At this point of the year, students dream of swimming, riding their bikes, and playing at the beach. While teachers are as well, nightmares are also creeping in. After the fantastic activities and lessons, there is so much fear that students will quickly forget everything over the next few months. Since teachers know how real summer learning loss is, they work hard to develop fun summer activities. Thankfully, this list of summer ideas will help students remember important content while still enjoying the break from school!
These are the perfect activities to integrate core math skills with writing and doodle art! Each activity even includes a fun summer theme to help increase engagement and interest.
Each math doodle focuses on a specific math rule or skill. Thankfully, there is a rule card to remind students what skill they are practicing. Students will make 20 equations by filling their grid. Then, they will look at the design chart to see how to decorate their picture. This includes dots, swirls, and other fun patterns. There are even fun writing activities and prompts to extend learning.
Math doodles are such fun summer activities! Since students are so creative, they will love working on equations as they get to decorate their pictures.
Hands-On Math Puzzles
When looking for summer ideas, this resource is the perfect solution! Students will love celebrating June with no-prep, hands-on, differentiated math activities.
This puzzle pack includes 4 seasonal self-checking math puzzles with 6 differentiated versions. So, teachers can decide which version to send home with each student. Or, they can assign based on summer learning classes. Students will then work on practicing core math skills. This includes addition, subtraction, mixed equations, doubles, and mixed doubles.
As students solve problems, they will cut apart their square pieces and glue them onto the matching answer. So, this means they will even find their own incorrect answers! There will be so much excitement seeing the picture come together.
As a bonus, there are Color by Number pages and journal writing sheets. Students will love working on fun activities with these summer ideas!
Seasonal STEM with Partner Plays
Parents planning fun summer ideas often look for engagement with other kids. Thankfully, this activity does exactly that while incorporating academics!
Specifically, there are 4 Partner Plays that focus on summer themes. So, siblings, classmates, and neighbors can team up and read the story. This also allows them to discover the problem for the characters. Then, they will combine their ideas and complete the STEM challenge to help solve the situation. There is even a STEM workbook to support students.
Whether looking for fun summer ideas in a summer learning setting or to send home, this list has many fantastic options! Children will have so much fun working on these summer activities that they won’t realize all the learning occurring. Best of all, students will enter the classroom in the fall ready to learn more!
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