76 days. That is how long our summer vacation will be in my neck of the woods. It is my hope every summer that we can slow down, relax, reconnect, and rediscover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
But I also realize that on the morning of day 7 I’ll be wondering what the heck I’m going to do to entertain my kiddos for the rest of the summer. Then I’ll panic a little.
That is when I’m going to reach for this Ultimate Science Summer Bucket List. I have made this list to help all of us when panic sets in. All you have to say is, “Kids, today we’re going to do science.”
Trust me, they will love:
Trying out a classic experiment:
- Explode a 2L bottle of soda with a mentos geyser
- Make elephant toothpaste
- Twist in time unmixing colors
- Color some flowers with science
Having a blast with bubbles:
Enjoying night science:
- Have a glow stick pool party
- Go outside at night find the Big Dipper and other constellations
- Have a night time scavenger hunt with flashlights
Eating food for thought:
Celebrating Fourth of July with science:
Doing science magic tricks:
- Attempt the egg drop challenge
- Try out traveling water on a string
- Tricked out with light refraction
- Try out singing glasses
Making science a game:
Giving a little science to a friend:
- Make some bath bombs
- Write a note with invisible ink
- Make UV bracelets so we don’t forget our sunscreen
Reading about science:
- Read the Halley Harper Science Girl Extraordinaire series (out June 15) because every kid needs a book about a science hero…
Ok… the last one is a shameless plug, but I am so excited to share the project I’ve been working on over the last year. You’ve been asking for a science book for kids and she’s almost here! Stay tuned for more updates and information on the first book of this series!
In the meantime, have an amazing summer doing science!