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Parents and caregivers will find many lessons that children can Discover & Design as a family or in a group setting. These one-page lessons have everything you need to introduce the activity, gather materials and view step by step instructions. We hope you enjoy working together with the young children in your life. 

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Watermelon Paver

You can't have summer without a juicy slice of watermelon.  During this activity, children will develop their decision-making skills and hand-eye coordination as they paint their own one-of-a-kind watermelon to proudly display.

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Glitter Bottle

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully in the moment.  It means slowing down to really notice what you are doing.  Noticing how your body feels and what you see, taste, and smell.  Children who are taught and practice mindfulness strategies are better able to self-regulate, have improved social skills, sleep better, and demonstrate higher self-esteem.

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Solar Oven S'mores

You don't need to build a campfire to get gooey s'mores.  Just tap into the sun, the fuel source that people around the world use to power solar ovens.  Here's an easy model that will let you catch enough backyard rays to cook the most delicious s'mores!

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Ladybug Paver

Children are naturally curious and interested in insects.  Adults tend to err on the side of caution, discouraging this curiosity suggesting that insects are dangerous and will bite or sting.  During this activity, children will discover the amazing benefits of ladybugs as they create their own one-of-a-kind ladybug to display proudly.

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My Family

A family is made up of people that we love and that we often live with.  Explain that any number of people can belong to a family.  Creating a family tree is a great way to learn about your extended family. This activity helps children understand that every family is unique and special, especially their own!

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Pool Noodle Airplane

Encourage children's thinking to take flight as you introduce them to aviation.  Whether it is a kite, parachute, rocket, or airplane children enjoy creating and testing flying objects.  In this activity, children will design their own airplane and explore the mechanics of flight.  Create a supportive environment where children can be resilient and explore the possibilities of flight!

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