Creative ways to keep kids thinking over summer break

School is coming to a close and summer is beginning, but it is important to keep kids minds active over the long break.

KTVO spoke with area teachers that share fun and creative ways to help keep youngsters thinking. Some of those ideas include painting with colored bubbles and making homemade play dough. Making the play dough will allow the kids to learn math skills by using the different measuring cups. Once made, the play dough can then spark several discussions.

"You can discuss the color, you can discuss the smell, then it can lead into other conversations about what else you know that is green, what else do you know has this smell," said Brianna Coleman, Northeast Community Action Agency Head Start Teacher.

The play dough is something that all members of the family can make and have fun with. The directions to make the play dough are as follows:

Simple Play dough - Mix 2 cups flour. 1 cup salt. 1 Tbsp baby oil. Add water until desired consistency. Food coloring may be added for variety. Store in a plastic bag.

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