Virtual Activities

Thursday July 2, 2020

 

DIY LAVA LAMP

Intro:  Let’s make our own DIY LAVA LAMP

For this activity you will need: 

  • Canola Oil

  • Measuring Cup

  • Food Coloring of your choice

  • Clear tall plastic bottle

  • Alka Seltzer tablets or effervescent tablets

*Warning: Food coloring can stain! Feel free to substitute in washable paint such as liquid watercolor or tempera paint if you’re worried about mess. Either way, mess-friendly play clothes are recommended for this DIY lava lamp experiment!

Check out this tutorial:

 

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

Intro: Create your own chalk with a few simple ingredients

For this activity you will need: 

  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1 cup of cornstarch or corn flour

  • 1 cup of water

  • Stir well

  • Food coloring 

 

Check out this tutorial: 

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Tunnel Tag


Intro: Grab you siblings and neighbors for a game of tunnel tag

Here’s how to play:
One player is It. When a player is tagged, he must remain frozen in place, with his legs spread apart, creating a tunnel. He can be unfrozen if a non-It player crawls under the leg tunnel. When all the players are frozen, a new It is chosen, and play begins again.


Check out this tutorial:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Make a Volcano


Intro: Do you want to cause an eruption? Let’s make a volcano.
Here what’s you need for this activity:

  • 10 ml of dish soap

  • 100 ml of cold water

  • 400 ml of white vinegar

  • Food coloring

  • Baking soda slurry (fill a cup about ½ with baking soda, then fill the rest of the way with water)


  • Empty 2 liter soda bottle

Instructions:
NOTE: This should be done outside due to the mess.

Combine the vinegar, water, dish soap and 2 drops of food coloring into the empty soda bottle.
Use a spoon to mix the baking soda slurry until it is all a liquid.

Eruption time! … Pour the baking soda slurry into the soda bottle quickly and step back!

How it works:
A chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda creates a gas called carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the same type of gas used to make the carbonation in sodas. What happens if you shake up a soda? The gas gets very excited and tries to spread out. There is not enough room in the bottle for the gas to spread out so it leaves through the opening very quickly, causing an eruption!

 

Thursday July 9,  2020

Messy Twister

 

Intro: Grab your friends and let’s get messy with” Messy Twister.”

Here’s what you need for this activity:

  • The game Twister by Hasboro

  • Shaving cream

  • Non-toxic washable paint or food coloring

  • Swimsuit or clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Check out this tutorial:

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Bottle Bowling

 

Intro: Let’s try bottle bowling, a fun and quick activity.  Are you up for a bowling challenge? 

Here’s what you need for this activity: 

  • 10 empty Share a Coke and a Song plastic bottles

  • Water

  • Glow sticks ( glow sticks are optional) 


  • Softball

 

Instructions:

  1. Once you’ve consumed the Coca-Cola, rinse out each bottle.

  2. Add water to every bottle.

  3. Insert an activated glow stick into each one. Top the bottle with its cap.

  4. Arrange the bottles in a bowling pin formation.

  5. Use a softball as your bowling ball. You can easily roll it just like a bowling ball.

 

 

This super simple project will yield hours of outdoor entertainment. You can play this game during the day or at night.

We think it is so much more fun at night when the bottles really glow. For a full rock and bowl experience, don’t forget to play your favorite music in the background!

Thursday July 16, 2020

Dodge Ball Tournament

 

Intro: Grab your friends for a competitive game of dodge ball.

For this activity you will need: 

  • Multiple balls

Game extension: To extend this game of dodge ball you may gather as may friends as possible to create the largest dodge ball tournament.  Split groups into the red team or the blue team.  Let’s see if the red or the blue team will win.

Tuesday July 21, 2020


Faux Tye Dye Shirt


Intro: Grab a white shirt and markers to participate in creating a faux tye dye t-shirt.

For this activity you will need: 

  • White t-shirt

  • Fabric markers or kid made modern textile spray paint. (https://kidmademodern.com/products/textile-spray-paint)

Tips:  This is a project that is best done outside.


Follow these instructions:
Steps:

    1. Set up workspace + launder clothing item -- this is a project best done outside if possible. The spray paint is permanent so protect your workspace with a drop cloth or a large piece of paper. Make sure to pre-wash and dry the clothing item first, but don't use any fabric softener.

   2. Fold first section of shirt -- you can try any number of tie dye folds, but we suggest a simple accordion fold to get started—it's pretty foolproof and you don't need any rubber bands either! Use your fingers to fold one section of the shirt into horizontal accordion folds. Crimp and fold the entire vertical length of the shirt.

   3. Spray first color -- pick a textile spray color and spray it a few inches above the material, covering all the area you folded. Wait a few minutes and then open shirt flat again. If you'd like to fill in with additional color, make a fold in just that one section and spray again.

   4. Repeat folding and spraying -- fold the next section of your shirt, overlapping it a bit with the first so the colors blend and look more tie-dye like. Repeat with additional sections until you've covered your complete shirt. Fold flat and, if you like, go back over entire shirt with some of the gold spray to give it an overall sparkle and shine!

   5. Let air dry + then set in dryer -- lay the shirt flat to air dry and, once dry, set the color by running it through one cycle of your dryer (by itself!). Wear and wash as normal after!
 

Finished Shirt!

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Leak Proof Bag

 

Intro: How many pencils can stick into a plastic bag with water?

Today’s science experiments is called: The Leak Proof Bag

For this activity you will need: 

  • Plastic bags

  • Pencils

  • Food coloring

  • Water

Check out this tutorial:

Thursday July 30, 2020

Water Balloon Pinata’s

 

For this activity you will need: 

  • Water balloons

  • String

  • Water

 

Follow this tutorial:

Thursday August 6, 2020

 

Pac-Man Tag

Intro: Tag Your It!!!! Get ready to play Pac-Man Tag!! 

Check out this tutorial on Pac Man Tag: 

 

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