Summer Solstice

Hi Everyone! Summer Solstice was yesterday in our Hemisphere so here are fun some ways to celebrate the start of summer with your kids:

SciShow Kids

Here is a video made for kids explaining what summer solstice is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVzkVsWQBR8

Here are some things you can do to celebrate:

MAKE A SUNDIAL FROM ROCKS AND STICKS: https://www.sparklestories.com/blog/post/nature-school-project-diy-sundials/

CREATE A NATURE MANDALA WITH YOUR KIDS:

https://sproutingwildones.com/creating-a-nature-mandala/

Make a sunburst tie-dyed t-shirt: https://www.tiedyeyoursummer.com/Technique/sunburst-tie-dye-technique

SUN-CATCHER CRAFT

Artful Parent: Make a sun-catcher with an embroidery hoop and melted beads: https://artfulparent.com/melted-bead-suncatcher-in-an-embroidery-hoop-frame/

Education.com (you need to sign up to download the activity but it’s pretty straight forward if you just look at the picture) Here is one with an old CD and some glass beads or anything shiny: https://www.education.com/activity/article/cd-sun-catcher/

And this beautiful “cosmic” sun-catcher using glue and food dyes: https://babbledabbledo.com/art-for-kids-cosmic-suncatchers/

FORAGING:

Slow Travel Berlin has an interesting article about urban plants such as the Turkish Hazelnut and Goji-berry: http://www.slowtravelberlin.com/berlin-plants/

Mundraub

This website /organization provides a map of real places you can forage for fruits and nuts for free from Berlin’s  (and beyond..) trees and bushes: https://mundraub.org

Backwoods Mama

A wonderful page with activity suggestions including making a flower crown, collecting summer herbs, and a LIST OF KIDS BOOKS about the summer solstice: https://www.backwoodsmama.com/2019/06/9-special-ways-to-celebrate-summer-solstice-with-kids.html

WATCH THE SUNSET:

Mini Globetrotter

Here is a list of the best paces in Berlin to watch the sunset: https://miniglobetrotter.de/sonnenuntergang-berlin/

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