Splash Into Summer!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Ensure that learning continues up to the last day of school and beyond with these summery activities and lessons. Teach students how to play safe in the sun; encourage them to explore the outdoors; and get everyone excited to read all summer long.
Outdoor Fun and Games
Freshen your teaching with these easy-to-plan math activities from Instructor magazine.
Keep your students' skills sharp over the summer months with these five ideas that will encourage them to write all vacation long.
Teach your students how to play Chinese Tangrams, the Big Snake (a game from Ghana), and other fun games from around the world.
Children engage in educational activities related to Native American culture, including a guessing game and dream analysis.
Go outside and celebrate the end of the school year with these fabulous Field Day activities.
Pusa at aso means "cat and dog" in the Filipino language of Tagalog. This game is guaranteed to get students' blood pumping and teaches children how to work together to have fun.
Help your students develop concentration and quick reflexes with this fun physical activity that has its roots in ancient Greece.
Rainy Day Activities
Flashlight Tag, Subtraction Salute, Speed Racer, and four other fun ways to practice basic math
Keep kids learning all summer long with fun activities that span math, science, reading, and more.
Build word power with colorful ice pops, storytelling cubes, and more.
Students will use creative thinking and language skills to create a mock travel agency and share stories about their own travel experiences.
Students will enjoy creating trees and branches from tracings of their own arms and hands in this colorful activity for introducing a unit on the four seasons.
Give your students ownership of their summer enrichment plan by having them create their very own "bucket list" of personal and academic goals they want to accomplish by summer's end.
Create pretty pinwheels to take outdoors and colorful animal masks. Plus, three great end-of-year activities.
This activity fosters cooperative and dramatic play outdoors by challenging children to create a train from cardboard boxes.
Summer Reading: Motivating Readers
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Put the brakes on summer slide with these fun and free ways to motivate students to read all summer long.
Here are five classroom-tested strategies to set the stage for a fun-filled summer of reading.
Get kids excited about reading this summer with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and free teaching resources.
In this special celebration, we recommend books for every grade level, share facts about why summer reading is important, and more!
Make sure your students are eager to read all summer long! Students will create a cute bookworm that serves as both a bookmark and a reading log.
Summer Reading: Recommended Book Lists
Readers of all ages will find silly, gross, and just plain funny books to love.
Readers will learn about nature, the human body, world records, and more with these nonfiction books for readers of all ages and interests.
Inspire students of all ages with these fiction and nonfiction titles featuring smart, strong, or brave characters.
Readers will travel to into the past, explore dystopian societies, and more with these books that open new worlds.
Folk tales, fables, and myths feature fantastic characters for readers of all ages.
Readers will discover classic mystery series like Sherlock Holmes and Jigsaw Jones and newer ones like A Dog and His Girl and The 39 Clues.
Ten graphic novels and illustrated books that promise to draw in even the most reluctant reader
Books will fly off the shelf and straight into your students' hands when they watch these quick video booktalks and book trailers.
Health and Safety
Teach students how to safely spend time in the sun with this summer activity about sun and shadows.
We know that kids will be on the Internet this summer. Arm them with tips from the tech room to help them stay safe!
Teach your students safey rules for skating and biking during the summer.
Teach your students car and bus safety for this summer by making a cardboard vehicle and acting out safety rules.
In this activity from the Meet Your Vegetables lesson, students will sing a song about vegetables to learn what grows in a garden.
Give children time to explore the outdoors to foster emotional connections with nature and develop respect for the environment.
These lesson plans, crafts, and hands-on projects will help students discover the world of plants.
Lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes.
Children will expand their creative thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn about the concept of sinking and floating through making boats with various materials in this ready-to-use teaching idea.
Expand students' vocabulary and knowledge of birds, and build science skills by using tools and materials to gather information about birds in the environment.
These fun outdoor activities will help children build their analytical and creative-thinking skills. Plus, get tips for continuing the learning.