Here’s a list of fun camping activities for kids! These will help keep kids busy on your family camping trip or a fun backyard camping night. I have included camping activities, crafts, things to do around the campfire, and great camping books to read. I hope these activities will make your camping experience packed full of creativity, laughter, and a whole lot of fun! Happy camping :)
Summer is the time where I like to go back and update some of my older Tpt resources! Some of them just need fresh designs with newer clip art and fonts, but most of the time I add even more activities. It’s very time consuming, but it feels so good when I’m done! You can see the before and after images of the covers below. Can you tell I went through a chalkboard phase? :)
Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. If you’re new, well now you know! This summer goals list is to keep myself accountable, but maybe you’ll like some of these ideas too for yourself. What are your summer goals? :)
Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. I use my google calendar and spread …
Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.
1. Write about summer with your five senses.
2. Describe how to make a sand castle.
3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …
This FREE summer reading bingo will encourage students to read all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read at a park, and many more! Get five in a row for a bingo! For an extra challenge, try to fill the whole board!
May is going by so fast! Here is a fun list of end of the year activities to do with your students. Try some minute to win it games, do a countdown with balloons, write an end of the year parent letter, and more. These are great ways to keep learning fun to the very end!
Use this Ultimate List of Chalk Activities to bring learning outside! There are all kinds of things you can do, and many of these ideas you can tweak for your child/student depending on skill level. I love to go outside and use chalk in my tutoring sessions. Chalk is such a great way for hands-on learning, plus it’s inexpensive!
Try out these summer reading activities to keep kids excited and motivated to read during these summer months! It’s never too late to jump into these activities.
1. Go on a library scavenger hunt. Find book titles only starting with a certain letter, or books in a particular category like nature or family. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get familiar with the library and how to find books. Try this library scavenger hunt from What Do We Do All Day.
You may have heard about the summer slide, and I don’t mean that fun green one. The summer slide refers to students losing retained information over the summer months due to the lack of practicing skills. In the fall, teachers spend a lot of time reteaching material that has been lost over the summer. I encourage you to do your own research, but here are a few statistics I have found:
Most students can lose about 2 months of math skills over the summer …
Have kids work on math skills all summer long with these Summer Math Activities! If kids aren’t practicing their skills over the summer, they can forget a lot of what they have learned in the school year (this is called the summer slide). This doesn’t mean you have to make kids sit still with a worksheet everyday. Try some creative ways to sneak in math whenever you can!