My favorite season of the year is summer🌞. Since school was out for the year, there was no longer a mad dash to get the kids to after-school activities in the mornings.
At least until the children start bugging me to go outside every day or the guilt of spending too much time in front of the screen becomes heavy on my conscience, the smell of being free is in the air.
This free list of entertaining activities is perfect to place on the fridge if you’re preparing for summer with kids. It will serve as a reminder for them to think of something to do the next time they feel bored or uninspired.
Summer Activities for Toddlers
You have little kids in your home with whom you want to spend your summer ☀️ time. Right?
Keep in mind that kids don’t need sophisticated activities to have fun when planning summertime events for toddlers.
Toddlers don’t require a lot of frills; they need activities that are simple, straightforward, and open-ended. Have a look 👀 at these activities for your cute 😍 daughter.
Create a sidewalk word ladder
With a chalk letter ladder, you may improve your reading and spelling abilities while having fun outside. Have your youngster begin at the bottom of the ladder and write a word for each blank slot. 😃
Turn around and climb the ladder backward after he or she gets to the top. By replacing the words with letters, counting practice can also be accomplished.
Count with Ice cream
Add something kids enjoy, like ice cream, to maths to make it more enjoyable! To begin, gather a variety of colored tiny pom-poms and make numbered paper triangles.
Allow your youngster to count while they stack “ice cream scoops” onto each cone in accordance with its number. ✌️
Once your youngster has mastered calculating, you may also practice recognizing colors and creating patterns.
Flower Ice Cubes
With these floral ice cubes, any year-end class celebration will seem more elegant. By placing these vibrant flowers in your children’s glasses, you may adorn their drinks.
They can select their favorite color and even match it to the color of their beverage.🧊
Sink or float
Make a fun water activity scientific by adding some science. Water should be added to a water table and even a big bucket.
After that, have your kids get a few items from around the residence and talk about what will float or sink and why.
Count the dive sticks
Make sure to include maths on all of your pool visits! When they are small, your kids’ favorite swimming sport will be to toss dive sticks into the water, where they would locate them and return them home with me.🥢
In these few summers, rock 🗿 painting has gained a lot of popularity, and there are many adorable ideas with ladybirds, bumblebees, and other forms of art and the natural world.
You can either find yourself some rocks or choose from a variety of rock painting kits.
traveling to the beach? Gather some seashells to carry back home. You might already have a collection of seashells in your house that you’re not sure what to do with. Or you could buy a variety of seashells.🏖
Before you go, get a tape measure and measure things in the park. Kids adore using tools! Measure several items in the park with the tape measure, then contrast the lengths.
Throw some magnetized, block and or foam letters into the sandbox (those you are okay with getting a little muddy with). Sand molds in the shape of letters are another option for the sandbox.
Then, exhort your kids to locate the letters, give them names, and arrange them in the correct order.🌅
Make a word-building kit
A metal lunchbox, letters fridge magnets, and large craft poles with magnetic strips on the back can all be used to create a word-building kit. Depending on your child’s level of expertise, write another term on each stick. 🏯
Facts to remember
You may make these words simple or more difficult. Have your youngster pick a word stick, set it on the box’s open lid area, and use the magnetic letters to write the word. As your child spells each word, have him or her read it out.🎠
Practice letters and spelling with an outdoor alphabet match
Write alphabetically on the sidewalk with chalk and some plastic letters that you have collected. Request that your youngster match each plastic letter to its corresponding chalk counterpart.
Write some words and ask slightly older children to identify the plastic digits of each. To add a bit more excitement, fill up a kid’s pool and encourage your kid to fish the letters out with a net! 🥂
To add a little fun, fill up a pool for kids and challenge your youngster to fish the letters out using a net.
Summer Activities for Preschoolers
These engaging summer activities for preschoolers will help youngsters develop their fundamental reading, numeracy, research, and art abilities while providing them with lots of chances to enjoy the season in all its vibrant splendor.
If they aren’t used, sight words may prove difficult to recall throughout the summer. Hang note cards with your child’s sight words on them in the house, in the yard, or in a tent.
After that, after dusk, give them a torch and ask them to use it to illuminate the words before reading them to you. Make it a test to discover ALL the words before it becomes dark!
Make a visual narrative of your summertime travels! Consider giving your kids a video camera (perhaps even a throwaway camera), depending on their age, and let them choose what to record.
However, if you’d prefer to be the one taking pictures, let them inform you what to take pictures of. 🧿
Go to the grocery store together
I am aware that taking kids to the grocery shop might be difficult. However, these vacations can teach your kids SO much.
Give them the list and ask them to assist you in putting the groceries in the cart as you cross items off as you go.
Consider allowing them to record the cost of the item while maintaining track of the total they anticipate paying in the end.
Visit the library
Visit your neighborhood library and extend your visit by establishing or taking part in a reading competition!
Make sure to find out if there are any summer reading challenges or programs for kids at your local library.🏚
Sight word hopscotch
Create a basic hopscotch activity on the pavement with sidewalk chalk. Sight words should be used to fill the boxes rather than numbers. Then, as they jump to the sight words, have your kids read them.🎲
At the start of the summer, give your kids a journal and tell them to set aside 10 to 20 minutes every day for journaling.
Though they may appear a little hesitant at first, kids will become used to it towards the end of summertime and will be happy to have a location to put their opinions and concepts.
Get a Head start on next year
Request a list of the words that are visible for the forthcoming school year from your children’s instructors.
Getting a head start on next year’s vocabulary over the summer months is a terrific idea if your kids have learned all of the words that are visible for this year’s school year.🃏♟️
Build vocabulary with Word jar
Make a word jar with your child to help them with their vocabulary development. Paper scraps with various words written on them should be placed in a jar.
Allow your child to select a word out of the jar each day, then ask them to describe it. Encourage your child to utilize the word throughout the day in conversation.🌺
Write a book
Encourage your kids to become writers! Children are encouraged to use higher-order thinking abilities while writing a book since it allows them to be imaginative and creative. Let your kids choose the theme, cast, and location.
Encourage them in the beginning, and middle, and to have a conclusion to their story as some guideline.🎰
Create a garden, a few blossom seeds, or anything else you choose! Allow your youngster to put a few plants in a container if you don’t have enough room to grow a garden in the backyard. Kids can easily grow a variety of plants and herbs.🌿🌴
Children may learn about fire safety and collaboration while having a blast building a campfire as part of their summer school program. As a group, teach the students how to build a campfire, cook marshmallows, and tell stories.
They will learn vital survival skills from this practical experience, which will also help them make lifelong memories.♨️
What could be more fun for youngsters than making slime and getting their hands messy? This visual activity is both a fun and educational summer school project for youngsters.
As kids mix and shape their original slime creations, they can experiment with various colors, textures, and additives. It will definitely keep them interested and entertained while they are in summer ☀️ school.🚃
During summer school, hiking is a fantastic method to incorporate physical activity and exploration.
Bring the youngsters along on thrilling treks through local parks or nature trails. They can get some exercise while taking in the surrounding flora and fauna.
Kids can enjoy hiking as a summer school activity that encourages a love of the great outdoors and ecological understanding.
DIY Lava Lamp
Crafting DIY lava lamps can turn a summer school project into something very memorable. Children can see fascinating bubbling colors while studying science and chemical processes.
Making lava lamps is a great summer school activity for youngsters since it encourages investigation via hands-on play and fosters a love of science.
Learning to play instruments
Offering summer school music lessons is a great way to get students interested in music. Kids can try several instruments and uncover their musical skills during this enjoyable summer school session.
Playing an instrument stimulates creativity, improves cognitive functioning, and develops a lifetime love of music.
Volcano Science Experiment
Make a volcano to involve kids in an exciting scientific project. With the aid of sodium bicarbonate, vinegar, along with a volcano model, they may observe an intriguing chemical process.
This practical exercise explains scientific ideas and arouses interest. These enjoyable summer school-related events for kids make learning fun! 😀
DIY Solar Oven
Have a delightful summer school activity while educating children about sustainable energy.
Make a DIY solar oven out of a box made of cardboard and aluminum foil, as well as let them use the sun’s energy to melt marshmallows or bake cookies.
These delightful summer school-related events for kids mix science with delectable delicacies to make learning fun.
Teach baking to kids over the summer break from school. This exercise improves their maths and reading abilities while allowing them to make delectable goodies.
It involves measuring items and following recipes. Baking encourages creativity, collaboration, and self-assurance in the kitchen. It is a fun activity for youngsters to do throughout the summer. Allow them to develop their culinary skills!🗼
Real-world Tally Marks
Through engaging activities, explain tally marks to children. Use examples from the actual world, such as estimating the total amount of birds or vehicles that pass by.
Tally markings are a fun way for kids to practice counting and data display during the summer. Make learning enjoyable by using this practical method.
Geocaching is a contemporary outdoor activity that combines exploration and navigation. Go on an asset hunt. Kids can look for hidden caches nearby using a global positioning system (GPS) or smartphone app.
This practice promotes analytical thinking, problem-solving, and appreciation of the outdoors. Geocaching and other entertaining summer school-related events for youngsters encourage cooperation and a spirit of exploration.
Aquatic Noodle Olympics
Have an aquatic Olympics wherein kids may compete in a variety of entertaining games and challenges.
This summer school event promotes vigorous exercise, collaboration, and friendly competition with relay races and balance exercises. This and other such summer class activities foster good sportsmanship and humor.💈
Marshmallow 3D Shapes
By combining marshmallows and toothpicks to construct 3D forms, you can introduce kids to geometry.
They can visualize and create shapes like cubes, pyramids, and prisms thanks to this practical activity. Kids’ 3D shape-based summer school activities improve their sense of location and critical thinking abilities.
Building a Birdhouse
Build birdhouses to combine your woodworking abilities with your love of the outdoors. Kids may build a safe habitat for birds while learning the fundamentals of carpentry.
Building a birdhouse is a great summer school project that encourages innovation, problem-solving, and an appreciation for wildlife protection.🖼🎋
DIY friendship Bracelets
DIY friendship bracelets can foster creativity and friendship. Give them vibrant threads and instruct them in a variety of bracelet-making methods.
Such kid-friendly summer class suggestions foster social relationships, self-expression, and fine motor abilities. Let children proudly display their original bracelets and value the connections they make.
Enroll your child in summer workouts to get them moving and active. Offer a range of outdoor activities like swimming, basketball, and football.
These activities foster sportsmanship, physical fitness, and teamwork. Sports-related summer school session ideas aid in your child’s development of vital motor skills and active life.
Water Balloon RingToss
Play an exciting game of water balloon ring throw to beat the summer heat. Challenge kids to aim and lob water balloons via the rings by setting up objectives.
This outdoor exercise enhances motor abilities, teamwork, and coordination of the hands and eyes. Water balloon ring throw is one of the summer school lesson plans that makes the classroom fun and energetic.🎃🎊
Engage your youngster in indoor sports lessons in times when outdoor pursuits are not feasible. Basketball, yoga, and indoor football are a few possibilities. These exercises encourage balance, focus, and physical health.
The incorporation of sports inside into summer school lesson plans makes sure that learning goes on even when it’s raining.
Popsicle Sticks Catapults
Constructing their own catapults out of popsicle sticks, let the kids express their creativity. They are able to experiment with various designs and launch miniature items while learning about physical science and engineering practically.
They are able to solve problems while having a tonne of fun and excitement with this exercise. Catapults made out of popsicle sticks are a great complement to engaging summer school lessons.🎳🥏
Teach the pupils how to produce colorful yarn bracelets to involve them in a creative and enjoyable exercise. They can pick up various knotting methods and make unique items.
Along with improving their fine motor abilities, this activity also promotes imagination and self-expression. One of the distinctive and cost-free summer school activities is knitting yarn bracelets.
Design Water Filter
Encourage kids to create a water filter as a way of teaching them about environmental sustainability. To build a filtration system, they can utilize inexpensive components like sand, gravel, as well as activated charcoal.
They learn about science, engineering, plus preserving water through this practice. An interesting and educational summer school project is designing a water filter.🥅🧸
Create a challenging obstacle course that the kids can navigate. They are able to climb through ropes, clear obstacles, and balance on poles. Make them run through balloons or water to add to the pleasure.
Physical fitness, cooperation, and problem-solving abilities are all enhanced by this practice. Your summer school program ideas will have a sense of adventure if you create an obstacle course.
Set up an exciting relay race where kids can compete in groups. This sport encourages cooperation, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
The relay race can be customized with various jobs or carrying weight requirements. Relay competitions are a time-honored and spirited complement to entertaining summer lesson plans.🎭
Make a solar light
By helping them to make their own solar-powered lights, you may introduce kids to the wonders of solar energy.
With the aid of solar energy, LEDs, and rechargeable batteries, they can put together basic circuits.
This activity increases their knowledge of sources of clean energy and sparks their enthusiasm for environmentally friendly technology. Making a light from the sun is a creative and scientific activity for summer school.
Color changing Dough
Playdough that changes color is a great way to engage students’ imaginations while teaching them about chemical processes.
Making their playdough at home with basic ingredients and adding coloring agents like thermochromic color🔮
Making Bubble Solution
Making your bubble 😌 mixture is a fun pastime for kids that inspires curiosity and joy. Mix water, dishwasher soap, and a tiny bit of glycerin to create the solution.
To make bubble wands, demonstrate to the children how to use pipe whips or plastic straws. Blowing bubbles will be a lot of fun for them, and they’ll like seeing their vibrant creations fly in the air.
By creating their suncatchers, allow the pupils to express their creative side. Give them a range of materials, including tissue paper, sparkles, and beads, as well as wax paper or translucent plastic sheets. Demonstrate to them where to cut out shapes and place the supplies on the plastic.🎁
Students should take advantage of summer school to research online learning resources. Offer a range of engaging online courses that are catered to their interests, including coding, painting, or storytelling. ✨️🎐
Thing to remember
Give them the tools they need, mentor them through the education process, and promote autonomous inquiry and skill growth.
Flower Ice Cubes
Add vibrant flowers to transform plain ice cubes into lovely sculptures. Show the children how to add water and tiny edible flowers or petals from flowers to ice cube trays.
They may utilize the floral ice cubes to dress up their summertime beverages once they are frozen. This activity blends originality with a novel twist.🎄🎃
By giving your pupils knitting needles and vibrant yarn, you may introduce them to the craft of knitting. As they make easy crafts like scarves or coasters, assist them by demonstrating the fundamental knitting stitches.
Knitting fosters a sense of achievement while assisting in the development of their fine-motor capabilities, patience, and attention.
A handprint craft project can foster individuality and inventiveness. Give the students some paint and paper, then demonstrate to them how to make beautiful handprint artwork by dipping their hands into the paint.
Their handprints can be transformed into many imaginative creations, like creatures, flowers, and other objects. This exercise highlights the uniqueness and creates a lasting memento.
Pendulum painting can help pupils unleash their inner creatives. Set up a huge canvas or piece of paper outside, then suspend a paint bottle from a branch or other structure.
By swinging the paint container like a pendulum, demonstrate to them how to let go of the paint. The paint will splatter over the canvas in distinct patterns as it swings.
This activity is a fascinating fusion of art and science.
This summer, how about developing your perception of space and sense of geometry? Tangrams assist in developing math abilities and an intuitive understanding of shapes.
Now that you have large tangram pieces in your possession, you may introduce pupils to some fun geometry. Learners would do everything possible to produce the finished tangram puzzle image.🪁
The drawing lesson you give to your creative students will excite them to learn how to draw cartoons.
Your inventive middle school kids can create multi-panel comics, which they may then present to the class. The level of this activity might range from beginning to advanced.🎎
Marbella Flower Pot Painting
Making marbled flower pots is an imaginative summer activity for your little learner.
You can incorporate this exercise into your art lessons for pupils or your summer art camp. Your kids can decorate their plants with lovely patterns.
Make Your Ice Cream
This summer, keeping cool by teaching youngsters how to create their flavors of ice cream is a great and instructive activity.
They won’t think it’s possible to create homemade ice cream! You could even go one step further and host an ice cream dessert party including their preferred toppings.🍦
Go on a word hunt
Your child’s reading, as well as counting skills, are both improved through this practice. Make a list of terms by writing each one on an adhesive note.
Place each sticky note in a different part of the house. Assist your youngster in using a vocabulary list to look up the most of the words as possible.🌷
Ask your child to read a word aloud each time they discover one. When your child has located every word, have him or her read the passages again and note the number of each word they discovered.
Summer Activities for Kindergarteners
You might be thinking about how you’re going to maintain your young children’s amusement throughout the summer when they have a lot of free time.
With this collection of enjoyable Summer Activities for kindergartens, you may enjoy this summer time with your kids happily!🍩
Build matching and math skills with giant dice
Draw dots, letters, or various forms on each side of a square Kleenex box as you wrap it in paper. Write or sketch each of the products you put on the die on a separate sheet of paper.
How to play
Your youngster should roll the die, locate the corresponding item on the set of items, and mark it off. With two dice, you may make a math game for older kids by having them add, subtract, or multiply the numbers every time when the dice are tossed.🧁🍦
Puddle Jump to better math skills
Blue construction paper can be used to cut out various puddle shapes. Each “puddle” should have a different number written on it.
Encourage your youngster to leap from each puddle to the next while counting aloud. Next, reverse the same action.
For older kids, have them add, divide, multiply, or subtract figures and then jump into the puddle when they have the right answer. An added benefit of this activity is that it gets your toddler moving!😌
Play An outdoor memory game
With this enormous outdoor sheet plate memory game, you may practice words, math problems, pairing, and more.
Draw pictures on the paper plates you have available. Depending on what you want to rehearse with your child, these could be words, colors, designs, or figures.
Facts to remember
To have a pair, make sure to draw a pair of each object. Ask your kid to find the lighters while you spread the dishes out with their faces down on the grass.👍
Decode secret messages with math
By composing a coded message for your child to decipher in order to read it, you can aid with their maths development. Decide on your message first, and then provide a number for every letter of it.
Make mathematical formulas that correspond to the solutions required to expose the message. Then, make a list of all the letters in the alphabet that your child will need to use to decipher the message.🌿
Turn a card game into practice
Use a set of Uno cards to review your times’ tables, mental math, and basic mathematical equations. Put a sheet of paper that has an addition, removal, or multiplier symbol in between each pair of piles as you divide the deck into two.
Your youngster should solve the problem that emerges by turning over one of the cards from every deck.🍀
By modifying this practice for your child’s grade level and introducing more difficult terms each week, you may help your child develop vocabulary abilities.🌻
Play summer reading Bingo
Create BINGO reading sheets to motivate your youngster to read during the summertime. First, assist your youngster in making a list of summer reading.
Then, use a free-to-play bingo game to make a bingo sheet by writing a distinct reading objective on each spot.
You can set major objectives like finishing a book or little ones like reading for 15 minutes today. Cross off each accomplishment your child makes on the chart.🍃
This is my favorite of ALL TIME! Every scavenger hunt is always a hit with kids (and adults)! You can design your scavenger hunt or use the Summertime Scavenger Hunt we made for you. Give them a clipboard plus a magnifying glass, and they’ll feel like sleuths.
It also encourages them to read the scavenger hunt instructions and to use their knowledge of letters and sounds from school.🏢
This summer, think about going to a museum of art, science, or history. Encourage your kids to visit the museum and pick three things they like, then write or draw about them when they get home. Give them a notebook and pencil so they can take notes throughout the museum.🏪
Did you understand that a lot of regional museums feature kid-friendly activities on their websites, some of which are printable? Look out the website for inspiration before visiting the museum in your area.
Visit a zoo
In the summer, many families visit the zoo but think about including mathematics and reading activities while there.
Give your kids an extensive list of animals to tick off as they come across each one. Next, ask your kids to count all the animals they notice or to draw their favorite animal.🎪
Drive a car
Gather some pencils and notebooks, then pile them in the car 🚘 . Drive while encouraging your kids to observe their environment and the things you pass. Ask them to sketch or write about what they notice. Or simply discuss it!
Write the house
Writing a Room is a very well-liked in-class activity. Of course, you may use this project to have the pleasure this summer by changing it to Write the House!🏕
Make a book box
Make a book box out of any cardboard or shoebox by cutting it to the right size and letting your kids decorate it. Your kids will take control of this book box, which will make reading more enjoyable for them.
Make sure it is a size that your kids can carry by themselves. They can then choose a comfortable reading area anywhere they like, whether it be outside inside a treehouse, on a mattress, in a tent, etc.🍁
It’s a good idea to set up an item or desk area for your kids because there will be days when it’s too hot or rainy to go outside. However, it does not need to be elaborate.
Even simply the supply pack of crayons, markers, markers, a pair of scissors, rs, and glue will do. They can gather their school supplies, settle into their desk, and enjoy the summer activity packet.🌼
Sort with stickers
Your youngster can practice recognizing and categorizing colors by matching stickers to contrasting pieces of paper.
By having your child count the stickers on each sheet of paper, you may incorporate calculating into this exercise.
Using stickers of various colors, sizes, and forms and organizing them based on these characteristics is another way to change it up.
Family drawing Day
Children enjoy drawing, but everything works more enjoyable when you have a friend or two. Have you ever attempted to draw as a family while seated at a table?
The older kids will educate and mentor the younger ones, and younger kids will learn through the older ones.
Students have a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of summer school by participating in enjoyable and instructive programs.
We can give children an interesting summer learning experience by including a variety of activities, allowing them to develop a variety of abilities while having fun. 😜
Their summer school experience will be filled with a spirit of development, imagination, and amazing adventures as a result.🙂🙃
I’m a former teacher with a background in child development and a passion for creating engaging and educational activities for children. I strongly understand child development and know how to create activities to help children learn and grow. Spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and volunteering in my community.