Make a list of as many words as you can that come to mind when you think of SUMMER. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write as many as you can in that amount of time. Stop and count your words at the end of 5 minutes. Ready, set, go!
Master Teacher and Author Trina Gunzel created this course with projects and activities themed for summer to encourage reading, writing, creativity, and communication skills. Each activity is appropriate for Elementary School Children and younger, with parental guidance. Enjoy!
Find the mystery word that uses all of these letters.
What is your favorite recipe for a refreshing summer drink or snack? Do you have a homemade lemonade you enjoy? Can you find a recipe you would like to eat for a snack? Write it down and add it to a summer section of a cookbook you create. Add to it throughout the year, making sections for each season. Ask a parent to help you make your favorite recipe. Enjoy!
If you had real or imaginary travel plans this summer, create a paper suitcase using construction paper, a shoe box, or whatever other materials you would like. Decorate it, add postcards, magazine pictures, and some journal entries about real or imaginary memories you want to save. Enjoy creating and using this tip any time you want to remember or extend your ideas. The more details you include, the better the experience will be. Happy Summer Memories!
What do you like to do in the summer or what did you do this summer? Come up with an A-Z list of people, places, and things you saw, visited, and did. Any word that starts with the beginning letter and fits in the theme of summer will do.
What did you do this summer? Write about a favorite memory. Also, write a list of things you want to remember that will keep your summer safe and fun. (*Example: Always remember to put on bug spray before going out to catch fireflies to avoid mosquito bites).
I hope you enjoyed these summer activities. Remember to always be safe, respectful, and responsible in whatever you do. Use this opportunity to write and send a thank you card to someone you appreciate who was a part of your summer memories. Thank you for taking the time to learn, share, and celebrate your memories through an educational experience. Sincerely, Trina Licavoli Gunzel