PLAYful Idea of the Day #71

August 27, 2019 It’s the last day of summer vacation – join us at our last PLAYground Tuesday! We’ll be at Green Manor Park from 12:30-2:30. There will be playground balls and jump ropes and a crafty project, to boot! If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #70

August 26, 2019 It’s our 3rd End of Summer Campfire! Join us at the Weymouth Fire Department from 6:45 – 8:00 pm. We’ll be making ‘smores, singing silly songs, and telling not-so-scary campfire stories. Telling and listening to campfire stories is a tradition as old as humankind. Kids might learn …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #69

August 25, 2019 An activity like this gives everyone a chance to be the center of attention. That’s great for helping those who might be shy and those who love the spotlight. Kids learn to take turns, be respectful audience members and supportive friends, while also getting a chance to …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #68

August 24, 2019 Materials are inside your PLAYcation Kit Family Time Capsule Instructions If you have a PLAYcation Kit, it’s probably getting pretty empty by now. But we have one more idea. Use the bag (or any bag you have handy) and have the kids and create a summertime capsule! …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #67

Now that you fed the birds yesterday, who else lives in your yard or the park? Take the kids out for an investigation. What kind of bugs can they find? What flowers do they see? What sounds do they hear? If you are looking for frogs and crickets, drive by …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #66

August 22, 2019 Materials are included in your PLAYcation Kit There are many ways you can make a bird feeder using materials at home! What can you find around the house? If you have a PLAYcation Kit and have any leftover pipe cleaners in it, the kids could string cheerios …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #65

August 21, 2019 Grab the hose and sponges and get outside to wash the car with the kids. Have them grab their bikes and/or scooters too! Doing chores, like washing the family car helps kids feel like they’re part of the team. Pitching in and helping family members is good …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #64

August 20, 2019 Grab pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals and “sleep out” in the living room as a family! You can even play flashlight tag. It’s our 2nd to last PLAYground Tuesday today. Join us at VFW Park on Asnuntuck Street from 12:30-2:30. New experiences in familiar settings can help …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #63

August 19, 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit Balloon Rocket Instructions Consider helping your kids build a balloon rocket launcher today. If you have a PLAYcation Kit, you may still have fishing line, balloons and straws. See how high the kids’ rockets can fly. Follow the link for directions …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #61

August 17, 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit Marshmallow Constellation Instructions Constellations shapes and names Constellations have fascinated people for millennia. Today, have the kids make replicas of constellations or create their own. If you have a PLAYcation Kits, there are packing peanuts and toothpicks in there to use. …