It can be very tempting to throw all of your school supplies into the darkest corner of the deepest closet in the house the moment you walk in the door from the last day of school. We’ve looked at those tattered-and-torn backpacks full of crumpled loose leaf paper, stray markers and moldy lunch boxes for 9 straight months! Simply stated, we can’t be forced to “learn” anymore!
But what if learning during the summer could be FUN? Would you change your tune? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for waking up slightly later and I’ve been known to stay in my pajamas until lunchtime some days. But instead of spending our summer in front of the television or computer, we need to continue to explore and learn new things! Summer is the BEST time to challenge ourselves in fun, creative ways that aren’t typically allowed at school.
Well, if you are seeking ways to continue learning, look no further! Here is a compilation of (more than) 100 ways to keep learning this summer. All of these links were found via Pinterest (I LOVE Pinterest) and I’m sure you can find plenty more where these came from!
1. Create a Summer Notebook. Mama’s Learning Corner has some unbelievable great ideas when it comes to making notebooks, journaling, and creating altruistic writing activities for our youngsters.
2. 67 Ideas for Summer Learning. Wow! From marshmallow slingshots to solar ovens, this list is sure to keep you busy and entertained this summer!
3. Summer Learning Plans. This list includes simple yet important activities for our kids to continue doing throughout the summer months. Some outside-the-box ideas include doing a nature study, look for free summer programs at local businesses (such as the library or 4-H club), and using vacations to learn more information.
4. Summer Bingo Cards. This is, by far, one of my favorite summer learning ideas that I have found yet! Create BINGO cards, filling up each square with activities for your kiddo to do/learn. Definitely consider learning with Summer Bingo!
5. Create a Family Journal. This one is very sweet and extremely simple. At the end of every day, sit down as a family and journal the things you did – either separately or together as a unit – and use this time to work on writing.
I am going to continue to learn this summer…and I hope you do, too!