Grow mold! Rub a slice of white bread on your kitchen table to collect all the germs we don’t usually see. Moisten the bread a little bit and put it in an glass jar with the lid shut tight. In a couple days, different fungus and molds will start to grow. When you are done watching – simply toss the experiment out!
Make an obstacle course! Hang string between lawn chairs to crawl under, set out balls to jump over, or make a challenge to do it all while holding a baseball under your chin. Have the kids time themselves and track who is fastest at each new crazy challenge.
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Audio books are a great way to experience a story. Try checking out an audio book on tape, CD or even as a download from your computer. Most libraries have audio books of children’s classics as well as young adult books.