Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. June 22, 2011
I can’t think of a single useful or witty thing to say to you today, so I am simply going to pass only two jokes that were recently submitted at JokesByKids.com (and approved by Vicky, our trusted Joke Editor.)
From Leo, age 5, Bethlehem, PA
What’s brown and sticky?
From Fizly, age 9, Singapore
Ms. Jessie: “Jerry, I hope I didn’t just see you copying Sally’s math test.”
Jerry: “I hope you didn’t either.”
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Things To Do This Summer
by Barbara J. Feldman
Things To Do This Summer Printable (** for premium members only)
“Mommy, I’m bored!” Prevent the b-word from visiting your house this summer by combing these lists of summer activities ahead of time. Hopefully you will find dozens of good ideas and enough inspiration to fill the entire season.
About Parenting Teens: 101 Fun Things To Do This Summer
“Here is a list of fun things for your teen to do this summer. Print it out and give it to your teen the first time they tell you they are bored. Or be proactive and give it to them before they complain about nothing to do.” Great ideas from the About.com guide Denise Witmer include inventing a new type of pizza, making a music video, having a watermelon seed spitting contest, and hosting a car wash to raise money for your favorite local charity.
Backyard Nature: 101 Nature-Oriented Things To Do This Summer
Here at Backyard Nature, summer is all about the outdoors. Suggestions include listing all the trees in your neighborhood, putting out a birdbath (“It doesn’t have to be a real birdbath, but could be something like a turned-upside garbage can lid.”) and starting a rock collection. Most of the 101 items include educational links, so you can learn more about feathers, lichens, squirrels, bug-eaten leaves, and other fun backyard stuff.
Homeschool.com: 101 Things To Do This Summer
“As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for summer, the words ‘I’m bored,’ inevitably cross their lips – sometimes sooner than you think! While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer months, they still like to have a little structure to their fun.” So, how about writing a letter to your best friend, making dinner with your family, cutting up old greeting cards to make a puzzle, or starting a band? With 101 suggestions, there is surely something here that will capture your child’s imagination.
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
Jun 20 – Jul 3, 2011
National Pollinator Week
Jun 20 – 26, 2011
Fifth Harry Potter Book Released
Jun 21, 2003
Jun 22, 2011
Summer Reading Begins
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
John Adams’ Alien Act Approved
Jun 25, 1798
Start of Korean War
Jun 25, 1950
Battle of Little Bighorn
Jun 25-26, 1876
CN Tower Opened
Jun 26, 1976
Helen Keller’s Birthday
Jun 27, 1880
First Giraffe in France Arrived in Paris
Jun 30, 1827
#6. Quote of the Week
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” ~~ Clay P. Bedford ~~ Click here for more children quotes.
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