"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

29 June 2015

Summer Learning Club Kickoff

How do you kick off your summer learning club (SLC)?  We hired a magician to perform at our opening event, then we kept it simple with a variety of carnival-style games for kids to play. This way families could come and go as they pleased, and there was plenty of opportunity to speak with families about signing up for SLC.

These are the games/activities we had:

  1. Giant bubbles with yarn and sticks for "wands"
  2. Water bead table
  3. Ring toss
  4. Bean bag toss
  5. Snacks
  6. Make a wind streamer craft

These six activities, plus registering for SLC and picking up snacks, made for enough things to give kids and families something fun to do that was more interactive than simply watching a magician. It took a while to set up all the stations, but the clean-up was not complicated and we did get more sign-ups for our SLC than we would have gotten on a regular day. 

How do you kick off your SLC? Do you do the same thing each year, or change up the activities based on your theme?

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