Summer Project: Teach your children about Rockets

A rocket is a chamber or space that is filled with pressurized gas, it has a lever or nozzle that can open to release the pressure allowing the propulsion of the rocket.  Let your children build this rocket to help explain the process.

Materials you will need: 

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  • 16-20 oz. plastic water bottle

  • Drinking straws

  • Wooden shish-kabob skewers

  • 4 plastic bottle caps

  • Balloon

  • Duct tape or masking tape

  • Nail, hammer, knife, scissors

Summer Game: Contraptions


Allow your child to use their natural curiosity to problem solve, learn and create.

Contraptions are a wonderful way to allow your child's natural ability to grow and learn shine through.  They can build tunnels, funnels, ramps and chutes.  Contraptions do not require glue you just stack them up to create anything your heart desires. 

Challenge of the Day: Lego Cube

1 week into summer vacation and my children are already chanting I am bored.  Keep your little ones busy with a fun challenge of the day.  Give your kids a ruler and ask them to go build you a 3 inch by 3 inch cube. To make it more interesting pick the color bricks they are allowed to use for their creation.