How did those of you in the U.S. celebrate the 4th of July? I spent the afternoon going down a 600-foot slip ‘n slide, courtesy of Slide the City Ann Arbor. Despite the long lines, it was glorious fun. It also gave me plenty of time to contemplate the creativity involved in building such a … Continue reading
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Unbored All Summer Long
If I had to spend all summer with a group of kids and only one book, I know what I’d pick: Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen’s Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. This book is a marvel. It is full of activities, experiments, ideas to explore and plans to change the world. … Continue reading
Ice Cream for Dinner and Other Delights
One of my favorite childhood memories is ice cream for dinner. Nothing else, just ice cream for dinner. One sweltering night during the un-air conditioned summer, my mother declared it was too hot to cook and we’d just have ice cream. I don’t know what got into my nutritionally-minded mother, but the ice cream dinner … Continue reading
Family Fun: Dress Up, and More!
Being married to an actor, I’ve had a lot of experience with costumes. Dressing up to transform into someone else is an experience that doesn’t fade much with time. So for this week, here are creative ways to explore “dress up,” good for children of all ages. Really. Let’s start with good old-fashioned dress up. … Continue reading
Family Fun #5: It’s the Olympics
Soon it is going to be time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. For all of us who would love to be in London but can’t make it, here are some ideas for family fun with your own Olympics. Your Olympics can be for your family or the whole neighborhood, but it is sure … Continue reading
Family Fun #3: When Summer Gives You Lemons….
What says summer more than a pitcher of lemonade? Today’s Family Fun collection is a guest post from Kaylynn, whose blog A Teacher Without a Class is full of ideas for family activities that are educational and fun. I asked her for five lemon-y ideas that would support creativity. She gave me seven. Would I … Continue reading
Family Fun #2: Water, Water, Everywhere!
Remember, for the summer, each Monday Creativiteach will feature family activities designed for both fun and creativity. Our second week of creative Family Fun activities is all about WATER. 1. There is nothing like a warm summer rain, so why should it keep us indoors? Invent a new game that can only be played in … Continue reading