Summer Solstice is such a special time to celebrate. It’s the one day in the year where the sun is out the longest. Giving us more hours of fun in the sun! Naturally, I took the opportunity and made it into a fun Summer Solstice unit study activity. It’s a great time to enjoy the sun and make it a memorable one!
Start your day right
We started the day with learning what Summer Solstice was and why it was called Solstice. We read about the different names it goes by and different ways it’s celebrated by different parts of the world.
After we learned about all the facts, I wanted to tickle my daughter’s brain a bit. I had her draw what she would do with extra hours of sunlight and how she would celebrate the sun. It was a great conversation starter and our imagination went wild.
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Gather your ingredients
- Vegan butter
- Powdered Sugar
- All Purpose Flour
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Scoop
One of the activities in our Summer Solstice unit study was a finger print sun. We placed little dots of red, yellow, and orange finger paint on paper to create the sun rays. This craft was fun and easy for both of my girls to do together. We used washable finger paint for an easy clean up! The paintings turned out so cute and it makes for beautiful wall art.
Another activity was the sun dial. This one was a little tricky since there were clouds blocking the sun, but overall was a success! The kids learned that the dial was a way they told the time day in ancient days. It was exciting to see how the shadow moved around the dial as the sun moved.
While we were passing the time, we made sun tea. This tea is so easy to make and so customizable to your child’s tastebuds! We opted for lavender tea with orange slices and agave.
- Gather ingredients
- Place in glass pitcher
- Add water
- Cover and let the sun heat the water
- Steep tea until desired strength
It took about 2-3 hours since there were so many clouds in the sky, but it tasted amazing!
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The last craft we did was a simple sun catcher. Similar to a dream catcher, the sun catcher only needed yarn and some ribbons for decoration. It was such a sweet way to decorate our window.
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Summer Solstice, check out the unit study I created.
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