Favorite Summer Activities Slideshow (K-8)

View this collection of our favorite summer-themed activities, lessons, and printables. Click through the slideshow to find the activities that fit your curriculum the best, or try them all. Students will think about clothing needed at the beach, write a short story about the perfect summer day, keep track of books read over the summer, and more!
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Updated on: January 30, 2008
Students learn about choosing proper warm-weather clothing by circling clothes, activities, and skin protection that would be used for a beach trip.

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Have your students write a short story about a picnic during the summer.

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Students learn why leaves change color in the fall, leading to "Indian Summer."

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Have your students use this printable to keep track of the books they read over summer vacation. Use our Book Finder to find awesome reads for kids of all ages!

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Make plaster molds out of sand, with this activity. Then, your students can paint the molds to make a beautiful piece of art!

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Enrichment activities and Internet resources to enhance teaching Summer of My German Soldier.

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Employ a printable reading activity that helps build skills in classifying pictures.

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Students build a model Seminole Indian house, like those that were once in present-day Florida.

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An article outlining the history of the school year in the United Sates.

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In this creative writing activity, students will read about Juan, whose summer job helps him learn something about himself. Students will then write a story about Juan.

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