Encourage kids to read at least one book about Arizona before the school year begins.
Give them water bottles to carry around and fill during the day so they’ll keep up the habit when school starts.
Steer them toward a new language through games, apps and library books and resources.
Take them to Goldwater Lake and have them count all the boats.
Give them a garden plot in your yard to plant and grow.
Encourage them to create a budget for spending and saving their allowance.
Try out a new sport with them at their favorite park.
Pick out a packed lunch they enjoy; teach them how to prepare it.
Take them to a Courthouse Plaza concert, then ask them which musical instrument they’d most like to play.
Tell them to go climb a tree if they’re bored — keep one eye on them!
Go to a Living History event at Sharlot Hall Museum.
Teach them how to play chess — on a life-sized board drawn in your yard.
Keep them in a daily routine roughly following their school-year schedule, with their input.
Hike the trails with them and see the historic mining equipment at Prescott Valley’s Fain Park.
Find volunteering opportunities — almost anything they try will have educational value.
Let them “catch” you watching documentaries about science, nature and history.
Stream a show from Embry-Riddle’s Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium.
Let them tell a story about your neighborhood with words and pictures in sidewalk chalk.
Send them to the nearest Little Free Library or help them set up a new one.
Ask them to research that one building in downtown Prescott you’ve always wanted to know more about.
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