these titles when you are looking to read a good summer book : Summer Books for Baby-Preschool Bailey Goes Camping
by Kevin Henkes
A cozy, comfortable book that will leave youngsters smiling. Grandma Summer
by Harley Jessup
Initially grumpy about his trip with Grandma to her beach cottage, Ben slowly comes around as he falls under the spell of the old house, the seashore, and his upbeat and mildly unconventional relative. Maisy's Pool
by Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes a zebra costume, bakes cookies, gets ready for bed, and goes for a swim. Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-Clapping Rhyme
by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack / All dressed in black, black, black." The sheer silliness of the pictures will attract an audience Summer Books for AGES 4-8 Albie the Lifeguard
by Louise Borden, illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles
Albie gains the courage to go the distance at the town pool one summer. Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (An Avon Camelot Book)
by Peggy Parish, illustrated by Lynn Sweat
Amelia Bedelia, who takes everything litterally, has never been camping before and she's trying her best to do exactly as she's told. You can just imagine what happens when she is told to hit the road, pitch a tent, put the coffee on the grill, or catch a fish. Arthur's Nose : 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
by Marc Tolon Brown
Arthur fans old and new can see how their favorite aardvark and his friends have developed over the twenty-five years since this first Arthur Adventure was published. Includes coloring pages. By the Light of the Captured Moon
by Julian Scheer, illustrated by Ronald Himler
10-year-old Billy wishes he could capture the moon and "put it away and take it out" whenever he likes, even though the moon is thousands of miles away. Surprisingly, Billy manages to pull the real moon into his bedroom. But when he is unable to hide its light, he pushes the moon out the window. It rolls "over a hill and out of sight," leaving a trail that baffles his parents the next morning. The Camp Knock Knock Mystery (Yearling First Choice Chapter Book)
by Betsy Duffey, illustrated by Fiona Dunbar
Crow and Willie have a not-entirely-friendly competition at camp over who tells the best knock-knock jokes. Willie spends the week looking for his joke book, which Crow has hidden. Camp Out (Rugrats Ready-To-Read, No 6)
by Rebecca Gold, illustrated by Sergio Cuan, Becky Gold
Stu has built a camper, and everyone is going camping. But when Angelica tells Chuckie that camping is about ghosts, wolves, and vampires, he becomes afraid -- until Tommy shows him that it's all about having fun! Canoe Days
by Gary Paulsen, illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen
Poetic words bring the beauty of a solitary day on a lake to life. Come On, Rain!
by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Jon J. Muth
Portrays the tenderness of the mother-daughter relationship, the rhythms of urban society, and the power of nature to transform and reinvigorate all forms of life. Cool Ali
by Nancy Poydar
One hot summer day, Ali takes her sidewalk chalk and draws the things that everyone needs - a little lake for Mrs. Frye to dip her toes into, a beach umbrella, the North Wind. But what will happen when a summer storm comes? Dragons of Summer Flame
by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Michael Williams, Larry Elmore
Filled with magic, elf-like fellows, spells, magicians, thieves, swords and sorcery. Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book
by Ed Emberley
Use your fingerprint to create a world teeming with colorful creatures. Be an artist! Paint a mural or decorate gifts - this book is a surefire way to leave your mark on the world! Edward in Deep Water
by Rosemary Wells
Edward isn't ready to swim, spend the night at a friends house or go to playschool, but that's okay. Not everyone is ready for the same things at the same time. Froggy Learns to Swim
by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Despite his amphibious nature, it takes persistent parental encouragement and the singing of silly songs to help Froggy overcome his reluctance to learn to swim. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and other summer poems/Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano
by Francisco X. Alarcon, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
A collection of 22 bilingual poems inspired by the poet's memories of childhood summers spent in Mexico. Last One in Is a Rotten Egg (An I Can Read Book)
by Leonard P. Kessler
Freddy can't swim in the deep water. When some big kids throw him into the pool his friends and mother encourage him to ask the lifeguard for lessons. Freddy learns how to float, to breathe and blow bubbles in the water, and how to move his arms and legs, until he can jump into the deep water with his friends. And the lifeguard gets rid of those bullies. Little Ned Stories: A Chapter-Picture Book for Kids
by Edward Allan Faine, illustrated by Joan C. Waites
Three separate stories describe the adventures of a six-year-old boy in West Virginia in the 1950s. No Soap -- Little Ned and Mr. Jenkins scour the West Virgina countryside in Mr. Jenkins' truck looking for the "Man with the Money." The Boy Who Hated Halloween -- Little Ned goes to a Halloween party in a strange town with Caspar the Ghost, Snow White, Pocahontas, Frankenstein and other monsters and gets the surprize of his life! The Ocean Vacation -- Little Ned loves his nightly bath, loves the water, and wants to swim in the ocean, but not with spiders, snakes and goopy, slimy things. Find out how Little Ned overcomes his fear of the big blue endless ocean and learns how to swim. The Other Side
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Earl B. Lewis
Clover lives in a big yellow house on one side of the fence. Annie Rose lives on the other side, the white side. Their mothers say it isn't safe to climb over. First the girls sit together on the fence, getting to know each other and watching the whole wide world. Then one day Annie Rose jumps down to join Clover and her friends jumping rope. The Magic String (Giant First Start Reader)
by Francene Sabin, illustrated by Joel Snyder
When his mother gives him a piece of string, and tells him it's magic, a young duck learns to swim. Muskrat Will Be Swimming
by Cheryl Savageau, illustrated by Robert Hynes
Living in a lakeside community of "cellar holes, trailers, and old winterized cottages," a girl of Native American and French descent feels demeaned when classmates call her a lake rat. Grampa reminds her of a legend concerning Muskrat. A dream and a symbolic dive into the lake help the girl fully accept where she's from and who she is. Sally Goes to the Mountains
by Stephen Huneck
Sally goes for a ride to the mountains, where there will be all kinds of new friends to meet: bears, moose, rabbits, and skunks! There will be berries to pick, sticks to fetch, and a lake to swim in. Sally can hardly wait! Spunky's Camping Adventure
by Janette Oke
Spunky the dog and his master, Mark, find mishaps and excitement on their first camping trip together. Will Mark and Spunky be able to make friends with the tough Buzz and his pesky dog, Snapper, or will Mark and Spunky's vacation be ruined? Stella & Roy Go Camping
by Ashley Wolff
Stella and Roy are camping with their mother, and Roy really hopes to see a bear. Every time he thinks he sees bear tracks, new reader Stella is pleased to say, "Wrong, Roy," and to look in her book of animal tracks for ones that match the prints. There are coyote tracks and marmot tracks and raccoon tracks and lots of other animal tracks to. Summer Camp Crack-Ups : And Lots S'More Knock-Knock Jokes to Write Home About (Lift-The-Flap Knock-Knock Book)
by Katy Hall, Lisa Eisenberg, illustrated by Stephen Carpenter
Summer vacation is finally here! So pack your trunk, unroll your sleeping bag, and set sail for Camp Lotsafun. Lift the flaps along with a troop of silly campers as they enjoy nature hikes, the mess hall, and a toasty campfire. The Summer My Father Was Ten
by Pat Brisson, illustrated by Andrea Shine
A young girl tells how every year she and her father plant a garden together, and every year he tells her the story of the summer he was 10 when he led his mates in vandalizing the garden of his lonely, old Italian neighbor but later righted the wrong. Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe
by Vera B. Williams
Follow the red canoe from page to page as it journeys down river carrying the family on a camping tour. Toasting Marshmallows : Camping Poems
by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night. When Daddy Took Us Camping
by Julie Brillhart
Daddy takes two of his children on a fun-filled camping trip into the forest, where the kids pitch a tent, learn to use a compass, identify bugs and animal tracks, cook over an outdoor stove, and wake up to the "clunk" of a skunk. Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery (Puffin Easy-To-Read)
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti, edited by Lisa Moore
Super sleuth Cam Jansen is in hot pursuit of a missing baseball.   Summer Books for AGES 9-12 Alice the Brave
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The summer before eighth grade, Alice and her friends spend days at a swimming pool, and Alice works to disguise her fear of deep water. With her older brother's help, she conquers her fear and also faces her worries that her best friends are changing and leaving her behind. Aquamarine
by Alice Hoffman
Two best friends must soon part ways at the end of the summer. Despite the girls' fear of change, everything shifts with a summer storm. At the beach club, the next morning, the girls find that the storm has brought a mermaid to shore. What will happen next? The Berenstain Bears-- Phenom in the Family
by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
There's a brand-new pool at Bear Country School, and all the cubs are raring to try out for the swim team. When Sister Bear outswims every cub in every event Papa has visions of Bearlympics gold and insists on being Sister's personal trainer as she prepares for the big meet. Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti, editor Deborah Brodie
After her grandma and grandpa are robbed in an airport parking lot, Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to track down the thief and recover her grandparents' luggage and birthday presents. Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti
One of the guests at the hotel Aunt Molly is staying at gives her beloved Little Tiger to a bellhop to bring up to her room. But the cat never arrives and now the bellhop has vanished. Can Cam's photographic memory help find the catnapped kitty? Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti, editor Joy Peskin
Raising money for charity, Cam Jansen and her sidekick, Eric, are selling fudge bars door to door. With her photographic memory and her eye for the suspicious, Cam matches a stranger in the neighborhood with an unsolved bank robbery. Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
by David A. Adler, contributor Susanna Natti
Cam's photographic memory reveals that there are dinosaur bones missing from the museum. Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti, editor Joy Peskin
A fun day at the amusement park turns into a creepy mystery when Cam's Aunt Katie realizes that her wallet has been stolen. Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery
by David A. Adler, illustrated by Susanna Natti
Cam's got a whole new m-hisss!-tory to solve! First a snake is let loose on the steps of the city library, then Cam's mother's bag is stolen. Could the two events be related? It will take Cam's photographic memory to find out and to help catch the slippery criminal! Flea Circus Summer
by Cheryl Ware
Twelve-year-old voracious writer Venola Mae writes letters to the advertisers of flea circuses, her summer employer, her best friend away at camp, and "Dear Abby's Bosses," among others. Hot and Cold Summer
by Johanna Hurwitz
Rory and Derek were best friends but with Bolivia visiting next door would their friendship last? The Mermaid Summer
by Mollie Hunter
Anna Anderson goes up against a tempermental mermaid bringing her exiled grandfather home and saving her fishing village. Summer of the Monkeys
by Wilson Rawls
Tag along with 14 year old Jay Berry Lee as he attempts to capture 29 monkeys that have (it turns out) escaped from the circus. Summer of My German Soldier
by Bette Greene
When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, 12-year-old Patty Bergen learns what it means to open her heart. Although she's Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi--but as a lonely, frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own. Summer Reading Is Killing Me! (Time Warp Trio)
by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith
Sam, Fred, and Joe--the Time Warp Trio--find themselves face-to-beak with a giant, 266-pound chicken ... who, unfortunately, looks hungry. It seems the boys are in the middle of Daniel Pinkwater's The Hoboken Chicken Emergency! How did they get there? Fred accidentally stuck the school's summer reading list between the pages of "The Book"--a time-warping, green-mist-expelling book that triggers time travel. Wind Spell (Magic Elements 3)
by Mallory Loehr
Three feathers fall out of the sky and into the hands of three siblings. Exactly what they are supposed to do with the feathers Joe, Polly, and Sam don't know. That is, until they see the words written by the wind and magic is once again a part of their lives. Young Swimmer
by Jeff Rouse, illustrated by James Jackson & Peter Coombe
Briefly mentioned are the physical and mental benefits gained from these sports, the perseverance required, and some historical facts. Zoom FunTM with Friends
by Amy E. Sklansky
Now revised and expanded - with more than 100 delicious recipes - the book that tells you everything you need to know to turn your backyard grill into a true slowcooking barbecue machine. Full of entertaining projects kids can do with their buddies-how to throw a great party, how to volunteer and make a difference, how to create a secret code, and how to put on a play.   PARENT HELPS Crafts to Make in the Summer
by Kathy Ross, illustrated by Vicky Enright
Presents twenty-nine easy-to-make craft projects with summertime themes, including a mouse sunglasses case, a firecracker finger puppet, and a seashell candle holder. The Kids Campfire Book
by Jane Drake, Ann Love, illustrated by Heather Collins
Kids learn how to make pizza over an open fire, tell a spooky ghost story, or create musical instruments for a singalong. 125+ pages of fun things to do. Kids Outdoors : Skills and Knowledge for Outdoor Adventures
by Frank Logue, contributors Mark Carroll, Victoria Steele Logue & Frank Logu
Everything from road warrior's cuisine, fireside games, and orienteering to selecting sleeping bags, tents, and footgear. There are even some projects for backyard campers, like making plaster casts of animal prints. Water Babies : Teach Your Baby the Joys of Water - From Newborn Floating to Toddler Swimming
by Francoise Barbira Freedman
A how-to guide for parents.   Other fun things to do in the Summer... ~ Take a walk or ride bikes ~ Play in a sprinkler ~ Have a lemonade sale ~ Go to the beach ~ Make a sand castle ~ Go swimming   Constructive Fun Ideas for Summer Summer vacation is only a few days away and we are faced with the question of what to do with all that time. Or more like, what do we do to entertain those kids that are so bored and they don’t know what to do. Here are some helpful ideas to fill in those long summer days. 1. Start some type of collection - Bugs are everywhere and once properly dried can be collected, marbles of every color and shape, coins or whatever interest them. 2. Record and catalog information - What type of birds they have spotted, wild flowers or animals. There is not enough science in schools and what better way to learn than from hands on experience. 3. Visit the Zoo - But don’t just walk through it and you’re done. Sit and draw the animals, figure out what they’re doing. Research where the animals came from and what do they eat. Have each child pick an animal to research and go back and visit the animal that their interested in several times. Try to come up with ways to raise money for that animal. 4. Visit the Museum -
* Art museum - Have them pick one of their favorite pieces of art and research the artist. Where did they come from and what other works of art are they known for?
* History museum - Research their favorite part of history and share what information they have learned. Build a model of that part of history.
* Science Museum - Find something that interest them in this area and have them research it. Build a machine or model of their interest.
5. Go to the park - Pack a picnic lunch, invite some friends and have fun. 6. Go fishing - Dust off that old fishing pole and take them fishing. Learn the different types of fish that they could catch. What types of bait to use. Don’t forget that fishing license. 7. Go biking - Pack a small backpack with water, snacks, and drinks. 8. Go hiking - Hit those trails and start walking. Find some trails that you’ve never been on before. 9. Study the architect for buildings and walk around town. Take photos or draw the different designs. Research who came up with those ideas and are those designs still used today. 10. Go to your Public Library - They have many great things going on all summer long. Summer reading clubs and a great place for resources and research. And they usually have Air Conditioning on those very hot summer days. 11. Work on a skit or play with your neighborhood kids. Plan out a stage and costumes and invite the rest of the neighborhood for the production. 12. Go to the farmers market to see all the vendors and fresh produce. 13. Do community service work - Pick up litter in a park, work in a shelter serving food, or contact someone to find out where they would need help that the whole family could get involved in.

14. Visit the elderly in homes; make cards for them and fresh cookies. 15. Teach them how to cook and bake. Great learning experience is measuring and following the instruction on a recipe. The greatest reward is eating what you made! 16. Journals - Have them write down there thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Keep them in the habit of writing. 17. Write letters to friends and family. Especially if they don’t have email and send those wonderful works of art that are usually over flowing in your own home. 18. Play a game - There are so many great board games and lots of physical games. 19. Clean the house or organize a room. My kids love it when we make a list of what has to be cleaned. Each child loves writing down their name next to the item that they have cleaned. The list really motivates them and your not telling them what to do. Rewards are paid for all there great and hard work. 20. Plan a vacation or trip. Research together the area that you’ll be going and get feed back as to what everyone would like to see. Give them a journal and have them write down what they did that day. They won’t like doing it most of the time. When they go back the following year and read it they’ll remember certain events with fond memories.   Summer vacation is only a few days away and we are faced with the question of what to do with all that time. Or more like, what do we do to entertain those kids that are so bored and they don’t know what to do. Here are some more helpful ideas to fill in those long summer days. 21. Start a hobby or craft - Learn how to sew, cross-stitch, paint, play an instrument, horse-back ridding, build a model car, or what really interest them. 22. Go out and buy some photo albums, then gather up all those snapshots and photos that are floating around in your drawers and put them in the albums. The kids will have a great time organizing them and there’s so much out there to decorate and add life to the albums. 23. Organize neighborhood olympics for the kids in the area. Put together games that different ages can play. Even babies in highchairs can have an eating contest. Host one every year and you can keep a photo album to show how each child has changed. 24. Neighborhood Block Party - Every year our neighborhood has a block party. We get a permit which allows us to block off the road. Everyone brings a dish to pass, games are played, we play some music and then the kids head to one of our neighborhood pools for an afternoon dip. What a great way to get to know your neighbors and learn what’s happened to them over the winter. 25. Join a group - There could be parents that have play groups established, ask around. The worst thing a parent goes through is not having someone to talk to when their children are young. Many of us are usually going through the same emotions and trails. It’s a relief to know that others are having the same struggles. MOPS - Mothers Of PreSchoolers and Mom’s In Touch both run during the school year, but getting involved next season will give you contacts and friendships that will carry you through the summer. 26. Learn A Foreign Language – Many libraries carry tapes, videos, books and CD’s. Teacher stores and various other stores carry all the needed items to get started. The more exposure to another language and the sooner you learn the more likely you’ll retain the information. Use various words through out the day. Besides the homeland, many languages are used in other parts of the world. Research the use of that language to see what other places use it and what famous people came for the homeland. 27. Learn Sign Language – There are many Internet sites that show you how to get started. Start out with the alphabet by printing it and then go from there. You can find books in the library or you can purchase them in bookstores. 28. Go pick fresh fruit – There is nothing like eating fresh strawberries or blueberries out on a farm. Later in the season you can pick peaches and apples, once they come into season. Call ahead to make sure that the farm is kid friendly. 29. Mechanically Inclined Children – Find broken machines and equipment for them to take apart. Items like phones, radios and computers will entertain them for hours. To prevent electrocution, cut off the cord for those high impulse children who would try to plug it in while apart. 30. Work Out Program – Start out the summer with a workout program. Some children are very active but there are many families that watch too much television or just sit around doing other things. Have a set plan, schedule what days you’ll work on certain parts of the body. Chart out your progress to help you stay on track. You can bike, walk the neighborhood together, use workout tapes, roller blade or go to the high school track and walk together. What’s good for the body is good for the soul!! 31. Go Camping – Our favorite pastime is camping. I’m sure if you’ve only camped once in you’re lifetime with your family you remember it. There’s nothing like the smell of the campfire and cooking over the fire. It’s a great time for family bonding and the memories will last a lifetime. 32. Read together!!! Find some great books that all of you will like to hear out loud. One of our favorites is “Where The Red Fern Grows”. Keep in mind you’ll need a tissue box for the end but emotions are a good thing. The worlds greatest teacher wept and taught us so much. Reading expands their horizons and they end up with a bright future. 33. Spend time together. If you had only one thing to give to your child, the greatest thing would be your time. They really need you at any age, even if they fight those hugs. Always add laughter, it’s so healing and good for the soul. If you’ve had a busy schedule send them a card in the mail, kids love getting mail. Come home for lunch a few times a year to make them feel special. Tell them that their important and don’t think that they should know it. They need to hear it!! What’s important is the well being of your children because soon they’ll be out on their own, time goes by so fast. 34. Visit your state capital. Take a tour of the building, find out the history about your state and observe the capital while it’s in session. Study who runs your state, how a bill becomes a law and what connection does your state have to do with the federal government. 35. Take a trip to a factory or manufacturer that offers tours. Learn how they make products, how they are distributed, how they are marketed, the history of the business and the importance of it to the community. 36. Find out what there is to do in your state. You can go on-line, go to the library or contact the Chamber of Commerce to see what’s in your area. There are many neat things to do in each state if you take the time to search, you may find a hidden secret or resource. 37. Visit your State Parks - Many great resources are waiting at your State Parks. Nature trails, fishing, canoeing, sand dunes (in Michigan) and many organized events. The smell of the trees after a rain, the sound of the birds (many only found in unpopulated areas), and nature is just calling out to you to come and enjoy. Check to see what may be going on in the coming months like Trillium festivals in the spring with many other wild flowers to discover. Note: You are not allowed to pick wild flowers within a Michigan State Park. Only leave footprints, take only memories and pictures. 38. Nature Centers - If you would like to learn more about trees, wild flowers, animals, civilization, and even the ice age, head to the Nature Center. They usually have volunteers with passion and the love to share what they know. Check out events like maple syrup making and other cultural events to enjoy. 39. State & County Fairs - Great time for all the family. Yes, they have rides, games and food to great but they also have great learning experiences. Pick up a schedule of events to see horse pulling, riding competitions, tractor pulling, and all those 4-H events. Maybe you'll find a 4-H event to become involved in, you never know. 40. Festivals - There are festivals through out the year, so check your local newspaper to see what's going on. They always have great food many times tied into a cultural event. If you have a special interest, check the Internet to see where those types of events are taking place. You might experience a parade; learn about history and new food. 41. Camps - There are many camps through out the summer to experience. Some kids don’t like to leave for a long period of time, so they can go to day camps. If they have a special interest like, basketball, volleyball, theater, horseback riding or whatever, there may be a camp they can try. They even have camps for the whole family to enjoy. Check to see what is in your area. Remember - The object is for everyone to have fun. The moderator is the all-powerful dictator. You may at any time change the rules or boundaries or handicap players to help balance out the wide spectrum of abilities. We want the tentative athlete and the superjock to play together at the best of their abilities. Some more WILD Fun Things for Adults to Do in Summer .........
* Bathe in the ocean.

* Build a sandcastle. * Bury someone in the sand. * Buy a movie projector and charge admission to view the movie that is projected on the side of your house at night. (set up chairs, couches, snack bar etc.). * Celebrate on the beach with an ice cream fight - then dive in with your clothes on. * Cook your breakfast on an outdoor fire. * Find a field of wild flowers and sell bouquets for 5 bucks each. * Float down a slow river on a tube. * Get a random summer job with a friend. * Go boating. * Go camping on the beach. * Go far a tram ride. * Go on a rock find. * Go paddle boating. * Go swimming with all your clothes on. * Go to a classical concert outdoors. * Go to an afternoon baseball game. * Go to an outdoor café. * Go to the beach with sandwiches and a fantastic friend. * Go to your nearest trampoline and bounce. * Have a classic movie night outside with friends. * Learn a new water dive. * Learn to throw a boomerang. * Look for sand dollars and shells at a beach. * On a super hot day, get a kiddy wading pool - fill it up - then sit in it for most of the afternoon. * Play backgammon outdoors somewhere. * Play croquet with party beverages. * Play some children's games. * Put up a basketball hoop. * Ride a bike off a dock right into the lake! * Ride every ride at the carnival. * Set up the sprinkler. * Sign up for a summer camp. * Sleep on your roof. * Start a herb garden. * Summer snowball fight (if you have an indoor ice arena close by, there should always be a big pile of snow at the side of the building - just take a couple of coolers and fill them up with snow, then go to the beach when it's 90 degrees and have a snowball fight). * Swim at the pool. * Swim in a lake or a river. * That old favorite - badminton. * Watch fireflies light their bums up. * Yee-ha - take a hayride.

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