Summer break can be a great way to recharge and relax after a school year full of work. We’ve compiled a list of several ideas you and your learner can participate in this summer!
1. Spend time reading.
Summer is a great opportunity to work on your learners’ reading skills by reading with each other. You can also use different websites and apps to assist.
- For a small fee, Epic will provide your kids with unlimited access to 35,000 books and videos over the summer.
- ABCYa provides a variety of educational games and activities.
- Starfall has a host of activities for kids in grades TK-3.
- Storyline Online reads stories aloud by great actors.
- Celebrate summer reading with the Barnes and Noble Book Reading Program!
- Check with your local library about summer reading programs!
2. Stick to a schedule.
If your school year is structured with a specific schedule, structuring your summer with a similar flow can make for an easier transition back to school again in the fall.
3. Kidsbowlfree.com offers your children the opportunity to bowl for FREE all summer long! Each day, every child gets two free games. Visit their website to find the nearest participating bowling alley near you!
4. Planet Fitness welcomes high school teens ages 15 – 18 to work out at any of its more than 1,800 locations throughout the United States for free all summer long as much as they want! This offer is available from May 15, 2019, to September 1, 2019!
5. Other Fun Activities
–Build a fort or tent. Take an afternoon and push your couches close together. Drape them with blankets or sheets and eat a snack or play a game under your fort or tent!
–Play hide and seek in the dark. Blackout your windows and prep areas that may be hazardous. It certainly makes for great entertainment.
-Make milk carton boats. Shape an old milk carton into a boat. You can even paint it and stick a toothpick in it with a taped flag! Test it out by putting it in water in the sink or bath. Does it float? If not, your kids can brainstorm ways to fix it.
–Complete a puzzle together. This can be a wonderful time to bond with your kids and work together to solve a puzzle.When searching for the right puzzle, look for the correct age group, as there are specific difficulty levels out there!
-Write in shaving cream. This may get messy, but what a fun way to write! If you’re prepared for the mess, have your kids practice their ABCs.
–Paint rocks. Have fun painting faces or designs on rocks with your kids. You could use these as door stoppers or paper weights!
–Balloon tennis. Using paper plates, paint stirrers, and air-blown balloons, you can easily make this fun summer kids’ activity for the outside. You could also play this inside since they are hitting a balloon!
-Homemade water blob. Using plastic sheeting and duct tape, create your very own water blob!
–Squirt gun water painting. With watercolor paper, watercolors, an easel, and a squirt gun, painting is made fun!
-Glow in the dark mason jar. You can make believe with this glow-in-the-dark jar! You can capture fairies or even use it as a night light. The results are radiant!
-Dig for fossils. This activity involves preparation, but the fun your kids will have is a lasting effect. Bury different items in dirt-filled shoeboxes and have your kids discover different items!
-Egg drop. Obtain a set of eggs you don’t mind wasting and have your kids come up with inventive ways to secure and protect an egg so that when you drop it from a window, it does not break. This can include placing the egg inside a shoebox filled with foam, or any other creative method out there.
-Make a video. Take the family video camera and have your kids video record the summer-y nature outside with commentary, conduct talk shows outside, or be actors and actresses. It can be an amusing memory to look back on one day.
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