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Celebrating the Summer time Solstice with Youngsters

Celebrating the Summer time Solstice with Youngsters


It’s lastly right here! This week marks the official begin of summer season and the longest day of the yr. Right here in Colorado, it means we’re lastly due for warm sunny days and 15 hours of daylight. We’ll be welcoming summer season with a few of our favourite crafts and actions – be part of us!

Make a Solar Banner

Okay I’ve to confess – this appears to be like actually cute hanging up on our again porch! I like crayon-resist artwork as a result of it appears like magic when the crayon resists the watercolor paints. To make this enjoyable solstice banner, have your kiddos create solar designs on every banner piece with a non-washable crayon, then paint over the crayon suns with watercolors. Ensure that to make use of cardstock or watercolor paper or it’ll get all wrinkly.

You possibly can merely reduce your individual template, or use this one from my new Summer time Solstice Unit.

Make Solar Tea

Let the solar be just right for you! Solar tea is the best factor ever, and my tea-loving children completely adore it.

Simply fill a quart jar with water, drop in 3 teabags (natural and fruity teas work nice) and a few contemporary fruit or herbs if you wish to costume it up a bit. Screw on the lid tightly and place it in a sunny spot outdoors (or in direct daylight inside) for no less than 3 hours. Discard the tea luggage and fruit items and serve over ice. Scrumptious!

Weave a Flower Crown

I don’t know if there’s the rest so quintessentially midsummer as making flower crowns! Flowers with lengthy, versatile stems work finest for this exercise – like dandelions and daisies. However actually, something with a protracted, flexible stem will work. Take a look at this video for directions on easy methods to make a flower crown, or obtain the directions in my new Summer time Solstice Unit.

New! Summer time Solstice Unit

For extra concepts for celebrating the summer season solstice – and for a enjoyable strategy to educate your kiddos the science behind why we’ve got solstice and seasons – try the model new Summer time Solstice Unit, now out there in my store.

By means of hand-painted illustrations and coloring pages, your scholar will:

  • Be taught what makes the seasons
  • Uncover the distinction between solstice and equinox
  • Make a flower crown
  • Examine solstice traditions all over the world
  • Study shadows with a human sundial
  • Make solar tea
  • Create a solar banner
  • and extra!



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