Summer Camp At Home | Your Life in Color!

Bright adventures your family can do at home

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni KID, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo. July 6, 2024

Looking for at-home ideas to keep kids busy, happy, and learning? We've curated family-friendly themed activities around the theme of colors to help! Here is a sample schedule to help you brainstorm ideas that will work best for your family:

This week, find your family fun® with the COLOR SPECTRUM.

Layered Gelatin

Ingredients: Gelatin, water, evaporated milk, whipped topping

1. Mix gelatin according to the directions.
2. Layer thinly in a clear dish. Make sure each layer is completely set before starting the next color.
3. Top with your favorite whipped topping.
Optional: To make pastel layers, mix in a splash of evaporated milk.


The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Walking Water

Supplies needed: clear cups, food dye (red, yellow, blue), paper towels

1. Fill alternating cups 2/3 full of water.
2. Add food coloring to the filled cups.
3. Fold paper towels and bridge them between cups.
4. Observe the results over time.

Rope-Wrapped Keychain

Supplies needed: 4-mm rope, 18 gauge wire, yarn, keychain ring

Get the step-by-step instructions!

Scratch Art

Supplies needed: cardstock paper, crayons, black tempera paint

Get the step-by-step instructions!


Download FREE printable postcards .

1. Print the designs on cardstock paper. 

2. Color and cut out your artwork.

3. Address and stamp your postcards, and then send them to family and friends.

TV Shows and Movies to Watch

BabyFirst Color Crew

Reading Rainbow

The Hero of Color City (Rated G)

Inside Out (Rated PG)

Trolls (Rated PG)

Take a virtual art class or virtually visit an art museum. Here are three to consider:
The Louvre
Van Gogh Museum
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Want to show us your celebration of the color spectrum? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag Macaroni KID on social media so we can see how you've combined learning and fun in your home.