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Summer activities for young girls

Discussion in 'The Junk Drawer' started by Scottish Rhiannon, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Scottish Rhiannon

    Scottish Rhiannon New Member

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    Hi guys, I am looking for advice on what activities I can get my twin 7yr old sisters taking part in during the summer holidays.

    They have been off for a week yet they have been indoors either playing with their toys and games console or have been fighting with each other.

    We had them swimming the other day but they ended up splashing each other and causing a scene :(.
     
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  2. christine40

    christine40 Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  3. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats God Seeker

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    Is there a kid-friendly park nearby? Do you have a yard?
     
  4. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran

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    At lthe ibrary, check out books they've selected. There are free online drawing and painting sessions. Some start with a basis shape like a B and show how to add to it. (Of course, theirr masterpieces go on the frig). There's a free reading program to help them increase their speed - spreeder.com You can cut and paste your reading selections into the spreader program.

    They can plan a "tea" including them writing the invitations and the menu, bake the cookies - or no-bake items, set the table. Establish a costume trunk you can even use construction paper necklaces and crowns.. After dressing in their costume choices, they could have the tea and do their own photo shoot. Also, Duallingo is a free foreign language program with numerous languages. You could have "A ___ country day" - local it on a globe, Google for their customs, make a dish that's popular and learn to say a few words in their language.

    Teach them to set a table and let them pick out the flowers and a vase then arrange (opportunity to teach them about variety of flowers and vase shapes). Show them how to do other household tasks. Our goal was to cover everything by the time they were 15 They were expected to do these tasks routinely. At this age, you can write the tasks and put a box so they can draw one to do. Then you aren't always telling them. Anyway, to aid in their people skills, show them how to.make introductions, interact with all age groups. Can visit a nursing home..Help them learn about themselves - make family tree with photos. Make a note book that's like a snapshot of this summer includes full name, how tall they are, likes and dislikes, favorite book, movie, a list of their positive attributes, photos of tea, costume dressups, cookies they baked, etc Also, show them photos that represent different emotions (online there's a page of them). Then talk about sad, happy, etc How to solve problems when they're not mad, etc. Regarding disagreements, they already know how to call each other names. So when it happens, they have to compliment each other - say 4 times.

    At this age, help them learn about time such as setting a time to exercise or a timer set for 2 min to brush their teeth each time. Can spice up brushing routine by singing the jingle - you'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent. Inject educational information all along - what city do we live in? Or vocabulary for their age group. Plus Biblical teaching including Proverbs Let them make their own play dough. Then use rolling pin, cookie cutters to create stuff including shapes they have to know. Play store by shopping and paying with play money (dont know how high they're expected to add but can be checked out).. Also, can put a plastic tablecloth on the floor and pour a large, cheap bag of rice in a large pan with an assortment of measuring spoons and cups; small, medium, and large plastic bowls, tiny containers, etc. so they pour rice from one container to another one. (surprised how long they play this).

    Sing, or show them how to panamine a new song, dance,, tell jokes, write a play, take photos. For projects can use white paper plates as the foundation for them to create - faces, clocks, spiders. Can staple construction paper for legs and arms -- or hair. Or use curling ribbon for hair. Show how to make fractions cutting up pizzas including equivalent fractions if the understand equal. Let them make beverages using measuring spoons, cups, pints, quarts, etc. The grocery is a wealth of ideas - shapes, colors, textures, smells,, dangerous items noted, types of vegetables, fruits (can compare and contrast) , nuts, dairy items (make butter or ice cream), etc Could let them select something that they've never eaten to prepare at home. Play identify the food - with their eyes closed, they have to identify the food - wouldn't do with a kid who is a picky eater though.

    Open savings account and and encourage that. Can let them earn an allowance. Can teach being charitable and cheerfully giving tithe. Let them help assemble clothes they've outgrown and take to local Salvation Army. Local a local garden or orchard and pick strawberries, blueberries, or other produce. As you drive past businesses, talk about what people do at that type of business. Make a tent - a sheet draped over a couple of chairs - adding flashlights at night. Make slime (I use only safe recipes - no borax, etc ) Make a castle from cardboard boxes - including draw bridges and a moat (foil?) Can use a shallow container and build different terrains - mountains or desert, etc To teach organizational skills, let them label the pantry - paper goods, staples, fruits n vegetables, etc Also, they can measure all types of things - horizontal and vertical. Dollar Tree has a pretty good selection including tape measurers, craft supplies, coloring books, colored pencils, tablecloths, foil, flowers, vases, ribbon notebooks, stickers..

    Can write in their journals as they dictate what their favorite activity, fun activity and something they're thankful for that day.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
  5. Heavenhome

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    Great ideas:)
     
  6. Scottish Rhiannon

    Scottish Rhiannon New Member

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    Yes but they are not allowed round until they zip their jackets, which they won't do unless we do it for them.
     
  7. christine40

    christine40 Well-Known Member

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    why do they need jackets?
    see that your temps are in the 60's and 70's now

    kids run around so much, they get hot easily
     
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