5 Ways To Celebrate the Summer Solstice

5 Ways To Celebrate The Summer Solstice | Wonderkin

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice marks the official start of summer, as well as the longest day of the year.

With warmer temperatures and more hours of daylight, there’s ample opportunity to get outdoors, explore, and truly make the most of the season.

Here are five of our favorite ways to celebrate the summer solstice:


1. Create Sun Prints

Celebrate the long, sunny days by harnessing the power of the sun to create your own beautiful, one-of-a-kind nature art! This easy-to-use Sunprint Kit is featured in the Wonderkin Astronomy Box.


2. Read Books About Summer

Check out our list of Eight Great Books To Support Nature-Based Learning in June for some of our favorite seasonal titles!


3. Make Solar Oven S’Mores!

Building your own simple solar oven is a fun hands-on STEM activity that children of all ages are sure to enjoy. Once your oven is complete, harness the power of the sun to make solar oven s’mores! Follow these instructions for a complete step-by-step tutorial.

Shadow Tracing Investigation

4. Explore Some Sun Science!

Learn how the position of the sun affects shadows — and how the Earth’s rotation creates the illusion of the sun moving across the sky — with the shadow tracing investigation activity featured in the Wonderkin Astronomy Box.

Sun Tea

5. Brew Sun Tea

Take advantage of the strong, bright sunshine to brew up some of your own herbal sun tea. It’s a simple and fun way to celebrate the season - just follow these instructions!


Want to keep the learning and exploration going?

Shop our collection of themed activity kits to find the perfect supplement to your summer solstice celebration!