School’s out and summer is here! While we like to spend as much time as possible spending time playing in and exploring the outdoors (have you checked out our latest summer learning series: the sun? ), we like to have a few games on reserve to play when the craving strikes! Without further ado, here are 6 games we picked that will ensure fun all summer long.
Welcome back, Summer Series friends! This Wednesday was the first official day of summer for all of us in the northern hemisphere (even though it’s felt like summer for a while now), and that means beach vacations, barbeques and general outdoor festivities. Summer is also the time of year when the Sun comes out to play. This week, we’re focusing on all the fun experiments you can do while having fun in the Sun this Summer!
When asked about the origin of roller coasters, most people’s minds immediately gravitate (see what I did there?) to Coney Island in the late 19th century. And it’s true – the roller coaster as we know it saw its start at the iconic New York amusement park around that time. The Gravity Switchback Railway, a simple wooden ride with none of the precipitous drops that we’re used to today, was not the first operating roller coaster in America, but it was the one that first achieved large-scale financial success. People stood in line for hours to ride the coaster, and although it only cost 5 cents per ride, the profits were around $600 a day! While the Gravity Switchback Railway set the scene for the coasters that we know and love today, the history of roller coasters began long before 1884.
Happy National Week of Making everyone! From June 16th-22nd, individuals throughout the U.S. are encouraged to celebrate innovation, ingenuity and creativity through the power of making! Our favorite craft projects require an item that you already have at home, so don’t throw those tubes away. To embrace the spirit of the week, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to repurpose toilet paper tubes, straight from our crafty Pinterest board.