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Summer Living!

Summer Fun! 2017


Do you need help thinking of kid-friendly activities for summer? 34. Visit a fish hatchery.
Here are some great ideas to get you started. 35. Plant a butterfly garden with flowers.
Summer may be a time to relax, but tell that to kids who are 36. Pretend to be pirates for a day -- dress up in costumes, plan
bouncing off the walls or shrieking "I'm bored." As parents, a treasure hunt and talk like a pirate.
babysitters and nannies, we want each summer to be more
memorable than the next, and with that comes the need for a 37. Make an indoor sandbox using colored rice: mix 4 cups of
few new ideas -- especially if your child is too young to go to a rice with 3 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and a few drops
summer camp. of food coloring and let dry overnight.
Here are 101 ideas for your summer bucket list -- to keep kids 38. Turn the backyard into a carnival -- set up a face painting
from being bored and create memories that they'll have for a area and games like ring toss.
lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when they're asked 39. Make totem poles out of paper towel rolls and decorate
"what did you do this summer?"). them.
1. Bake cookies for ice cream sandwiches. 40. Visit a museum you've never been to.
2. Volunteer at a nature center. 41. Make a giant hopscotch or Twister game on the lawn (with
3. Make a photo journal or a family yearbook. spray paint) or driveway (with chalk).
4. Have a luau in the backyard. 42. String beads into jewelry.
5. Visit the beach and collect shells. 43. Make a bird house out of Popsicle sticks.
6. Make a fort out of cardboard boxes. 44. Learn about stargazing and identify as many constellations
as possible.
7. Visit a farmer's market.
45. Create leis with wildflowers.
8. Stage an A to Z scavenger hunt, where you have to find
something that starts with every letter. 46. Go fossil hunting near a lake.
9. Pick berries. 47. Break out your baseball gloves and start a game, sandlot
10. Have a picnic at a state park.
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12. Go canoeing at a local lake.
13. Build a sandcastle.
14. Write and illustrate your own book and have it published
into an actual hardcover book.
15. Forget cooking -- set up an ice cream sundae buffet for
16. Clean up trash at a local park.
17. Have a backyard campfire or just use the grill! Roast hot
dogs on sticks, pop popcorn and finish off with s'mores.
18. Make homemade pizza.
19. Go for a walk and then make a collage from nature objects
you find along the way.
20. Head to a creek and look at the ducks.
21. Set up a lemonade stand.
22. Have a water balloon fight.
23. Practice your origami skills and make objects to hang from
the ceiling.
24. Go biking on a trail
25. Interview an older relative about what life was like when
they were young.
26. Plan a picnic at a local park -- or in your backyard.
27. Print out a list of children's books that have won
Caldecott Medals. Visit the local library throughout
the summer and try to read as many as you can.
28. Create salad spinner art: Place circles of paper
inside a cheap salad spinner, dab tempera paints
on top, cover and spin away.
29. Practice making interesting shadow puppets and
then put on a show with your characters.
30. Plant a garden of herbs and veggies.
31. Make a sidewalk chalk mural.
32. Go ice blocking (sledding) in the grass with a towel-
covered block of ice.
33. Have an outdoor painting party using huge
canvases or cardboard.
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48. Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool using 62.
Run through the sprinklers.
straws to propel them. 63.
Blend your own smoothie.
49. Play mini-golf -- or set up a course in your driveway by laying 64.
Set up a bike wash and raise money for a local charity.
different size containers on their sides.
Batter up at a batting cage.
50. Make your own colored sand and create sand art.
Let kids paint the sidewalk or patio with plain old water and
51. Get a map of the United States and mark off all the exciting
sponge brushes. When their creation dries, they can begin
places you want to visit -- create the ultimate road trip.
52. Set up a net and play badminton and volleyball.
67. Bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and then decorate them.
53. Visit an amusement park or water park. 68. Assemble a family cookbook with all your favorite recipes.
54. Wade through a stream and search for minnows or tadpoles.
69. Go horseback riding.
55. Go zip-lining.
70. Make popsicles in Dixie cups using fruit juices.
56. Have a tricycle race at
71. Catch fireflies in a jar (and let them go at the end of the
the park. night).
57. Investigate an ethnic
72. Stage your own Summer Olympics with races, hurdles and
grocery store and make
lunch using interesting
73. Create a backyard circus -- kids can pretend to be animals
spices and kid-friendly
and dress up as clowns.
international recipes.
74. Decorate bikes and have a neighborhood Fourth of July
58. Visit a fire station.
59. Collect rocks and
75. Take a sewing/crochet/knitting class.
paint them to use as
paperweights or pet
76. Make Mexican paper flowers using different colored tissue
rocks. paper.
60. Go roller skating.
77. Go to a flea market.
61. Visit a zoo or aquarium
78. Volunteer at an animal adoption organization.
to learn about animals.
79. Visit a retirement home and read stories to residents.
80. Attend an outdoor festival or concert.
81. Pick a nearby town to visit for the day.
82. Visit a cave.
SUMMER FUN STARTS HERE AT 83. Get a map of your area, mark off all the local

parks -- then visit them, take pictures and vote for your
84. Take in a fireworks exhibit.
85. Make crafts with recyclable items like stickers
using old photos, magazines and repositionable glue.
86. Make your own hard-to-pop bubbles with 1 cup of
distilled water, 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap and 1
tablespoon of glycerin.
87. Paint canvas sneakers with fabric paint pens or
acrylic paint.
88. Create three dimensional buildings using
toothpicks and mini marshmallows.
89. Make bird feeders by covering pine cones with
peanut butter and rolling in birdseed.
90. Paint with ice by freezing ice cube trays with
washable tempera paint.
91. Create unusual s'mores by experimenting
with ingredients like cookies, bananas, flavored
marshmallows and white chocolate.
92. Have a fancy tea party.
93. Make a giant slip-n-slide with a painter's tarp and
shaving cream.
WE TAKE ANYTHING IN TRADE 94. Go camping in the backyard or at a campsite.
95. Let kids paint each other with washable tempera
paint, then wash it off in the sprinklers.
96. Visit a national park and help the kids earn a junior
SAVE THOUSANDS ON ranger badge.
97. Go to a ballgame and teach your kids (and yourself!)
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98. Set up a tent in the backyard to use as a summer
99. Take a free kid's workshop at stores like Home
100. Have a game night with charades, Pictionary and
101. Take a boring brown paper bag and have kids
brainstorm creative things to do with it -- you'll be
surprised at how many things you can come up with.

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For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our Act of April 4, 1818 provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state,
nations strength and unity. Its been a source of pride and inspiration to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of
for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent each new state, signed by President Monroe.
icon in our national history. Here are the highlights of its unique past. Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 established
On January 1, 1776, the Continental Army was reorganized in accordance proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six
with a Congressional resolution which placed American forces under horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
George Washingtons control. On that New Years Day the Continental Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959
Army was laying siege to Boston which had been taken over by the provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars
British Army. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and
the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton). Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959
provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered
In May of 1776, Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red
On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies,
the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: Resolved, That the the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are
flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes
white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and
a new Constellation. Justice.
Between 1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the
shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional
stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.
Act of January 13, 1794 provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May

Its natural to want to get out in the sun during warm summer days. It should also be
second nature to take steps to protect your skin from the sun when you go outside.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and other sources like tanning beds are the
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Cover up: When you are out in the sun, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to
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least 99% of UV light.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher: Reapply at least
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Seek shade: Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and
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Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps: Both can cause serious long-term skin damage
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Choosing the right sunscreen:
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