Hear ye, hear ye, the most anticipated time of the year has finally arrived, and no, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’ll give you a few clues: it’s a season where the bright yellow sun casts fun shadows for us to chase after; the local pools begin to sparkle with colorful doughnut-shaped floaties; and the worries about homework and uniforms have melted away like ice cream under the sun. It’s truly a season of endless fun.

You guessed it—summer is finally here! 😎

Barreirinha – 22/07 – 31/07 de 2015 – Grupo de alunos do UNASP-EC viajam para a região de Barreirinha. O grupo de 29 pessoas, entre eles o conjunto musical Vocal Livre, trabalhou em Barreirinha, Tucumanduba, Terra Preta, Piraí, Umirituba, Torrado, Pindobal e Nova Jerusalém. Fizeram feira de saúde, programas musicais e evangelísticos, pintura de casa e atendimentos médicos e atividades recreativas com as crianças.

Now, aside from sleeping in, playing outside, and watching cartoons, what else are we to do with all this free time? 🤔

Don’t worry, parents ADRA’s got your back. Here are some fun activities you can do to make this summer the best one yet. LET’S GO!

1. Go Green With ADRA! 🌻

If you like to be outside and love nature, why not take care of it? From scavenger hunts to planting trees, we have made a list of fun outdoor activities for adventurers like you. #GoGreeWithADRA

Nature Scavenger Hunt:

  1. Make a list of things you can find outside (like leaves, rocks, or flowers).
  2. Get together with friends or family.
  3. Look for the things on your list when you go for a walk outside.
  4. Take pictures of what you find (make sure it’s safe!).
  5. Share your pictures with others and tell them about your adventure. #GoGreenWithADRA

Upcycling Art Project:

  1. Collect old things like cardboard, plastic bottles, or newspapers.
  2. Think of something cool to make (like a bird feeder or a sculpture).
  3. Cut and glue the materials together to make your creation.
  4. Take pictures of each step you do.
  5. Show off your awesome art by posting the pictures online! #GoGreenWithADRA
  6. Tell everyone why recycling and making art is good for our Earth!

Planting Activity:

  1. Find a nice outdoor spot with soil (like a garden or a park).
  2. Get a plant or seeds (ask grown-ups for help).
  3. Dig a small hole in the soil.
  4. Put your plant or seeds in the hole gently.
  5. Cover them with soil and pat it down gently.
  6. Water your plant (not too much, not too little).
  7. Take a picture of you and your plant!
  8. Show everyone how you’re helping nature by posting the picture. #GoGreenWithADRA

2. Color With ADRA!! 🖍️

For the creative ones who love to color and use their imagination, we have special coloring pages just for you. 

3. Watch With ADRA!!! 🍿

Who doesn’t enjoy being at home? A relaxing evening can be as exciting as coloring flowers or planting trees. For those rainy days, fear not! There’s a hero-worthy show waiting for you. 

4. Bucket List With ADRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 📋

Now, get ready because we have a surprise for you! You can embark on a thrilling journey through ADRA’s summer bucket list! Whether you’re craving adventurous outdoor escapades or cozy indoor activities, these will make your summer unforgettable.

ADRA’s Bucket List for Summer Fun:

  1. Build a Fort: Gather blankets, pillows, and chairs to create a cozy indoor fort on rainy days.
  2. Backyard Camping: Set up a tent, make s’mores, and tell stories under the stars right in your backyard.
  3. DIY Crafts: Get creative with DIY projects like making friendship bracelets, painting rocks, or creating your own tie-dye shirts.
  4. Baking Extravaganza: Spend a day baking cookies, cupcakes, or even trying your hand at homemade ice cream.
  5. Water Balloon Fight: Get your friends and family together and cool off with a water balloon fight in the backyard.
  6. Visit a Farmer’s Market: Explore local produce and maybe even try some new fruits or vegetables.
  7. Learn a New Sport: Whether it’s soccer, basketball, swimming, or something more unique like rock climbing, summer is a great time to pick up a new hobby.
  8. Outdoor Movie Night: Set up a projector or a large screen outside, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  9. Volunteer for a Cause: Consider helping out at a local animal shelter, organizing a food drive, or participating in environmental clean-up activities.

5. Fundraise With ADRA. 💚

From gifts like giving goats and chickens, to meals and water wells, the Kids Gift catalog has something for every child in need. You can request the Kid’s gift catalog for you and your family today ADRA.org/request-gift-catalog

With ADRA, you can help kids—big or small—have a childhood they’ll always remember. Make this summer the best one yet, not only for yourself but for others as well.

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