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Water balloon baseball - definitely on our summertime bucket list

12 Fun Water Games to Play Outside - Tip Junkie

How to Create Busy Boxes for Kids! These busy boxes are perfect for summer or for rainy days!

Just a fan creating some rainbow awesomeness…

Just a fan creating some rainbow awesomeness…

Letter also helps with eye tracking and hand eye coordination

Sensory Play - I can get lost in this website, so many great ideas and I keep thinking to myself "how smart/obvious, why didn't I think of that!?"

Could do something similar using tape and the first letter of their name. So beautiful as the cross though.

How to make a Palm Sunday cross - I know its just the start of Lent but I always forget how to do this!

Tissue Paper cross for Lent - this could be an ongoing activity where the children add a tissue paper piece for each act of generosity, thanksgiving or act of kindness they witness or participate in during the season Lent so that by Easter it is a burst of colour.

Coloring Eggs - Use Shaving Cream and food coloring (dark colors) - roll in shaving cream let sit, wipe off. Very Cool!

green peppers!!! who knew they'd be so perfect for a st. patrick's treat... ;)

two Os + more: How to Make a Lenten Sacrifice Jar

have parents bring a current pic of their child. Mark the year on back so they can use as Easter keepsake.

I could get everything I need in the stationary aisle !! Make letters with cork board, pushpins and rubber bands.

Stretching Song. Might be a little too slow for 5th grade, but would be great for little guys.

the blanket fort will never be the same after this...


1st day of school - names with torn paper and would take them a little bit of time so you could put supplies away!

Alphabet dice for word work station from ToysRUs and Target online. Use a shoebox lid lined with a foam craft sheet for quieter dice games and to keep dice from rolling across the floor!