Summer Fun ’21!

Summer Fun ’21!

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Join New Canaan CARES in having some summer fun! Read, relax, learn some fun facts, craft, bake, and enjoy the sunshine with us! 

Share pics and videos of your creations on social media and tag us @newcanaancares #ncsummerfun21

Relax and Read

Join CARES in reading some fabulous books this summer. Some titles to start with are: The Circles All Around UsThe Ramble Shamble ChildrenDog Squad, and Two Can Keep A Secret.

Check out these exciting titles: Hello, World!Journey to the Moon #1Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist, and The Passing Playbook.

This week’s summer titles are: The Octopus EscapesThe Tree in Me, Escape This Book! Titanic, and Luck of the Titanic

Relax with these amazing books: The Ocean CallsJ.D. and the Great Barber BattleWhen You Trap a Tiger, and From Little Tokyo, With Love

This week’s titles are: Big FeelingsGood Dogs on a Bad DayJude Banks, Superhero, and We Are Inevitable

Check out these books! Bug Books for KidsDinosaurs Before Dark Graphic NovelHorse Girl, and Off the Record

Fun Facts

The Reduced Shakespeare Company attempts a feat that maybe no one else has done before… all 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes! If you want even more Shakespeare in your life, check out Curtain Call’s Shakespeare on the Green July 15 – August 1!

Capitalize on your downtime this summer and learn all the states and their capitals. This catchy song makes it easy!

Who says math can’t be fun? Learn your times tables with a catchy MULTIPLICATION MASHUP, set to the tune of songs everyone knows and loves. 

Do you know all the U.S. Presidents? If you don’t, learn them all from George Washington through Bill Clinton in a catchy song. Can you create verses to add the newest ones? 

Science Rules! Learn more about germs with Bill Nye the Science Guy in a half-hour YouTube Video

Ever wondered how a bill becomes a law? Check out a classic from Schoolhouse Rock “I’m Just A Bill” in a YouTube video. You might just find yourself binging the series on a rainy day. 

Crafting with CARES

Check out CARES’ first IGTV series: Crafting with the Interns! Follow along with Kendall and Stirling as they demonstrate how to make a paper plate dream catcher. 

Get crafty and make a bird feeder! Share pics of the birds that flock to your yard!

The second episode of IGTV series Crafting with the Interns! This week, Kendall and Stirling teach you how to make paper flowers using cupcake wrappers.

Get messy with this fun and colorful tie dye guide!

The final episode of CARES’ IGTV series Crafting with the Interns. In this episode, Kendall and Stirling show you how to make paper airplanes.

Houston, it’s stomp rocket time! Check out this awesome guide from the Adler Planetarium on how to DIY a stomp rocket!

Snackin' Saturday

Check out this delicious recipe to make trail mix cookies, the perfect treat for your outdoor adventure. 

Learn how to make homemade strawberry basil frozen yogurt, a delicious and refreshing summer treat! Don’t like strawberries? Post and let us know what fruit you used instead. 

Enjoy some chocolate covered banana pops – delicious and nutritious!

Cool off with some delicious homemade cherry sorbet.

Enjoy some healthy chocolate-chia pops! This refreshing treat will keep you cool in the August sun!

Looking for a way to stay cool in the summer heat? Why not make your own snow cones! Be creative with your favorite colors and flavors.