Beat summer boredom with the kids

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The kids are out of school and you might be wondering how to keep the littlest ones active and engaged this summer - there are oodles of ideas and they can all lead to learning!

Marlee Knickerbocker, the Director of Noah's Ark Preschool at Trinity Lutheran Church, joined the show to share some fun ways to add creativity to your kiddos' summer!

She says, “It's really about a "play and discovery" philosophy, it's what we're about with our preschool students - and summer is the perfect time to give kids plenty of opportunity for that. It's about giving kids the materials and starting point, then letting them expand on it!”

Outside painting options: different tools for painting on the sidewalk or driveway: brooms, plungers, splat balls, etc. Fly swatter painting
Baking soda and vinegar experimenting: sprinkling on cardboard and then getting the soda wet with paintbrushes dipped in vinegar (the vinegar bubbles over), creating volcanoes in a sandbox using buried water bottle, blowing up balloons, putting it into ziplock bags and letting it explode and overflow onto paper, etc.

Bubble painting: put food coloring in a bottle of bubbles. Hang a sheet of paper on a fence. Blow the bubbles so they go onto the paper and pop, leaving a blob of color.

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