Cope-cake activity- part of a coping skills activity packet. Make a small cupcake or a large cupcake. Helps children identify their social supports and coping skills (including positive self-talk) through a fun game.
Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. ---A long going, largely ignored epidemic gripping our youth well into their adult lives.
Balloon Rockets - I've done this in several science camps I've conducted. Kids have fun with it. But, when the balloon deflates it may fall off the straw because it's surface area changes - another good thing to show and explain to kids.
Balloon Popping meter: as the children sing well, a leader pulls on the ribbon from behind. If the kids have mastered a song, the balloon makes it to the top, where it is popped. If all the songs are mastered, the kids get tootsie "pops.
Parents, learn about Internet Safety for Kids and Teens. This is a quick cheat sheet for non-techie parents who care about keeping their kids safer online. It takes about 30 - 45 minutes to make these simple changes!