Keep students reading, exploring, and learning during the summer break!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Learning shouldn't stop after the last day of the school year! Students engage with the natural world in outdoor games and science lessons, and practice math and language skills with indoor activities, crafts, and writing prompts. Get everyone excited about reading all summer long with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and curated book lists.
What Is Summer?
Students will learn about winter and summer through hands-on activities, including sorting summer and winter clothing.
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.
Go outside and celebrate the end of the school year with these fabulous Field Day activities.
Use the nine activities in this resource to explore and enjoy the summer weather.
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
Build word power with colorful ice pops, storytelling cubes, and more.
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.
Keep kids learning all summer long with fun activities that span math, science, reading, and more.
As children design this sandcastle glyph, they'll provide data about their beach experiences.
Sign up your students in grades K–8 for the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Students will read to be "Best in State"!
Put the brakes on summer slide with these fun and free ways to motivate students to read all summer long.
Get kids excited about reading this summer with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and free teaching resources.
Readers of all ages will find silly, gross, and just plain funny books to love.
Readers will travel to into the past, explore dystopian societies, and more with these books that open new worlds.
From hair-raising suspense to gut-busting laughter, find the perfect series to keep your students reading all summer long.
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.
Give children time to explore the outdoors to foster emotional connections with nature and develop respect for the environment.
Lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes.
This lesson plan offers ready-to-use teaching ideas in science, for mixed ages. Children will learn about light as they investigate how prisms create colors.
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.
Children will learn about the growth of weeds and which weeds are edible through observation, measuring, and recording information in this ready-to-use teaching idea for mixed ages.