Sister Site Our Sister Site, Summer of Funner, runs from June to August 2011-2016. 2011 Ten Weeks Brainstorming the Calendar Yesterday Books Clay-dough aka Canada Day Strawberry Day Mustard Tastings and Turtle Talk Pomme Day Sketch Day at the AGO Chocolate Day Sketching (Again) at the ROM Pizza Day “Save the Riverdale Farm” Sketches Marshmallow Day Just a Bit of News The Day in Condiments Library Day: T-shirts and a Rob Ford Protest Song Crazy Fruit Day Protest Posters Inspired by Ghosts of Gone Birds Postcards from the Falls Egg Day Hands for Jack Egg Update Jelly and Ice Cream Day Comic Strip Days Why We’re Not Taking Stock of our Summer of Funner: Follow, Follow, Follow… 2012 Soap Day: Making Toy and Candy-Mold Soaps Our First Paella, With a Recipe for the Next Camp Snacks: Soft Lemon-Glazed Gingerbread Cookies and Cookie-Pops Yesterday Books with Pop-Art Animal Olympians Kids’ Movie Reviews Macarons! Olympian Self-Sufficiency: The Kids Make Supper by Themselves Skylanders Portal of Power Birthday Cake Outdoor Mural Phase One: Sketching from our Favourite Artists Relish, Pickle, Replenish: It’s Cucumber Day Summer Activism 101: The Kids Investigate the Mega-Quarry Glam Cans 2012: Kid-Designed Canning Labels DIY The Kids Make Street Eats (with Beer!): Pilsner Pretzels & Hops and Robbers Mustard Mad Scientist Day 2012: Ten Sweet Experiments The Imaginary Beasts of Riverdale Farm A Movable Mural Peach Day: Amaretto Peach Jam, Brown Sugar Vanilla Peach Jam and Giant Peach Butter Summer of Funner 2012 Film Festival 2013 School’s Out! Here’s Our 2013 Bucket List! Yesterday Books, The 2013 EditionDIY Skylanders Giants Birthday Party InvitationsPostcards from BostonSummer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks One Kid-Illustrated Definitions I: Utopia & DystopiaSummer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Two Kid-Drawn Story Cards & Story Telling Games Summer Books: The Beowulf Notebooks, Three: Summer Books: Re-Telling Beowulf Ice Paint Two-Ways Exploring Toronto’s Neighbourhoods I: Mapping the City and our Beach Hill NeighbourhoodStrawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake Summer Books: Illustrating Bisclavret [The Lais of the Werewolf] and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Summer Books: Re-Producing Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale and a “Classics Comics” DIY Science Wiz: Climate Change in Canning Jars Blueberry Peach Greek Yogurt PopsiclesAmazing Pink Lemonade Cream Bars Pink Lemonade Jelly Exploring Toronto’s Neighbourhoods: Yonge & Englinton and Sorel Etrog Summer Books: Sketching the Faerie Queene Painted Targets for Balls, Beanbags, Rockets, and Water Balloons Colour, Cut & Build this Robot [Free Printable] Easy Outdoor Birthday Bash Birthday Surprise: Chocolate Milk Piñata Cake Summer Books: Comparing Performances of Macbeth “Ping Pong” and Paper Airplanes The Peaches Cookbook, a Love Story [and Caramelized Peach Frozen Yogurt] Summer Books: Paradise Lost, Book 9, and Automatic Villian Poems Summer Books: Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination & Poe-Inspired “Ghost Story Starters” Backyard Campout Weekend Pickle Day 2013: Make it Spicy! Summer Books: Mapping Gulliver’s Travels “Face” Painting Summer Books: Imagine Like Bradbury! Story Sketches and Dystopian Novel “Teasers” Summer of Funner Film Festival 2013: Dystopian and Urban Films Thanks for a Fabulous Summer! Stay Tuned for The Lunchbox Season! 2014 Summer 2014: Love-to-Do List Summer Books: Talking Heads and Sympathetic Wolves: Illustrating Aelfric’s Life of St. Edmund Film Fest Night One: Dark Passage and The Man Without a Body Dino S’mores! [With a Recipe for Super-Easy Dino Grahams] Tie-Dye Party! We “Art” Ability: Three Kids’ Drawing Exercises for the Non-Dominant Hand Pink Tea! Kashmiri Chai Tea, Hot & Iced, Popsicles, Greek Yogurt Popsicles, Ice Cream Pops, & Slice-Cream Cake Watch Unbreakable and Sample Peanut Butter Nutella “All Thumbs” Cookies Foot Painting! Painting with our Feet! Roasted Marshmallow Gelato [Crème Brulée Gelato] Summer Books: The Kids Illustrate Treasure Island: Free Associative Drawing with Audio Books Pirate Anatomy Posters Minecraft Creeper Cupcake Cake Family Film Fest Update Empty Your Pockets for these Souvenir Cookies: Lemon Icebox Fossil Cookies with Impressions of Your Beach Walk or Vacay Baubles 101 Things to Look for at the Art Museum, from A to Z [Free Printable] Kids DIY Stained Glass Window Clings Summer Peach Buttermilk Clafoutis [low-sugar, grain & gluten-free] The Kids Enjoy Two Evenings of Shakespeare in the Park Kids DIY Mini Glittery Pop Rocks Bath Bombs Summer Books: Sense and Sensibility Mad Libs [Free Printables] Going Crazy with Hair Chalk Summer Books: Kid-Drawn, “Modern” Sense and Sensibility Comics Three Surrealist Games for Kids FORTnight: Our Two-Week Campout Begins THE BEST Homemade Donuts, with a Vanilla or Chocolate Glaze and a Jam or Jelly Filling Summer Giving: Supporting the War Amps Champ Program Film Fest Wrap Up A Summer Instrument The Kids BBQ By Themselves: Grilled Corn with a Spicy Rub and Sweet Potato Coins with at Spicy Garlic Aioli Kid-Drawn “Cyborg Stories” End of Summer Blind Tasting Picnic Thanks! Summer Nights… 2015 Summer Love-To-Do List 2015 Three Super-Fun Ways to Prep the Kids for a Shakespeare Play [or Other Theatre] Summer at the Stratford Festival: Kids’ Theatre Reviews The Kids’ Summer Vacay Pics: Where to Eat, Shop, and Stay in Stratford, Ontario Free Printable Pixels Movie Party Invitations Summer of Awareness: Three Meditation Exercises for Kids and Families Inspired by Babar: Stuffed Animal Yoga Sketches for Kids Five Ways to Introduce Kids to a City’s Architecture DIY Pacman [or any shape] Piñatas Pin the Tail on the Donkey Kong [Free Printable Poster and Centipede “Tails”] Summer Books: What the Kids are Reading Easy Gorgeous Chocolate Covered Bananas Date Almond Smoothie Freezer Pops 101 Things to Look for at the Natural History Museum [Free Printable] Sweet and Spicy Fermented Pickles in a Mason Jar Backyard Campout Blowout Endless Summer Peach Almond Cake [Gluten and Sugar Free] Backyard Summer Film Fest 2015 : Our Family’s Picks Thanks for a Great Summer 2015 2016 Summer 2016 Love-to-Do List Elderflower Cake with St Germain Soak and Elderflower Mascarpone Frosting Return to Stratford… Kids Haiku Theatre Reviews from the Stratford Festival #sfhaiku Summer of Funner Family Film Fest 2016 : The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week One : Casablanca and To Have and Have Not Kids’ DIY Manga Selfies Fizzy Water Kefirs: Lime Cardamom, Lemon Lavendar and Strawberry Vanilla The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week Two : Do the Right Thing and 12 Angry Men DIY Poprocks? Try Our Sour Pink Lemonade Frizzantes Kids’ Summer Challenge : Learn Enough Guitar to Perform a Cover Song The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 3: Rear Window and Rashomon Shelfie Bookbag DIY Let’s Pong! Playing Ping Pong in Toronto’s Public Parks The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week Four: Kids’ Picks! The Last Starfighter and The Count of Monte Cristo Birthday Bombe Dot Com : DIY Ice Cream Piñata Cake Kids’ Battle Bot Design The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 5 : Fahrenheit 451 and The Manchurian Candidate Summer Books: What the Kids are Reading in 2016 Inspired by Farenheit 451 : Kids’ Wordless Comics DIY The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 6: Jaws and In the Heat of the Night The Joys of Keeping Score : The Kids Track the Jays v. Rays Kids’ Summer Challenge: Make a Short Film that Scares Us! The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 7: Jour de Fête and A Night at the Opera Lemon Ginger Marmalade with Champagne and Elderflower Surprise Sunrise Triathalon! Kids’ Yoga, Meditation, and Reading Challenge The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Week 8: Kings of Summer and Hope and Glory 10 Ways to Throw the Best Ever End of Summer Backyard Campout! The Best Summer Movies of All Time, Final Week: The Philadelphia Story and Follow the Fleet Thanks for one last, best Summer of Funner!