Prevent Summer Loss: Educational, Fun Ways to Sneak in Academics over the Summer!
- Play board games and cards that involve numbers, such as Monopoly, Rummy, and Yahtzee.
- Double a recipe and have your child make it or help make it by telling you the conversions.
- Cut a pie or other treat into pieces and identify the fractions, having your student make sure each person in your family gets his or her equal share.
- Play online math games like Dragonbox.
English Language Arts:
- Make a trip to the library for some books to read over break.
- Sit outside, under a tree reading your favorite books to each other.
- Play word games, such as Scrabble, Boggle, etc.
- Keep a journal writing in it each day (gratitude, summary of events, goals).
- Track the temperature for each day and make a graph.
- If you travel, keep a journal of the different climates, landscapes, etc.
- Keep a moon journal and record lunar activity.
- Do some experiments.
- Tryout some free coding sites online.
- Make a video of your grandparents telling their childhood memories. Interview them about how their lives were different when they were children.
- Create a family tree with regions where people are from/live.
- Do some research on your favorite historical event. Share it with someone!
- Make crafts, cookies, or gifts for others. Hand-made gifts are the best!
- Sing your favorite summer songs.
- Perform skits or play your instrument for your visiting family members.
- Go for a run, swim, or play in the sprinkler on a hot day.
- Walk through a neighborhood with a friend.
- Attend an open gym, fitness class and try something new.