How to Tie in Education with Summer Fun for Kids

Summer is a great time for kids since they get a break from school for a couple of months. However, this doesn’t mean that they have to forget about learning during the summer. Here are some ways you can tie in education with summer fun for kids.


Tour local facilities– Kids often have questions about different things and lots of them. These questions can include things like what happens to mail in the mailbox? How do donuts get their hole in the middle? How can farmers milk that many cows? These questions can easily be answered by taking your child on a tour of the local post office, donut shop or farm. By going behind the scenes, your child can have fun while learning at the same time.


Collecting items on the beach– While the beach is fun, it can also be a place of learning too. Before your family heads to the beach, head to the library and read up on books about boats, waves and fish. These books are a great way for kids to learn about the beach. While at the beach, have your kids start a collection of shells or rocks, finding ones in different shapes, sizes and even colors. Your child can add to their collection year after year.

Start a family newsletter– Help your child find a template from your office program so they can create their own family newsletter. Kids will love taking pictures for the newsletter as well as writing stories about summer at home and family vacations. They can also include fun things like a summer poem or recipe. Then, the newsletter can be sent to family and friends.

Visit the local library– The library is both a place of learning and a place of fun for kids. Let your children explore the library and choose books that they want to take home and read.

Plant a garden– Planting a garden is one of the best ways to learn how things grow. You can start with seeds of vegetables kids like such as tomatoes or cucumbers. Talk to your kids about what plants need to grow like sun, air, water and nutrients. The best part is they will get to eat the end product.'
Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

19 Responses to “How to Tie in Education with Summer Fun for Kids

    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    6 years ago

    We go to the library once a week. My kids love it.

  • These are wonderful tips. I make sure my kids continue to learn even while on summer vacation. We like going to the library and visiting museums.

  • I love trips to the beach with the kids. We have fun times picking up pretty shells and then look up information about them on the internet when we get home. Great learning experience for everyone.

  • These are great suggestions. I love the idea of creating a family newsletter!

  • Such great ideas! I love incorporating learning in as much as we can do…. the kids sometimes don’t even realize it. It’s fun!

  • These are some great ideas. The library was a big part of our routine!

  • Visiting the local library is a great way to keep the kids focused on literacy and education during the summer. They also have a lot of workshops and events to keep the kids engaged.

  • Those look really good. My son likes kiwi, I bet he would enjoy these.

  • I love the idea of a family newsletter with the kids involved in writing it and sending it out. That should keep them occupied between writing and taking pictures.

  • We are always including education into our travels. I love to have a mix of museums, historic landmarks and quirky off the road attractions.

    Ann Bacciaglia
    6 years ago

    We love to go to the library. They always have fun activities and day camps for the kids. It is important to keep kids learning during the summer break.

  • I love the idea of a family newsletter. That would be so fun to keep up with too!

  • I remember when we were little, my family was given the task of handling the family newsletter. It was actually quite fun

    Melissa Smith
    6 years ago

    We were all about the library this summer & their summer reading program! I kinda wish I would’ve thought about the newsletter a couple months ago though. There was so much going on that it would’ve been nice to keep them to look back on.

  • This summer it was tough to get my son to do anything school related. We go to the library and read a before bed time.

    Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty
    6 years ago

    We’ve done the library and the gardening this summer, but could use a few more of these!

    Jennifer Williams
    6 years ago

    We do school year round and love to include summer field trips to places where we can expand on lessons. We took a hike the other day and looked for patterns in nature!

  • We had a lot of fun touring our local post office. We did it as part of a girl scouts group and they had a blast.

  • I like all these ideas for kids to have a fun filled summer. I really like the idea of Tour local facilities, planting a garden and visiting the local library. It is always important to improve their interest in reading on summer holidays.

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