2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
A whole week of thrilling, science and messy activities for kids to do with dad (and mom!).
Make paper airplanes
When your child asks "Daddy, do you know how to make a paper airplane?" “, he expects more than one:” Yes, I made tons of them when I was little “. Here's a little reminder if you forgot the exact technique. Maybe you had a trick to reach the teacher more accurately, try to remember it and do airplane races with your child.
This site also has several different airplane models and Accord Publishing even has a calendar of paper airplanes to do with every torn page. You can really practice by crafting a plane a day!
Be the cause of a volcanic eruption
Prepare a surface that will be easy to clean or cover the table with newspaper. Lots of newspaper even! Make a volcano shape out of modeling clay, leaving a central well large enough to place a container in which the following ingredients will be placed.
- Put two tablespoons of baking soda in the container.
- If you have any, addfour drops of red food coloring and one of yellow to make your lava look realistic.
- Add half a cup of vinegar to the container and watch the volcanic eruption.
Dressing up as sumo
Some have pillow fights, some wrestle, some tickle their kids screaming… but have you ever dressed up as Sumo? When you open a package, always keep the bubble wrap in a box. When you have enough, wrap your child (and you if the collection was successful) in bubble wrap from head to toe, avoiding the face of course. You will be well protected Sumo wrestlers for the fight. If you're in a hurry, use tons of clothes instead!
Plasticine stop-motion video
Tech dads will be thrilled with this opportunity to use their talent for family and in the name of creativity. Brainstorm a scenario with your child, build the figures and props out of modeling clay and explain the concept well. He'll have to take his hands off when taking the picture and move the characters just a little bit if he wants to create a movie that looks real. To take the photos, do not move the device or laptop and use Gawker on Mac or an editing software of your choice. Find inspiration and motivation on YouTube or on Vimeo.
Build a Campfire
In aindoor or outdoor fireplace, camping or on the beach, teach your child how to set up a campfire. Place small balls of newspaper in the center and mount the branches in the shape of a teepee, from the smallest to the largest, from the inside out. If you're a sweet tooth, you can take the opportunity to roast marshmallows or make s'mores. Of course, you must exercise extreme caution, keep children away from fire and watch the fire, especially outside and especially if you have grandiose ideas like dads like to have!
Build a birdhouse
There are several types of birdhouses, the best known being the swallows birdhouse. Build a cabin of pine, fir, poplar or cedar and avoid gluing or painting it, especially blue, since birds hate this color. You will find a detailed map on the Rona website. Those in a hurry, less handymen and fans of reuse can also make a feeder from a simple box of plastic.
It's easy! Grab a magnifying glass from dollar stores and go exploring. You will be able to demystify these insects that scare (especially mom!) and get some fresh air at the same time. If you feel like it, you can also buy a net and an insect cage thatwill allow your child to observe them longer and in complete safety (especially if he wants to observe biting insects, and in the house to boot!).