A summer activity and resource guide for parents
We are back with another Soaring Into Summer with BP post! This week we have a bunch of new activities to share. Feel free to get creative with a 4th of July spin on the games and activities. We look forward to seeing pictures of your finished products. Tag @behavioral_progression and add #SoaringIntoSummerWithBP to your posts!
Check out our previous blog posts for various local camp options, events, activities, and services. We also share some virtual options!
Safe and Sound Swimmers Program
Hillsborough, Polk, and Pasco Counties
Hosted by Behavioral Progression Inc.
Behavioral Progression, Inc. provides private swim lessons for individuals with and without special needs who may have not been successful with traditional learn-to-swim programs. We allow the child to learn at his/her own pace! This program incorporates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques with learn-to-swim methods to promote water safety and lasting change in swimming skills. Our instructors make every effort to build a stress-free, fun learning environment, with individualization and positive reinforcement in order to encourage swimming success.
- Must be 2 years or older
- No prerequisite skills needed!
Games & Activities
This week we are sharing some fun and super simple games and activities. You can do these activities with just a few items, even items you can easily find around your house!
Set up an obstacle course around your house. You can also get some outdoor excitement by setting up the obstacle course in your backyard or local park! Use various items around your house, playground equipment, etc. The obstacle course can include toys your child loves to get them excited about the activity, such as their favorite stuffed animal or action figure helping them take big jumps to their next destination. You can also incorporate ways to practice skills that your child is working on, like counting steps up the playground. The ideas are endless! We cannot wait to see the creative ideas you share!
Nothing fancy here - just grab at least 6 plastic cups and see how many different ways you can stack them without them falling over!
Make it festive by using red, white, and blue cups!
Practice turn taking by stacking cups with a sibling or friend.
Here is another fun that can be done at home, in your backyard, or at a local park. Create a scavengar hunt by writing a list of different items for your child to search for. You can even include spotting things like a bird flying by or a lizard running in the backyard.
Make it harder by adding a hide & seek component where your child has to find items you have hiden around the house.
For the really creative folks, your scavengar hunt can be set up in a specific order. When your child finds something on the list, you can include a rhyme or question to help them figure out where to look for the next item.