Volume 34

July 26, 2021

The 2021 Child Tax Credit!

For more information, go to or FAQ from MomsRising

Here are resources for people who get an eviction notice or a repayment plan from their Landlord:

Housing Justice Project
206-267-7069 (King County)

Toll Free Eviction Defense Screening line


Tenants Union of Washington State hotline

206-723-0500 or 509-319-0009

CLEAR line

– Outside of King County, call the CLEAR Hotline at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 am – 12:15 pm.

King County 2-1-1

2-1-1 is open weekdays 8:00 am  – 6:00 pm and will identify and refer callers to the appropriate free legal aid provider.

– Seniors (age 60 and over) can also call CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111 (statewide)

– Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers can call CLEAR or 2 1 1 (or toll-free 1-877-211-9274) using the relay service of their choice

Movement / Play

Toddlers Corner By:

Summer Water Play

Summer activities: Sponge play

Sponge water bombs:

These water bombs are heaps of fun for any age! Cut thin strips of dishwashing sponge and then tie the strips tightly around the middle. Dunk into a bucket of water and you are ready to play!

Bubble Painting with Bubble Blowers

Bubble Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

POP! There is something just so magical about bubbles.

Simply tip a little bubble mixture into each tray or cup – one for each color, and then add a little food coloring to each tray and stir gently – you don’t want to make too many bubbles in your cup because the bubbles don’t work so well when the mixture is all bubbly. We used red, blue, yellow and pink.

Then it is time to blow bubbles! All over your paper.

Language / Literacy

60 minutes

Grab your sunscreen and sand toys; we are going to the beach! Click the link below:

13 Best Beaches in Washington State

Washington’s best beaches stretch up and down the coast. These aquatic destinations range from the extended shorelines of the Long Beach Peninsula to the rocky seashores in Olympic National Park.

  1. Alki Beach, Seattle
  2. Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park
  3. Long Beach Peninsula, Long Beach
  4. Pacific Beach State Park, Pacific Beach
  5. Fort Worden Beach, Fort Worden Historical State Park
  6. Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park
  7. Seabrook Beach
  8. Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park
  9. Ocean Shores
  10. Cama Beach Historical State Park, Camano Island
  11. Golden Gardens Park, Seattle
  12. Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park
  13. Seahurst Park, Burien

The Rainbow Fish: Pfister, Marcus, Pfister, Marcus, James, J Alison: 0038332606140: Books


By: Story Line Online

The Rainbow fish

By: Storyline Online

Written by:  Marcus Pfister

Illustrated by:  Marcus Pfister

Read by:  Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish is about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.

Art / Writing

60 minutes

Beach Craft Idea

Materials needed are different colored papers, glue, stickers, glitters, different colored sands.

Let the kids create their own Beach craft using colored papers or colored sand.

Swimming Pool Drawing

Materials: paper, pencil, crayons

Draw or build a model of your ultimate swimming pool.

Math / Science

60 minutes

Math Activity

Seashell Size Sorting

Give your child a bucket full of seashell and let her/him sort according to size. Discuss the different sizes of seashell using the words small, medium, large and count how many seashells each sizes.

Seashell size sorting | Beach theme preschool, Ocean theme preschool, Beach  theme preschool activities

Science Activity

Jellyfish in a Bottle

Materials needed: Clear plastic bag, clear plastic bottle, string, scissors, water, blue food coloring.

Cut the plastic into strips, tie the upper side to make a head and drop it inside the plastic bottle with water mix of blue food coloring.

Jellyfish Archives • Nugget & Goose

Problem Solving

60 minutes


Materials: dropper, paper, pencil, water, food color, zip-lock bags or cling wrap.

Draw some different sized circles randomly around a piece of paper and laminated the paper.  If you do not have a laminator, you can use a sheet protector, a zip-loc bag, or even tape wax paper over your paper.

Next, prepared a few cups of colored water with water and food coloring.

Start counting how many drops of water to take to fill the dots. Since they were all different sizes, it was fun to compare them.

Preschool Counting: How Many Drops to Fill the Dot? - Teach Beside Me

Social Emotional

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

By: Jan Peck

Illustrated by: Valerie Petrome

Read by: Snugglebug Storytime

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea: Peck, Jan: 9780689851100:  Books

Deep Blue Sea in box

This will great family activity this summer!

After watching the story help your child create their own Deep Blue Sea. You could use their sea animal toys or draw the sea animals in a paper.

Review with your child the different emotions as you make up story how they feel if they see in person the following sea animals.

10 Best Printable Feelings Chart -

Movement / Play

60 minutes


Sponge Run

Place one full bucket of water at one side of your garden, and an empty one on the other. Each player gets a sponge and must use the sponge to transport the water from the full bucket to the empty one, filling it up from the bucket and carrying it on their head across the garden!

Water balloon pinata

Instead of using water balloons for this game (which are made with thin plastic so that they burst more easily), you’re better off using regular balloons. Fill them up with water and hang them from a pole or monkey bars. Give your players a bat or a stick and let them loose on the balloons. The first player to pop the balloon (and get wet!) is the winner!

Sponge toss

Looking for quick ways to help your kids cool off? You’ll need 2 large buckets, one big sponge and some water. Fill both of the buckets with water and place them some distance apart (depending on how far your kids can throw). Get one player to stand by each bucket, dip the sponge in the water and throw it to the person opposite them. Points are knocked off for dropping the sponge!