The hot summer months can make it challenging to stay active.
Pick a seasonal fruit and make your own silly water. Maybe even do a taste test with students at your program site. If you’re a program facilitator or teacher, fill your own personal water bottle to model for your students. Freeze fruits the night before to have your own tasty and colorful ice cubes.
Cool down with a yoga break; it only takes a few minutes. Get your staff together before your program day starts and create time for some peaceful teambuilding. If you serve summer meals and lead enrichment at your site, encourage staff to stop and reflect on the importance of such programs.
Avoid the sun and play fun indoor games by searching the Playworks Game Library. Ask older youth to pick out and lead their favorite games. Maybe even create your own personalized scrapbook of favorite games. Include pictures to make it even more special.
Practice summer sun safety and get others involved by reading and sharing our summer Walk the Talk Newsletter. Create your own version as a staff bulletin board or send-home for families.