Indoor Summer Fun

We hope summer is full of beautiful weather, but some days are just too hot or rainy to go outside! These days are the perfect opportunity to do some great indoor learning activities, do an art project, and read some books!

Here are some books written by a former Parent-Child Home Program ELSs that we are sure your child will love, Red Socks and A Fish to Feed both by Ellen Mayer, and I Took the Moon For A Walk by Carolyn Curtis-Mahoney. Please visit our Pinterest page for more summer fun activities.


Word Hunt Literacy Activity


You Will Need:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper


  1. On a piece of paper, write down several words your child is currently learning.
  2. Write these same words on sticky notes, writing some words more than once.
  3. “Hide” or stick the notes in different rooms of the house.
  4. Read the list of words over with your child, if they are vocabulary words, ask your child what they mean, if they are not, ask them to use it in a sentence.
  5. Have your child find the sticky notes throughout the house and match them with the correlating word on their word sheet.
  6. Once your child has finished, review the words with them again
    This post has been adapted from Walking By The Way.


Colorful Jellyfish Craft


You Will Need:

  • Paper bowl
  • Tissue paper (colors of your choice)
  • Gift wrapping ribbon (colors of your choice)
  • Googly eyes
  • White string
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Safety scissors


  1. Cut the tissue paper into medium sized squares.
  2. Flip the paper bowl upside down and using the glue cover the top and sides with the tissue paper squares.
  3. Cut the gift wrapping ribbons into medium to long sized strands. Group the strands together and tape them to the inside of the bowl.
  4. Using the scissors poke a small hole in the top of the bowl. Push the white string through the hole and tape it to the inside of the bowl. Use this string to hang the jellyfish once it is complete.
  5. Once the tissue paper has dried, use glue to secure two googly eyes to the outside of the bowl.
    This post has been adapted from I Heart Crafty Things.

Did your child enjoy this activity? Check out some of these books on jellyfish and other sea creatures: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish or A Day in the Life: Sea Animals series – Jellyfish.


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