7 Summer Activities for Kids that Keep them Learning over Break

Photo by Flickr user jennyhud

Photo by Flickr user jennyhud

Summer is a time for freedom, fun in the sun, and plenty of ice cream.

As carefree as summer can be, it’s important to keep kids learning to ensure that they retain some of the knowledge from the school year.

In order to make sure that kids don’t fall into the “summer brain drain,” here’s a few summer activities for kids to keep them sharp over break.

Explore

Get outside, whether it’s in the backyard or a local forest preserve, and simply explore all that the world has to offer.

Climb trees, dig holes, catch bugs, or pick flowers–just learn something new.

Photo by Flickr user Eason Q

Photo by Flickr user Eason Q

Cook

Measure, stir, pour, create–let kids lead the way and spark a passion for creations in the kitchen that could last a lifetime.

cooking with kids

Photo by Flickr user Nestlé

Connect

It’s important to keep up with social summer activities for kids over break.

Summer camps are a great way for kids to stay connected. For a summer camp that fits your budget and schedule browse all that ActivityHero has to offer.

Nature Camps Summer Course

Photo by Flickr user IntlWolfCenter

Travel

Every kid dreams of Disneyland, but travelling doesn’t always have to be a big production. Camping out in the backyard can be as fun & educational as you make it.

Look at the stars, observe the nighttime wildlife, and cook dinner over a camp fire.

Photo by Flickr user champbass2

Photo by Flickr user champbass2

Just Move

Healthy minds need healthy bodies.

Whether it’s a dance party or a race to the park, daily activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. Get up and move around!

Photo by Flickr user King of Kensington

Photo by Flickr user King of Kensington

Keep it Structured

Most children thrive on structure. It helps to keep kids in a rhythm over school breaks so they won’t be shocked when school rolls around again.

Just remember to be flexible, it is summer after all and you don’t want to burn them out.

Photo by Flickr user Sharon.Cronin

Photo by Flickr user Sharon.Cronin

Assign Responsibilities

Some things kids just don’t pick up in school, and the responsibility falls on parents to instill the right values and morals into their children.

If you want your kids to be grounded, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Let them know that their home is also their responsibility and they should take pride in it.

Photo by Flickr user Big DumpTruck

Photo by Flickr user Big DumpTruck

Summer is a time for carelessness and fun, but with these helpful summer activities for kids they will be happy to continue learning over break.

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