I grew up with Bright Idea books floating around with things to do with children. Published in 1984 they have been around a spell. This particular book, Seasonal Activities, is filled with not just craft ideas, but with different things you can do with children throughout the different Seasons of the year.
What do you get?
Seasonal Activities is divided into Four sections along with a reproducible materials section. 128 pages filled with over 150 activities to do for children 5 to 11.
Each page lists the age range geared for, most often 5-9 or 7-11, with some variation, the type of activity, the size of group needed, and the supplies required. Each activity was previously published in the Scholastic Magazine, and as such has been tried and tested. Simple black and white illustrations dot the pages.
Even though my lad is 13 years old, I found activities that I will be modifying to use over the coming year as we study Canada and the wars. Things like travel study guides, radar mapping, cleaning barracks and more. Do they need to be adapted sure? It’s all part of the learning right?
I love the sheer variety of things to do. From kite-flying to building a collage. There are things to delight and entertain any number of curious, creative 5-11 year olds. With some modifications, they could even be used at hands-on, stem projects for older students as well.
Softcover, ages 5-11,
crafts, activities, seasons
Found on Amazon.