Not with Dover activity books!
Summer is here, at last! Nothing but lazy days ahead. But lazy days get long — sometimes too long. Head off those complaints of “nothing to do” with Dover titles for hands-on fun.
Summer is a great time to move operations outside. If someone spills paint, you can just hose down the patio. You can also collect art supplies from nature, like smooth stones from the beach or a creek bed.
Stone Painting for Kids: Designs to Spark Your Creativity by F. Sehnaz Bac is a true award-winner. Sehnaz is an artist as well as a scientist. She’s written three beautiful books for Dover, including this one for kids. The book includes instruction for finding and preparing your stone “canvas,” and what kinds of paints to use. The designs are bright, fun, and friendly to help young artist get started with some suggestions, and then branch out. Readers love how easy is it to get started with a fun craft.
Water balloons, mud pies, and slime: all are perfect for summertime kids with time on their hands, plus everyone loves slime! Make plenty of it with Slime 101: How to Make Stretchy, Fluffy, Glittery & Colorful Slime! Author Natalie Wright includes glittery slime, chalkboard slime, and all kinds of slime with her own kids and will be happy to show you how to share this fun craft with the kids (and adults) in your life.
Help kids make their own record of fun with My Fantastic Vacation Journal: A Fun Fill-in Book for Kids. Especially suited to children between the ages of 7 and 10, kids can create their own record of trips to save and share. Make this an annual event and add it to your vacation photos and mementos.
Inevitably, the weather won’t cooperate. There will be days of rain and thunderstorms. And on those days, your clever kids can sit down with a pencil and Game On! Awesome activities for Clever Kids. Once they work their way through that volume, give them the next title: Game On! MORE Awesome Activities for Clever Kids. The books include fun math problems, word problems, jokes, riddles, and all-around silliness for brain-tickling fun.
So while you’re stocking up on the sunscreen, bug spray, flip-flops, and hotdog buns, don’t forget the Dover books! See more Dover activity books here.