Make a time capsule in a can and bury it.
Make a ball toss from decorated coffee cans.
Decorate a tree with homemade “summer” ornaments.
See how far you can squirt a hose without a nozzle.
Paint a mural on the back fence.
Place a circle of yarn on the ground; look inside it with a magnifying glass.
Picnic in the back yard.
Listen to sounds.
Watch clouds; draw the pictures.
Measure the yard.
Make a yard sign.
Practice reading to a tree.
Label yard plants.
Estimate then count the steps from the front to back.
Dance by moonlight to soft music.
Watermelon seed spitting contest.
Make a miniature house out of sticks.
And the most fun of all, bubbles and catching fireflies!
Kim Bauman serves as owner/director of Pettigrew Academy.