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31 Days of Play in July

by Rebecca Eanes


16. Create a nature journal bag. Instructions here.

17. Break out one these easy-to-make summer boredom buster bags.

18. Play Tic Tac Toe with sidewalk chalk and rocks.

19. Visit a local festival. There are usually plenty of happenings in July!

20. Get in a tent or under some covers with a flashlight and read a semi-scary story! We’re enjoying the Goosebumps books right now!

21. Make use of a rainy day by creating a photo book together.

22. Pretend play doctor’s office or pet shop.

23. Go see the fireworks show in your local town for the 4th!

24. Visit a petting zoo or aquarium.

25. Go to your local science museum or planetarium.

26. Paint with scratch and sniff watercolors. Instructions here at Learn. Create. Love.

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27. Pretend play detectives. Make clues for the kids to follow!

28. Put sparklers in playdough cups to protect little hands. The playdough holds them in place and kids hold the cups!

29. Visit an amusement park! That’s always a great summer memory!

30. Try this picnic drawing activity from The Inspired Treehouse.

31. Catch fireflies in a glass jar and watch them glow. Read your child these facts about fireflies.

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


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