Creative Learning to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

At the end of every school year I try to help our kids avoid the infamous summer slide by spending a little time each day working on math, reading, and writing. But I also recognize that they’ve worked so hard all year and I aim to make it at least a little more playful, and OOLY has the perfect colorful school supplies to do just that! We do a variety of activities, but I always find workbooks to be a good supplement to the other games and projects we have planned for the summer.






How to Make a Planet Paper Mache Project

OOLY’s Lil’ Poster Paint Pods offer a fantastic palette of colors fit for a cosmic space theme! I loved the neon colors in this set, they’ve made it possible to create fantastical, “galactical” planets as a great paper mache project. These brightly colored planets would make great props for a school project, a space themed birthday party or just to hang in a child’s bedroom! And the perfect accompaniment to the D.I.Y Alien and Spacecraft from my previous blog.











Alien and Spaceship Tube Paper Craft for Kids

Do you ever wish you can take a ride in a far-out spaceship through a galaxy filled with magnificent stars and colorful Milky Ways? Go on a space adventure with this alien and his little spacecraft. The alien tube craft printable fits nicely into his toilet tube vehicle made with some of OOLY’s fantastic art supplies such as their Lil’ Poster Paint Pods and Chalk-O-Rama chalk crayons.