Everyone looks forward to summer, yet it seems like boredom can quickly set in. Here is a list of activities/challenges for your students or for parents to share with their kids. Set a goal and see how many can be accomplished!
Tap into your creative side.
*Write a poem.
*Compose a song. Write the melody or lyrics.
*Express yourself through dance.
*Write and illustrate a children’s story. Give it to someone you know.
*Draw, paint or sculpt.
*Visit the library. Many libraries have summer programs with special events.
*Try a graphic novel, book of poetry, nonfiction, how-to book, or start a new series.
*Read to a younger child or read and discuss your reading with a friend. Find a book you like? Write a recommendation on GoodReads or send an e-mail to a previous teacher recommending the book.
*Try fixing or helping to fix dinner for your family.
*Prepare a healthy snack. There are lots of websites with suggestions.
Click here for Ideas for Healthy Snacks
*Make ice cream. No ice cream machine? No problem.
Click here for 4 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Machine.
*Teach yourself a new game. There are many ways to play Solitare.
Click here for rules for 6 popular ways to play this classic card game.
*Expand your knowledge. Watch a documentary.
*Learn a new language. There are many websites available to get you started. Interested in sign language? You can begin with YouTube videos and start learning basic signs.
*Learn to identify birds, trees, types of dogs, models of cars. Pick an area of interest and get started!
*Try a podcast!
This site gives appropriate age divided podcasts for students of all ages.
*Audiobooks are available from most libraries. These are great when you are riding in the car or just walking around.
*Try listening to different genres of music (country, Raggae, classical, country, electronic, jazz, Latin, folk, etc)
*Ride a bike.
*Take a walk.
*Enjoy a sport.
*Try a free workout video on YouTube.
Make a difference
*Volunteer at an animal shelter.
*Work on community clean-up.
*Spend some time with someone who is elderly. How could you help them?
*Plant something! Beans, radishes, and sunflowers are easy to grow and you will see results quickly.
*Take a blanket outdoors and gaze at the night sky. The SkyView Lite App is free. Just point to the sky and constellations and stars will be identified.
*Climb a tree.
*Invent a Rube Goldberg. An internet search or YouTube search can help you with ideas.
Come up with a new way to play a game.
*Create a puppet show.
*Write a script and film your play.
*Grab some friends/family members and play Charades.