Gift Guide: Summer Learning Activities

More often than not, I had kids at three different schools. That’s 3 sets of emails, different days off, multiple health and safety alerts, and a slew of grading notices from three schools. At one time, I had 1 kid in a public elementary school, 1 kid in a public high school, and 1 kid in a private high school. Phew! So I had to navigate 2 school systems with of course different days off. On top of all this, 1 school had no school bus service so I was in 2 or 3 complicated and stressful carpools simultaneously. I survived, but just barely.

Summer was a time of rest. Rest from the hustle and bustle of the school year. Rest from the chaos. We still had sports practices, swim meets, playdates, sleepovers, and tournaments, but we were nowhere near as busy.

As you can imagine, my kids LOVED summer…probably more than I did. Reading books. Playing outside. Swimming. Sleepovers. What is not to love?! But, I’m a parent so I had to dampen their fun a bit through summer learning activities. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Top 5 Summer Learning Activities:

  1. Summer Workbooks (I know, I know…but workbooks are a good way to reinforce math, reading comprehension, and more over the summer)Summer Bridge Activities (Bridging Grades 2 to 3)

  2. Electronic Circuit STEM Kits  Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Exploration Kit

  3. Arts and Craft KitsSkillmatics Foil Art & Craft Activity

  4. Summer Activity Books–Dot to Dot, Coloring, Mazes, Spot the Difference, Word Search, Count & Number Tracing ActivitiesSummer Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8 (Dot to Dot, Coloring, Mazes, Spot the Difference, Word Search, and Count & Number Tracing Activity)th

  5. STEM and Science KitsCreativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium Kit for Kids Educational Science Kids Ages 6-8+, Craft and STEM Projects

If you get one of these items, let me know!

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