’s Great Projects for Summer 2008’s Great Projects for Summer 2008
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Now’s a good time to start planning for the summer vacation and the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” from children that really just need a few ideas to get them going.  With just a little focus and structure students can be productive and yet still have a lot of fun!

Make sure you look through the list and the sites, either before or with your children, to find the projects and resources that will work best for you. The list could also be incorporated into a planned summer school program as well.

Summer is a great time for students to try something new or to learn a new skill since they have more free time than during the school year.  And, the list is not just for children — the whole family can work together on a project as well! By adding these projects to your summer activities everyone can have a boredom-free summer!

May 8, 2008

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June 2 – 8, 2008 – Document Your Summer

How to Digital Scrapbook

BetterPhoto for Kids and Teens

Keeping a Summer Journal

Publishing for Kids

Digital Movie Making for Kids

How to Use a Video Camera

Descriptive Writing

June 9 – 15, 2008 – Become a Sports Enthusiast

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Olympic 2008 Sports

Kids Sports Links

How to Play Soccer

Major League Baseball Kids’ Dugout

U.S. Kids Golf

Propelled by Pedal

June 16 – 22, 2008 Embrace Other Cultures

Culture Quest

Cultures for Kids

People and Places

Lonely Planet Destination Guides

Tour the World

Costumes Around the World

Ethnic and Folk Costumes

Say Hello to the World

Free Online Language Courses

Ethnic Recipes

June 23 – 29, 2008 – Discover Animals

A Library of the World’s Animals

Animals of the World

Creature Features

Animals A to Z Zoo

Endangered Animals

4-H Virtual Farms

Live Animal cams

June 30 – July 6, 2008 – Appreciate Art

Kids Art


Destination Modern Art

Artist’s Tool Kit

Free Art Lessons

Museums on the Web

Learn About Art

July 7 – 13, 2008 – Explore the Universe

Star Child

The Nine Planets

Auroras – Paintings in the Sky

Starry Skies

Eyes on the Sky Feet on the Ground

Earth & Sky: Sky Watching Center

Virtual Tour of the Sun

July 14 – 20, 2008 – Support A Cause

Network for Good

Kids Can Make a Difference

20 Ways to Help

Learn and Serve America

Kiwanis Youth Program

Environmental Kids Club

July 21 – 27, 2008 – Become Tech Savvy


Free Tutorials for Microsoft Office

LearningElectric Tutorials

KidzOnline Tech Tutorials

Online Practice Modules

Software Tutorials and Online Courses

Lissa Explains HTML for Kids

How the Internet Works

July 28 – August 3, 2008 – Tune Into Nature

Create a Nature Notebook

Summer Nature Activities

Nature Awareness

Listening to Nature

Nature Games

Plants and Our Environment

Undersea and Oversee

Tips on Getting Started with Bird Watching

August 4 – 10, 2008 – Become an Author

Literary Elements Map

Book Cover Creator

Comic Creator

Fractured Fairytales

Writing with Writers

Story Writing Tips

Kids on the Net Creative Writing

30 Days of Poetry

August 11 – 17, 2008 – Celebrate Music

Intro to Reading Music

Notes on Songwriting

Learn About Instruments

Instruments of the Orchestra

Make Music! Start a Band

Play Music

Creating Music

Kids Music Site

August 18 – 24, 2008 – Learn to Cook

Introductory Cooking Lessons

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Cooking Video Demonstrations

Cooking Lessons Online

Food Safety Facts

Children’s Recipes

Theme Dinner Ideas

World Recipes for Kids

August 25 – 31, 2008 – Organize for School

Time Management Guide

Creating a Calendar


TaDa List Maker

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Students Lending Tools

Software for Starving Students

Kids Internet Search Tools


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