The theme for Summer Reading 2020 is Imagine Your Story. It’s a way to celebrate reading whatever fun stories spark your imagination. And it’s also a way to celebrate the creatures of folklore and myth, of fantasy and wonder. We’re bringing a little magical sparkle to your summer with this celebration of fairies. Some of them may be small, but each one has a lot of magic to bring into the world, by sharing their talents. (Does that sound like any young kiddos you know?)
These books, crafts, and stem activities will help you and your family capture the magic of fairies and of the summer days!
Check out this curated book list, filled with children's books that celebrates the magic of fairies.
The following crafts and STEM activities that capture fairy magic are colorful and great fun. Most of them involve some quantity of glitter, though, so be advised about the sparkle factor.
- Decorate a shoebox with brightly colored paper, paint, and sparkles to become a fairy house. Use old holiday wrappings, tin foil, broken jewelry and any other bits of dazzling stuff you have on hand.
- Make fairy masks from paper plates (KidsActivitiesBlog.com)
- Make a fairy wand with ribbon streamers using a found stick, a ruler, or even the cardboard from a dry cleaning hanger (HappyHooligans.ca)
- Transform a cardboard milk carton into a fairy house (CoffeeCupsAndCrayons.com)
- Paint paper towel or toilet paper tubes to make colorful fairy houses (RedTedArt.com)
- Make cardboard fairy wings (CreatifulKids.com)
- Paint rocks to welcome fairies to your garden or your neighborhood. (CreativeGreenLiving.com)
- Make frozen fairy dust. (Fun-a-Day.com) This one is kind of messy. Needs a big outdoor area to work best.
- Use this base recipe for Fairy Themed Slime, and add glitter, colors and scents to customize the magic. (TheBestIdeasForKids.com)
- Create rainbows with glasses of water. Experiment with different textures and shapes of glass on sunny windowsills. (Science-Sparks.com)
Looking for more fun activities? Sign up for our Summer Reading Program on Beanstack for weekly challenges and more!
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