Week 5 - Play in Powerless Park

July 04 - 10

We use electricity every day. Sometimes we don’t realize we’re using electricity, but the best way to save electricity is to not use it at all! That’s why this week we’ll virtually visit Powerless Park. At Powerless Park, we can simply enjoy nature and the great outdoors without electronics. Take a look at these fun, electronic-free activities! Then, share photos of your sidewalk chalk or firework art with us at [email protected].

The supplies you’ll need this week are:

  • Flashlight
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • 2 sheets of black cardstock or heavy paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Crayons
  • 2 sheets of wax paper
  • Iron (with help from an adult)
  • Small towel
  • Glue
  • Washable finger paint
  • Large sheet of white paper
  • Toilet paper rolls (2 or more)
  • Glitter, stickers, or other small decorative pieces



Visit your local library and check out any of these great reads to learn more about outside activities:

  • Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures by Helen Skelton
  • Outdoor Crafts: Lots of Things to Make and Do Outside by DK
  • Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
  • Go Outside: Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventures by Nancy Blakey
  • Follow the Trail: A Young Person’s Guide to the Great Outdoors by Jessica Loy
  • A Girl’s Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnell
  • Wild Adventures by Mick Manning
  • Anna Banana: 1010 Jump Rope Rhymes by Joanna Cole
  • Over in the Pink House by Rebecca Dotlich
  • Hopscotch by Elizabeth Jaffe
  • How to do a Belly Flop and Other Tricks, Tips and Skills No Adult Will Teach you by Marc Nobleman
  • Boredom Blasters by Helaine Becker
  • Great Games by Sam Taggar
  • Love Your World: How to Take Care of the Plants, the Animals and the Planet by Dawn Sirett
  • Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams
  • 25 Fun Things to do Outside by Paul Mason
  • Hack Your Backyard: Discover a World of Outside Fun with Science Buddies by Niki Ahrens
  • Be an Animal Tracker by Emily Kington

Week 5 Check-in