Summer of Adventure: The Prequel

Summer of Adventure: The Prequel

From a galaxy far, far away comes the Summer of Adventure 2020: The Prequel. It’s spring time here on earth and we’re already gearing up for the summer. To get you prepared, we’ve created a list of stellar activities that will help you to READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE while at home! These activities will change every Monday so be sure to come back for more fun.

  • Maker Challenge entry HOME

    Birth to 5

    Make indoor snow! This is a simple playdough recipe using only two ingredients. Mix together one cup of hair conditioner or shaving cream with two cups of cornstarch. Allow your toddler to explore the texture by squeezing and squishing. 

    Kids

    Make sidewalk chalk PAINT. Mix equal parts corn starch and water then add food coloring. Use a fat paint brush to paint on your sidewalk! 

    Teens

    Transform an everyday item like a phone case by hydrodipping it in nail polish. This is a trial-and-error process so keep that in mind before dipping something important to you!

    Adults

    No paint? No problem! Use tea, coffee, wine, or beer to create a painting!

  • Maker Challenge entry VIRTUAL

    Birth to 5

    Go on a virtual safari with the Denver Zoo! Visit denverzoo.org/zootoyou to take a peek at the baby rhino calf, Joona, and to learn about endangered species.

    Kids

    Learn about birds with the Audubon Society, then get out there and become a bird nerd!

    Teens

    Until June 20th, everyone has free access to resources on how to learn Unity, which is a video game engine you can use to make your own videogames. You don't need to know how to program, as it offers a variety of tutorials.

    Adults

    Take a photo a day using prompts. Share with others, compare photos, or maybe put together a virtual or physical showcase at the end of the month!

  • Maker Challenge entry OUTDOORS

    Birth to 5

    Take bath toys for a swim! Fill a cake pan, a large tupperware, or a plastic storage bin about halfway with water. Place 3 or 4 bath toys inside, and then put the "pool" outside for baby to enjoy. Your baby will love this sensory play activity.

    Kids

    Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt (courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

    Teens

    Make some portable treats and organize a socially distanced picnic with your friends. You may not have a campfire but you can still tell stories, sing together or dance.

    Adults

    Rope Box (Hunker Hauser) Is a old game that looks simple but isn't.

  • Maker Challenge entry MOVEMENT

    Birth to 5

    Toddler gross motor skills develop quickly once they learn to walk, and one new challenge your toddler may be ready for is jumping with one or both feet. Help build these skills by allowing your toddlers to hold your hand while hopping around, or finding safe places in your apartment for jumping. Maybe your toddler would like to practice jumping while watching a video like this one.

    Kids

    GoNoodle has short videos of movement activities in English and Spanish to get your kids moving! Some are even educational!

    Teens

    Twice a week stream a free dance class live with Dance Church Go! You don't need to be a 'dancer' to dance, there are no equipment or skills required for this workout!