Summer Reading Activities
- Plan to eat dinner as a family as often as possible this month to share educational experiences.
- Help your child decorate a box. Put it by the door to hold homework and books.
- Cut a comic strip apart. Have your child create a map of your home.
- Help your child create a map of your home.
- Help your child write and illustrate a story about a favorite animal.
- Read a poem. Let your child guess what the next rhyming word will be.
- Play a game after reading the directions together.
- Choose a new recipe. Read it together and have fun making it.
- Have your child describe a family member or friend. Guess who it is.
- Have your children plan a fun family activity.
- Visit a library. Get a card for your child. Check out some books.
- Find a cozy place to read a favorite story. Have your child retell the story.
- Cut words out of the newspaper. Arrange them on paper to make a new sentence.
- Take a walk. Close your eyes and listen for the sounds of summer. Make a list of the sounds!
- Have fun reading and writing with your child.
- Share memories of a special holiday with your child.
- When driving with your child, turn off the music and talk about the day's events.
- Have a treasure hunt. Leave picture or word clues to follow to reach the treasure.
- Help your child plant flower or vegetable seeds. Make a graph to chart their growth.
- Read with your child for 15 minutes each day.
- Read a story. Make puppets out of small paper bags. Put on a puppet show.
- Read directions for a project. Work together to create the project.
- Read a new book or an old favorite to your child.
- Have your child write a note to a friend or relative. Be sure to mail it!
- Star or initial the square for that day.
- Take a walk. Look for signs of the season. Talk about what you see.
- Watch a nature program on TV. Talk about what you see.
- Start reading a story and stop before the end. Ask your child to predict the ending.
- Start telling a familiar story. Have your child write a new ending.
- If you skip a day then read for 30 minutes the next day and star both days.
- Create a family tree and have your child draw the portraits of the family members.
- Let your child see YOU reading and writing. Write a long overdue note to a friend.
- Leave a note for your child to discover sometime during the day.
- Have your child make a list of enjoyable things to do. Describe what makes them fun.
- At the end of the month, sign this calendar and return it to your child's teacher in the fall.
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