While looking for some summer activities for kids, I ran across a very cool website called Paper Toys. They have images that the boys can download, cut out and fold to make paper models. And it's completely free!
In addition to these fun models, Paper Toys published a free ebook, 22 Fun Activities for Kids. At first glance, I thought it was better suited for younger boys–pre-Cub Scout age. But then I realized that there are several activities that will count toward rank requirements or electives.
My Wolf's teacher gave the students scratch pictures–the ones that are black and you scratch the black off to reveal colors underneath. He loved them and wanted to get more. Unfortunately, we couldn't find one. But in 22 Fun Activities for Kids, there are instructions for how to make your own! My son is going to be so excited! Guess I'll have to dust off that iron that I never use. 🙂
Making the scratch pictures helps complete some Cub Scout adventures.
Tiger Elective Adventures – Stories in Shapes 1b: Create an art piece.
Tiger Elective Adventures- Tiger Tales 4: Create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale you have read, using your choice of materials. Share it with your den.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Art Explosion 2: Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer illustration.
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure – Art Explosion 3a: Draw or paint an original picture outdoors, using the art materials of your choice.
Bear Adventure – Bear Claws 3: Using a pocketknife, carve two items. To help them get ready to earn their Whittling Chip, Bears can make Soap Sculptures.
Use the Sock Puppets project to work on this Tiger elective. Tiger Elective Adventures – Tiger Theater 3: Make a puppet to show your den or display at a pack meeting.
If you're simply looking for some summer activities for kids, Call Me, Library and Word Search all look fun! And they don't require the use of electronics.
Head on over to Paper Toys, check out all of their free models and download their free ebook. Their cool summer activities for kids should keep the kiddos busy for a while!
What are your good resources for summer activities for kids?
Yours in Scouting,
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