Hit the beach running: carve out fun and science lessons in the sand

Hit the beach running:  carve out fun and science lessons in the sand
By School Zone Staff
July 21, 2017 — The sky is blue, the forecast is hot and sunny. It’s beach time! Pack up the kids, coolers, and gear (including waterproof, high-SPF sunscreen), and be prepared to burn calories and teach cool stuff. Share how sand is “made” and then make things with it! Dig holes, sculpt castles, or play games. It’s all good.

Parades and pyrotechnics with a heaping helping of patriotism mark 4th festivities

Parades and pyrotechnics with a heaping helping of patriotism mark 4th festivities
By School Zone Staff
June 30, 2017 — Across the U.S., in small towns and large, beaches and cordoned-off streets, parks and camprounds, family and friends will gather this July 4 to watch parades, reunite for news and hugs, and marvel at fireworks. With sizzling grills and open hearts, we will celebrate some of the best and most joyful traditions our nation offers. Why not thread a little history into the party?

Help kids pick up summertime STEAM and catch the creativity bug

Help kids pick up summertime STEAM and catch the creativity bug
By School Zone Staff
June 23, 2017 — Picasso said, “Every child is an artist,” and Albert Einstein is credited as saying, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” With more relaxed schedules and the simmering, shimmering anticipation of summer, it’s an excellent season for making masterpieces—or simply playing around with ideas and materials in new ways, from new angles.

Score big points all around on Father’s Day with games for dads, kids, families

Score big points all around on Father’s Day with games for dads, kids, families
By School Zone Staff
June 9, 2017 — Along with a card, favorite meal or dessert, lots of hugs, and a shorter-than-usual honey-do list, why not celebrate Father’s Day (June 18) with something just about everyone loves? Games!

Reduce the fear factor of warm-weather insects with a few smart moves

Reduce the fear factor of warm-weather insects with a few smart moves
By School Zone Staff
May 23, 2017 — Hiking, camping, and yard work season is here. Unfortunately, flying, creeping, crawling, biting bugs are part of the great outdoors. Mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders can be icky, but a little education and a few precautions can reduce both fear and aggravation because getting outside is important.

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