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Are you looking for summer lesson plans? Join us as we dive into our favorite summer learning ideas to keep kids’ minds engaged all summer season!

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it doesn’t have to mean a break from learning! It is a great chance to combine play and academic growth. Follow along as we explore summer-themed activities and lesson plans. The lessons cover History, STEM, ELA, Math, and Science.

Math: Fun with Numbers

boy at grocery store for summer math

1. Grocery Store Math

Turn your weekly grocery shopping into a learning activity. Have your child help with budgeting by making a shopping list and estimating the total cost. You can also involve them in comparing prices by weight.

2. Math Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt around the house or yard where children solve math problems to find the next clue. Incorporate age-appropriate math skills like addition, subtraction, and more.

STEM: Building and Discovery

girl doing science lesson

1. DIY Science Projects

Engage your child with hands-on science experiments. Easy projects like baking soda and vinegar volcanoes or making slime can help teach about chemicals and materials.

2. Engineering Challenges

Challenge your child to build something using everyday materials like toothpicks, marshmallows, or LEGO bricks. These fun activities introduce basic engineering.

ELA Adventures: Reading and Writing

kids reading on beach

1. Summer Reading Club

Encourage a love for reading by creating a summer months reading club. Gather a small group, make a book list, and set reading goals.

2. Nature Journals

Take walks and have your child record their observations, draw pictures, and write descriptions of plants, animals, and landscapes.

History: Exploring the Past

History lesson plan in summer

1. Historical Role Play

Bring history to life through role-playing activities. Pick historical figures or events for your child to act out.

2. Local History Exploration

Explore local history by visiting museums, historical sites, or landmarks. Teach your child about the history of your area and its significance.

Science: Understanding the World

Summer lesson plan: girl on a science nature walk

1. Nature Walks and Observations

Go out on nature walks often. Encourage your child to observe and record their surroundings. Use the time to teach them about weather patterns, animals, and the natural world.

2. Simple Science Experiments

Conduct simple experiments at home using everyday items. Doing so creates a hands-on approach to learning.


Integrating hands-on activities into your child’s learning this summer keeps their minds sharp and curious. Feel free to adapt these ideas to suit your child’s interests and needs.

Here’s to full days of discovery, growth, and endless fun! For more fun learning resources check out our YouTube channel!