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Battling Summer Boredom

July 8, 2016 3 Comments


Summer Boredom Pic

Summer vacations are tons of fun and adventure. But, how about all those days at home? No need to get bored! Here are some great ideas to keep your kids engaged, interested, and active!

summer activity a day

This first idea comes from They are offering a calendar of over 100 activities to battle summer boredom. Best of all, it is FREE! Click on the photo to learn more.

summer science

Your kids will LOVE these COOL experiments they can do outside in the summer.  From Chalk Rockets to Sand Volcanoes, your kids will have a blast! Visit Growing a Jeweled Rose to learn how.

water bottle craft

How about putting all those plastic water bottles to a creative use? All you need are some permanent markers, scissors, and plastic water bottles. For the instructions, click on the photo.


Summer Review Grade 2 cover

Do you know a child who has finish first grade and could use a quick yet effective way to keep their math and language arts skills fresh during the summer? Then this Summer Review Packet is the perfect choice. This packet includes the following skills:

* Telling Time
* Editing Sentences
* Days of the Week
* Counting Coins
* Sight Word Practice
* Alphabetical Order
* Compound Words
* Word Families
* Number Bonds
* Addition Facts
* Subtraction Facts
* Writing Sentences
* Word Problems
* Fractions
* Identifying Categories
* Fact Families
* Place Value Blocks
* 2 digit + 1 Digit Addition
* Number Sense

Click on the photo to see a 9 page preview of this resource.

For more ideas to keep your children learning through the summer I am joining with Kari at Click here for summer literacy ideas from other teacher bloggers.





Alison Monk

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  • berkowitzssusanberkowitz July 11, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Keeping kids busy all summer long isn’t easy. There are some fabulous ideas in this post. Thank you.
    I always focus on the language aspect of activities (as a SLP), so I always want to focus on kids telling me about what happened, what they did, whether they enjoyed it, what made it work, etc.
    Thanks for a fun post.

  • Deann Marin July 10, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Great science ideas to keep those brains working throughout the summer too.

  • Kathie Yonemura July 10, 2016 at 2:44 AM

    Love the summer calendar idea! Thanks for sharing!

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