Play, learn, explore in July

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Wow, friends!  The year 2012 is half-way finished.  Can you believe it?  No, I can’t either.

We’re enjoying some time with family this Fourth of July holiday, but I wanted to leave you with some ideas for playing, learning, and exploring this month.

Ways to play, learn, and explore in July

How will you and your kids be playing, learning, and exploring this month?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. You sure make July look fun… Thank you so much for popping our Calendar in there!!!
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  2. Thank you for this post. It inspired me to come up with a list of obstacle course “stations”. Our children then took the list, created their own fun obstacle course, and started planning tomorrow’s obstacle course.

  3. Visiting a farm has been on my list forever! But since the one we want to drop in on is a good hour away, I’ve been waiting until my toddler drops his afternoon nap so that we can just spend the whole day there instead of cramming it in a few short hours in the morning.

    In the meantime, we just took a swim in the pool which he loved, and right now he’s all about playing with crayons indoors for some reason. And we have a local park that we like to walk to.
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  4. We’ll be doing water activities like filling bowls with water and transferring the water to another bowl with spoons or measuring cups to help my toddler with fine motor skills. We’ll also be doing some nature art like painting rocks and tracing leaves! Thanks for a great list!
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  5. family transportation day = we ride the bus, max, and air tram!

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