Summer is fast approaching and some of us parents are already thinking about what our kids can do over the summer break. Let’s face it, it’s a challenge to keep children engaged and learning when they’re not in school. But it’s so important to let children pursue their interests through creation and exploration. One way of capturing their interest is by doing some crafts and activities with them.
I did the Rubber Band Helicopter activity with my son and he loved it! I chose this activity in particular because I know he loves airplanes and helicopters.
I guided my son’s hand in drawing the helicopter silhouette on the card stock and I did everything that needed a scissor, but I let him fit the craft stick into the propeller and insert the rubber bands into the propeller hook and paper clip. He loves the fact that he was the one who put the helicopter together!
I love the look in my son’s eyes when he discovers new things. Or when he realizes that he can create new things out of paper and a few materials. And I want to see that smile everyday if I can.
Given that kids can easily get distracted by so many things like TV and social media, we need to start planning for our kids’ summer activities now!
A summer camp that that kids (and parents) love — that’s GALILEO!
Galileo Camps encourage kids to brainstorm and think like innovators through a variety of hands-on projects and activities. With weekly imagination-sparking themes and in-depth majors like Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Inventors Workshop, Go Kart Builders, Video Game Design, 3D Modeling and Printing, and Chefology just to name a few.
DOWNLOAD THESE ACTIVITY SHEETS!
There are 4 activity sheets available on the Galileo Camps website! Feel free to download one or all of them so you can have some fun creative time with your little one!
- Activity 1: Illuminated Card – Inspired by Galileo Summer Quest Electronic Painting Studio. This project requires some items that may have to be purchased to complete – copper wiring / led lights – links will be provided
- Activity 2: Chefology: Sushi Design and Creation – Inspired by Galileo Summer Quest, Chefology: International Eats
- Activity 3: Rubber Band Helicopter – Inspired by Camp Galileo Science Curriculum. This project requires some items that may have to be purchased to complete – specific rotor sticks – links will be provided
- Activity 4: Spoon Catapult – Inspired by Camp Galileo Science Curriculum
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*These promo codes are limited to one use per family. Not valid in combination with additional offers or for previous purchases. Offer valid through 5/31.