Ah, the lazy hazy days of summer. Remember those?
I don’t know about you, but I can remember the time when my summer was pretty calm and enjoyable.
Not so much these days, with all of us scurrying around trying to get everything done. Many of us are working from home and are trying to both work and parent at the same time. It’s always been a juggling act, but never more so than now.
If ever activities were needed to keep kids busy without parental involvement, it’s desperately needed this summer.
Let’s see if I can help you out a little.
One activity most kids can do on their own is cloud-gaze. I know you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out.
Did you know that watching the clouds go by can cut a child’s anxiety, foster creativity, calm the sympathetic nervous system, and get them to relax and sleep better?
And if I threw in some valuable science skills and fun projects, wouldn’t that make it a win-win?
I think it would.
Every week this Summer, I’m releasing a special mini-cast version of the Nature Just Got Real podcast for kids called the Sunsational Summer Series.
And the first episode is about…you guessed it…clouds.
There is a free PDF that goes with the episode that includes a picture checklist of the 10 major clouds to look for, a cloud science experiment kids can do, and a cloud-gazing field journal sheet where they can document they shapes they find.You can down load that here:
If you want to go further into the science realm of clouds and keep them extra busy, you can purchase the full 10 page activity PDF or the 3 day lesson plan, or bundle them together for a discount HERE.
Either way, the podcast and 5 page PDF is free and they can listen to it HERE or they can watch it as a video HERE.
Here’s to the return of those lazy, hazy days of Summer. At least for kids anyway:)
And if you’d like 10 more ideas for keeping your kids busy this Summer, you can download the free PDF “10 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside (and off their screens with very little effort on your part) HERE.
This Summer, I’ve got your back. I hope you enjoy it!
K.B & Crew