Summer Fun Activities #3


July 13, 2020
by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education

Some of the best parenting advice I ever received was: “When it rains, play in the rain.” There are ways of making the best out of any situation, this one included. We have a unique opportunity here: We can make the COVID-19 crisis into a moment that will live vividly in our kids’ memories, so that in other times of uncertainty they’ll recall fondly how their family pulled together and made the best of things, and they’ll be able to do the same.

  1. Play the silent game – this activity helps children practice self-discipline, develop awareness of their surroundings, concentration, stillness, relaxation and patience.

  2. Have a staring contest – the current world recordstare for a staring contest is 40 minutes and 59 seconds – how long can you hold your stare for?
  3. Learn some yo-yo tricks – check out the Duncan website for video tutorials on yo-yo tricks 
  4. Build the biggest Lego/block tower in history
  5. Make shadow puppets – get some tips on shadow puppetry here
  6. Have a tea party
  7. Have a doll or stuffed animal wedding
  8. Play Simon Says
  9. Talk with an accent
  10. Make a stuffed animal zoo
  11. Learn a little American Sign Language for Kids
  12. Invent a new sport
  13. Do a puzzle
  14. Polish the silver (raise your hand if you have grandma’s silverware or bud vases)
  15. Invent your own nation
  16. Memorize all of the Presidents
  17. Memorize all of the state capitals
  18. Match all of your socks, roll them up and have a sock fight
  19. Play dominoes (extra credit if you make your own)
  20. Teach the kids how to play Solitaire
  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

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The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.