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Summer break doesn't mean we have to let your children experience the “summer slide.” A survey done by Carson-Dellosa showed that 84% of teachers say students forget or “lose” some skills, knowledge or grade-level equivalency during the summer. I don't want that happening to my girls because they made so much progress last year!
I make sure to provide them with plenty of learning and growth activities. It's summer, so I want them to have fun, but I want to keep their minds sharp too. Of course, I don't have an unlimited budget so I'm always looking for thrifty or free summer learning activities to keep their little minds working. My goal is for each of them to start the new school year ahead of where they were at the end of the last one.
One source of free summer learning activities I discovered is the Carson-Dellosa Summer Learning Activities website. This free resource was created to help keep your child mentally sharp this summer. All you have to do is create a free account and you will have access to 900 fun summer learning activities like educational games, sample books, resource guides, printable worksheets and other activities.
Just 15 minutes per day can make a big impact and help stop learning loss from happening. And there are definitely some really fun, educational activities to choose from! Zoë loves math, so she is really enjoying all of the printable math worksheets.
I like that there are some fun activities for making your own snacks. The girls loved the Ants on a Log activity. Sometimes we like to add our own little twist and sprinkle spirulina over the peanut butter to give it a grassy look. This time we went the old-fashioned way.
The Tissue Paper Rainbow activity kept them busy for quite a while too. They absolutely love rainbows, so I knew this would be a fun activity for them.
Zoe, being the creative little girl that she is, came up with her own variation of the activity. I love giving them inspiration to use their creativity.
There are a bunch of other summer learning activities we want to try out on the Carson-Dellosa website too. I like that we can choose one activity per day from the site. It's a good idea to pick all of your activities for the week so you can pull them out each day at your allotted activity time. It's more time efficient for me and the girls like being able to sit down and pick out activities. Sometimes they want to do more than one activity right then though, so I always have backups.
If you're looking for some fun and educational summer learning activities to prevent summer learning loss, be sure to check out the Carson-Dellosa website. Signing up is free!