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30 days of activities for students to challenge themselves over the summer. Includes creative writing, career connections, digital storytelling, crafts, current news, science activities and more!

30 days of activities for students to challenge themselves over the summer. Includes creative writing, career connections, digital storytelling, crafts, current news, science activities and more!

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    • thinc summer challenge
    • Have fun thinc-ingFacebook.com/PurpleFeetFoundationTwitter.com/PFFBFFPurpleFeetFoundation.orgThe Purple Feet Foundation (PFF) isa 501(c)3 non-profit organizationfocused on getting students to thinkabout their future.We thought it would be fun to puttogether a challenge to helpstudents thinc a little over thesummer. We hope you use it withyour students, children, summercampers, etc.If you do, let us know. Say “Hi” tous on Facebook and Twitter.
    • Connect with UsAs you take the thinc Summer Challenge and create allsorts of amazing things, consider sharing them withinthe Purple Feet Foundation’s thinc Edmodo group.You don’t have to, but it would be cool if you did.http://edmodo.com2e9hoxJust go to Edmodo.com.Click “I’m a student.”Register for an account and useour PFF group code.
    • Career Connectionthinc about a future career at O*Net Online.http://www.onetonline.orgSearch by your interests.Then select one ormore preferences.Pick a career andthen check out theskills you will need.Choose a career like “Actors.”Which of these skillscan you practice overthe summer? In school?1
    • Creative Writinghttp://writingprompts.tumblr.comConsider sharing youramazing ideas withothers, somehow.Post them to yourblog, share themwithin our Edmodogroup or if you prefer,keep them in yourprivate journal.As long as you arewriting, we’re content.2
    • CuriosityExplore a fun science activity and see the connectionsfrom other kids around the world.www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsiteGo to the Lawrence Hallof Science Kid Site.Don’t forget to check out the fun sciencegames at the bottom of the page.Pick “Bug Hunt.”Identify the bugs you haveseen where you live.See what other kidsnear you found.3
    • Reading CornerSummer is a great time to get lost in a book.www.yasiv.comGo to Yasiv.com. Enter the title of abook you really enjoyed reading.Explore all sorts of other books thatrelate to the book you chose.4
    • Create Something CoolCreate a computer program using Scratch.Start by making the cat do something.http://scratch.mit.eduView sample projects for inspiration!Code your own program.Check out the Step-by-StepIntro to help you get started.5
    • Be CraftyClothespin craftshttp://tinyurl.com/TSCcraft16
    • Career Connectionthinc about a future career at Kids.gov.http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/jobsChoose an area of interest.Then choose a possible career.Explore what these peopledo and how to pursue thatcareer (and what it pays).What are some of the important qualitiesin people who have the career in whichyou are interested?7
    • Creative Writinghttp://writingprompts.tumblr.comConsider sharing youramazing ideas withothers, somehow.Post them to yourblog, share themwithin our Edmodogroup or if you prefer,keep them in yourprivate journal.As long as you arewriting, we’re content.8
    • CuriosityExplore a fun science activity and see the connectionsfrom other kids around the world.www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsiteGo to the Lawrence Hallof Science Kid Site.Don’t forget to check out the fun sciencegames at the bottom of the page.Pick “Where DoPlants Grow?”Identify the trees that growwhere you live.See what other kidsnear you found.9
    • Reading CornerStay connected and current over the summer.www.timeforkids.com10
    • Create Something CoolCreate a music video of your summer adventures.Note: If you are not 13 years old quite yet, ask your parent(s) to create an account.https://animoto.comCheck out a sample video atPurpleFeetFoundation.org.Give your video a title.Change the style.Add pictures and video.Add text.Pick a song.Publish.Sign up for an account and then create!11
    • Be CraftyLeaf printshttp://tinyurl.com/TSCcraft212
    • Career ConnectionExplore these infographics to learn about some interestingcareers, what they pay and what is involved in doing the job.As you explore, don’t let salary bethe only factor in thinc-ing about acareer. Pursue your passion.If you enjoy going to work everyday that is priceless.You can’t put a price on happiness.http://tinyurl.com/aujqakc http://tinyurl.com/a2hk644 http://tinyurl.com/bekppvy13
    • Creative Writinghttp://writingprompts.tumblr.comConsider sharing youramazing ideas withothers, somehow.Post them to yourblog, share themwithin our Edmodogroup or if you prefer,keep them in yourprivate journal.As long as you arewriting, we’re content.14
    • CuriosityExplore a fun science activity and see the connectionsfrom other kids around the world.www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsiteGo to the Lawrence Hallof Science Kid Site.Don’t forget to check out the fun sciencegames at the bottom of the page.Pick “Bridge Builders.”Build your own bridgeand see how manypennies it can hold.Enter your data andsee how your bridgestacks up againstother kids fromaround the world.15
    • Reading CornerStay connected and current over the summer.www.youngzine.org16
    • Create Something CoolCreate a paperslide video about your interests, acareer you want to pursue or a topic of your choice.http://paperslide.wikispaces.comCheck out the guidelines andwatch the “How to Create aPaperslide Video” tutorial.Materials:PaperMarkersVideo cameraCreativity17
    • Be CraftyOrigamihttp://tinyurl.com/TSCcraft3More great ideas atwww.origami-instructions.comCreate what you like.Personally, we likethe letter C.18
    • Career ConnectionWhat’s your job personality?http://tinyurl.com/sok48Take this fun quiz (yes, a quiz can befun) from KidzWorld to help you thincabout possible jobs you might like.If you could be a beverage,what kind of beveragewould you be? Well, youranswer might just tell you alittle bit about the careeryou want to pursue.19
    • Creative Writinghttp://writingprompts.tumblr.comConsider sharing youramazing ideas withothers, somehow.Post them to yourblog, share themwithin our Edmodogroup or if you prefer,keep them in yourprivate journal.As long as you arewriting, we’re content.20
    • CuriosityAsk a friend or your pet goldfish toexplore a fun science activity with you.http://scienceofeverydaylife.comGo to the Science of Everyday Life site.Have some more science fun by checkingout the Virtual Labs.Click on Students andthen Science Fun.Try the Sandwich-BagDart Board today.21
    • Reading CornerFind a shady tree or a quiet corner and dive into a book.See how far you can read with Scholastic’s Summer Challenge.www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-201322
    • Create Something CoolCreate a cartoon that tells a story.Challenge yourself to tell a story about something youlearned recently. A math problem, perhaps?http://www.toondoo.comSign up for a free account.Then click create.Check out some ofthe most populartoons for inspiration.23
    • Be CraftyDryer lint clay and other creationshttp://tinyurl.com/TSCcraft4This one seemed weird.Therefore, it’s sure to be fun.And, it’s a great way to recycle.24
    • Career ConnectionExplore a thinc Career Chat.www.youtube.com/purplefeetfoundationCheck out one of the thinc CareerChats we hosted this year.We chatted with a filmmaker,marketer, magician, editor, andan artist/author.Who should we invite to chat with us next year?A fashion designer? Doctor? Lawyer? Astronaut?Tell us what career you’d like to learn more about:http://tinyurl.com/PFFchat25
    • Creative Writinghttp://writingprompts.tumblr.comConsider sharing youramazing ideas withothers, somehow.Post them to yourblog, share themwithin our Edmodogroup or if you prefer,keep them in yourprivate journal.As long as you arewriting, we’re content.26
    • CuriosityAsk a friend or your pet goldfish toexplore a fun science activity with you.http://scienceofeverydaylife.comGo to the Science of Everyday Life site.Have some more science fun by checkingout the Travel through Time section.Click on Students andthen Science Fun.Build a Two-StageBalloon Rocket.27
    • Reading CornerExplore the International Children’s DigitalLibrary and find a good story to read.http://en.childrenslibrary.orgSearch for short books, long books,award-winning books, and even books indifferent languages.28
    • Create Something CoolCreate a cardboard arcade game. Just like Caine.http://cainesarcade.comWatch the Caine’sArcade Short Film.Then create your ownarcade game.Take a picture andshare it to the Edmodogroup if you like.Materials:ImaginationCreativityCardboardMarkersTape29
    • Be CraftyToilet paper roll bird feedershttp://tinyurl.com/TSCcraft530
    • ScoreCardGive yourself a C beside each of the activities you completed.1 11 212 12 223 13 234 14 245 15 256 16 267 17 278 18 289 19 2910 20 30Total = _____