Summer is just about here, and with it comes the cry of “I’m bored!” from kids. Arts and crafts are perfect for rainy or too hot days. Crayola has always been the best at coming up with new and exciting ways to keep kids creative. Their new summer products are FABULOUS and, even better, they are currently offering 20% off your ENTIRE purchase on Crayola’s website! Simply enter the code FUNSUN20 at checkout between now and June 30, 2011 to receive this fantastic deal!
Here are a few pics of my daughter playing with one of Crayola’s 3D chalk sets – she had a ball!
Here are some activity ideas from Crayola and some of our favorite products (be sure to check out the full website for many more!):
Giant-Size Outdoor Map Lesson Plan
Map your own neighborhood—or anywhere you can imagine—and create a place to play on the playground at the same time.
Create beautiful layered 3-D scenes in the striking style of famous Canadian artist, Ted Harrison. The unique technique? Glue! It dries clear!
What is Crayola Dream-Makers?
Crayola Dream-Makers learning resources provide supplemental curriculum with hands-on activities. You’ll find standards-based lesson plans in a 104-page, soft-cover format or boxed sets of related student project cards used for independent exploration.
How can they help?
Studies show that participation in the arts aids brain development and helps children learn math, reading, science and other curricular subjects more effectively. With enhanced and expanded Crayola Dream-Makers, you can be confident your students will learn to formulate ideas, solve problems and think for themselves through fun and exciting visual learning experiences.
For Early Childhood:
The Dream-Makers Early Childhood guide integrates the arts into age-appropriate, hands-on, creative explorations with children from infants to 5 years.
For grades K–6, six Dream-Makers guides are available:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Principles of Art and Design
- After-School Program
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