Intellectual-development activity: Help your family explore color schemes and learn about complementary, split-complementary, analogous, monochromatic, tetrad, triad, and square color schemes! Then invite them to make a simple art project inspired by the popular stained-glass sidewalk chalk displays that were so popular earlier this year.
Back-to-school time can create worry about finding good friends at school. And this year may be especially tough without close friends nearby as the school year starts. It’s a great time to talk with your children about #friendship—not just on how to find a good friend but also about how to BE a good friend. Make the discussion extra fun by creating mini video clips using Apples to Apples cards.
For this storytelling activity, have everyone head to the bookshelf and pick out some favorite books. Find some funny or interesting sentences in the books and write them on slips of paper. Put the paper slips into a bowl. You’ll be using them to create a story made up from all the sentences!