The summer is already half over, however, most people are still planning their vacations and special events. This year if you are planning on attending a wedding during your child’s summer vacation plan ahead to put together learning activities that will keep them entertained before, during and after the ceremony.
The first activity that you can plan for your kids is to use science experiments to create bridesmaid gifts or wedding gifts for the couple. For example, you can complete chemistry science fair projects and grow crystals for gifts or to make decorations for the reception tables. Experiment with different solutions to create a variety of crystal shapes and colors.
Baking experiments can also be used to create gifts for the wedding party, as well as a great way for building self esteem in children. To get the most from these projects talk about the chemical reactions that occur when you bake. The best part about these projects is that they are edible when the project is over.
The third idea for keeping your kids entertained during a wedding weekend is to complete computer science fair experiments. They can work on these science fair projects at the hotel or on a laptop computer in the car. These projects will not only keep your kids busy, but they will also help prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Do you have any science ideas for keeping kids busy this summer? Post your ideas below.