Time for Bobcat
It is time for your tigers who have been with you
since last June or September to earn their Bobcat and be promoted in the next
month or so. It is, also, time to start Springrecruiting of new Tigers at
Schools, Soccer fields and Little League fields. The cycle repeats. CD
Picnic Fun/ Fun Outdoors
This is a great opportunity to take your Tigers out for a picnic at a local
state or city park and walk around and see what they have you can learn about
Your Home State CD Family Activity
Take a bike ride. (Be
certain to practice bicycle safety.)
Play catch or Frisbee.
Go roller-skating or -blading.
(Always wear protective gear.)
Visit the zoo.
Plant a flower and/or
Visit a nearby playground or
Have a barbecue or picnic at
If you cannot get to the
park, have a picnic in your backyard.
Did your picnic get rained
out? Do not despair. Do it indoors - complete with blankets, paper plates,
Take a paddle boat ride.
Go swimming in a creek or
pond (Practice water safety, of course!)
Take a blanket and several
books outside and read under the shade of a tree.
Make homemade ice cream.
Wash the car together. This
can be great fun on a hot day!
Camp out in the backyard.
This is a great game that
can be set up in a backyard, in a park or around a neighborhood. The basic
idea is that you have laundry baskets or some other sort of receptacle, some
flags or a way to see the receptacle and a few Frisbees. Just like regular
golf, you try to land your Frisbee in the "hole" in as few shots as possible.
Make up a great story and
tell it outside. The longer, the better. Sit in a circle and take turns adding
one paragraph to the story. You'll be surprised at how it all ends up.
Make homemade ice cream.
You can get a freezer for
about $20. Pick up a bag of ice, rock salt, a gallon of low-fat milk, and a
can of non-fat Eagle Brand. Let your child mix the Eagle Brand, a cup of
sugar, 1/8 t salt, and tablespoon of vanilla extract with about two cups of
milk. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then pour into the freezer. Add more
milk to the fill line, load it up with ice and rock salt, and let it run for
about 40 minutes.
Watermelon and Sprinkler.
Watermelons are so sticky
and messy in the house. Instead, just cut a whole watermelon into enough
pieces for your family and their friends then send them outside and turn on
the sprinkler. You don't even have to watch it; just let them loose to get as
sticky and wet as they want.
Put up a hoop for basketball or
suggest the boys get active with skipping, tag, racing, baseball, soccer or
swimming. Always emphasize the fun and not the competition.
Go fly a kite! (If you don't have
one, make one!)
Study the shapes of passing clouds,
then use cotton balls and glue on paper to recreate the images they saw.
Start by mixing together 1/4 cup of
dishwashing liquid, 2 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Pour the mixture
into a shallow container.
Have a bubble blowing frenzy using
a variety of unusual bubble blowing tools! Plastic funnels, six pack soda
rings, plastic cups with holes punched through the bottom.
Now take the bubble mix, pour some
into a cup and add a few drops of food coloring. Blow rainbow bubbles into the
air, and try to catch them with a white sheet of paper! After the paper dries,
use markers or crayons to finish your masterpiece!
Find smooth, flat or round rocks.
Be sure to clean off any dirt or sand and dry completely before starting.
Paint with acrylic paints. Decorate faces by using googly eyes, yarn for hair,
markers, glitter, and any other tidbits you like.
Go See It Outing
Go to a state park, museum,
aquarium, historic place
Music in the park concert