Poppy & Posie's Guide to having a Wonderful, Colorful Summer! | Summer Ideas for Kids | Activities, Music, Printables & More!

July 16, 2019

 

A letter to you from Poppy & Posie:

 

Dear Blossom Friend,

 

Summer is in full bloom here in Blossom Town! Beneath the bright blue sky, friends laugh and play in Primrose Park, smiling faces fill up every street, and summer flowers grow all around. Everywhere you go, there is fun and a friend to be found.

 

Summer is one of our favorite seasons because it's all about getting outside, being active, and making memories with family and friends. Since school got out in June, we have been celebrating the special spirit of summer by having lots of wonderful, colorful fun. This week, we stopped by Blossom Town Beach to splash in the waves and enjoy the beautiful sunset. While we were there, we also filmed our music video for "Silly Lily," our newest original song! Come sing and dance along by clicking here.

 

As summer continues to bloom around us, we wanted to share some of our favorite summer activities with you, to inspire the most, wonderful, colorful summer for you and your family and friends. Take a look at the wonderful, colorful summer ideas below and let us know how you like to celebrate the summer sending us a message here.

 

Always remember . . . you are BLOSSOM!

 

Love,

 

🌸Poppy & Posie 🌸

 

 

Sing and Dance Along to "Silly Lily" and Poppy & Posie's other Songs

 

 

Poppy & Posie's original songs are the perfect way to celebrate the summer through music and movement. The Blossom Sisters' newest hit, "Silly Lily," is an upbeat, interactive song with fun choreography that is specially designed to get your little one active and moving. Sing and dance along to their engaging music video by clicking, here. Inspired by the spirit of this special season, "Silly Lily"  will introduce your little one to two new instruments, the ukulele and the tambourine, to cultivate an understanding and appreciation for music. So gather your family and friends, and get silly with Poppy & Posie this summer by clicking here. Make sure to subscribe to their channel while you're there to be notified of every new song they release.

 

Have a Blossom Picnic

 

In Poppy & Posie's music video, "Silly Lily," the Blossom Sisters stop by Primrose Park for a special summer picnic. A picnic is a great way to spend time with family and friends over the summer as you share summer treats under a bright summer sky. Make your picnic BLOSSOM by bringing along some of Poppy & Posie's favorite colorful snacks and sharing them with those you love.

 

  • Cupcake Bouquet: Bake and decorate cupcakes as well as arrange them into a beautiful bouquet to take along to your Blossom summer picnic. To make bringing your bouquet to your picnic a little easier, we recommend assembling the bouquet at your picnic destination, or simply arranging them on a tray to create a "garden" of cupcakes.

  • Poppy & Posie-Corn: Make a big bowl of popcorn and add your favorite pink, blue, and red candies (i.e. M&M's, sprinkles, mashmallows) to turn a plain bowl of popcorn into a vibrant bowl of Poppy & Posie-Corn!

  • Wonderful, Colorful Fruit Cups: Collect fruits of every color of the rainbow, chop them all up into bite-sized pieces, and distribute it all into individual clear glasses. Then, top each one off with a dollop of whip cream and enjoy!

  • Rainbow Veggies: Inspire a love of healthy eating through a rainbow vegetable spread. Arrange colorful veggies side by side on a platter in the order of the colors of the rainbow. For example: Red peppers, carrots, yellow peppers, broccoli/celery, purple cauliflower.

  • Flower Pretzels: With just pretzels, chocolate, and rainbow-colored M&Ms you can make a delicious and colorful snack! All you have to do is melt round pieces of chocolate on square pretzels then place the M&Ms into the melted chocolate to create flower designs. Wait for the chocolate to cool before eating!

Throw a Blossom Birthday Party

 

 

Summer is the season of birthdays! Throw a BLOSSOM birthday party inspired by Poppy & Posie and their award-winning book, "The Blossom Shoppe," with the help of Poppy & Posie's special Blossom Birthday Guide. This free, printable guide is filled with fun party ideas from activities, to snacks, and even beautiful decorations that will turn your home into the Blossom Shoppe. Click here to download Poppy & Posie's Blossom Birthday Guide.

 

Have a Nature Scavenger Hunt

 

One of Poppy & Posie’s favorite things to do during the summer is get outside and explore the wonderful, colorful world. There is so much to discover everywhere you look! It’s almost like . . . a scavenger hunt!! This

 summer, go on a special adventure with the help of Poppy & Posie’s Nature Scavenger Hunt printable activity! This free, printable activity will inspire your little one to spend time outside as well as cultivate curiosity and a lifelong love of nature. As you wander under the blue summer skies with family and friends by your side, check off everything you find. Make sure to take lots of pictures and share them on social media using the hashtag  #WonderfulColorfulSummer so Poppy & Posie can see what wondrous treasures you discover! Click here to download and print Poppy & Posie's Nature Scavenger Hunt.

 

 

Grow a Summer Garden of Kindness

 

 

Encourage kindness this summer with Poppy & Posie's Garden of Kindness Activity. This free, printable activity allows your little one to grow a garden full of beautiful flowers of kindness that are grown by doing something kind each day. By being kind to others, we bring happiness to those around us, ourselves, and in turn, make the world a kinder, more wonderful, colorful place! Cultivate kindness in your little one this summer by downloading and printing this enriching activity here. To download and print Poppy & Posie's other educational and inspiring activities, click here.

 

 

Host a BLOSSOM Book Club

 

 

Reading is a great activity to engage your children in over the summer, for it benefits little ones long after the summer ends. Host a BLOSSOM book club this summer inspired by Poppy & Posie's award-winning picture book, "The Blossom Shoppe," by following Poppy & Posie's special summer reading guide, which combines reading with a variety of fun and enriching book-based media and activities. 

 

 In support of its mission to cultivate kindness, creativity, and a lifelong love of reading, The Blossom Company has taken Poppy & Posie's award-winning book off of the page through music, enriching activities, as well as Poppy & Posie's internationally-acclaimed YouTube series, allowing your little one to connect to reading in a whole new way. Click here to find Poppy & Posie's summer reading guide, designed to inspire a wonderful, colorful summer of reading, learning, and growth.

 

Be a Part of Poppy & Posie's Show

 

With each meaningful topic that Poppy & Posie address in their songs and show episodes, they give Blossom Kids from around the world the opportunity to join in the conversation and express themselves creatively through the creation of videos that involve collaborating with family and friends, directing, performing, and building up the confidence to share their one-of-a-kind talents with the world! Have your little one become a part of their show this summer by clicking here and submitting to be a part of Poppy & Posie's next episode. 

 

 

Join Poppy & Posie's #IAMBLOSSOM Campaign

 

 

In the story of "The Blossom Shoppe", Poppy & Posie learn about the amazing things that can happen when we have the courage to let our true colors shine. Now, Poppy & Posie inspire Blossom Kids from all around the world to do the same through their #IAMBLOSSOM Campaign. Not only is this special campaign a great book-based activity, it will give your little one the opportunity to share and celebrate their one-of-a-kind talents and capabilities over the summer to cultivate confidence to be carried with them into each school-year and beyond.

 

 

Become Poppy & Posie's Penpal

 

 

Let Poppy & Posie know how your wonderful, colorful summer is going  

by sending a message straight to the Blossom Shoppe! Share photos of your completed crafts, videos of you singing and dancing along to their songs, a message telling them your favorite part of their story, or even just a note to say hello! Why not even become Poppy & Posie's summer penpal?! Your little one will love getting to send a message to the main characters of "The Blossom Shoppe" through this one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage with storybook characters one-on-one. Click here to send the Blossom Sisters a note!

 

Have a Blossom Summer! 🌸

Caroline & Katherine Brickley

Sisters and Co-Founders of The Blossom Company

Quick Links:

 

Poppy & Posie's YouTube Show

 

"Silly Lily" Music Video - Poppy & Posie's New Summer Song

 

Poppy & Posie's Music

 

"The Blossom Shoppe" - Poppy & Posie's Award-Winning Book

 

Poppy & Posie's Printable Activities

 

 

Be in Poppy & Posie's Show

 

Poppy & Posie's #IAMBLOSSOM Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Blossom Shoppe and Poppy and Posie Blossom are used with permission from The Blossom Company. Text ©2016. Illustrations ©2016. All rights reserved. Based on the book, written by Katherine Brickley and Caroline Brickley. Illustrated by Joanie Stone.

© 2016 by The Blossom Company.