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Fun Educational Activities to Beat the Summer Slide

I discovered the things I love as an adult during long summers as a child. I want my children to experience that same freedom! Sometimes kids want or need more structure than that, though, so today I am sharing some of my favorite fun educational activities for kids. Add these to your summer bucket list and you won’t have to worry at all about summer slide! These are all hands-on, open-ended activities for kids. I believe that children learn best when they are given opportunities for self-directed exploration. And please DO make sure your children spend plenty of time “just playing” this summer! Some of these activities can even be done at the playground!

I discovered the things I love as an adult during long summers as a child. I want my children to experience that same freedom! Sometimes kids want or need more structure than that, though, so today I am sharing some of my favorite fun educational activities for kids. Add these to your summer bucket list and you won't have to worry at all about summer slide!

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Fun Educational Activities to Beat the Summer Slide

Kids love to learn! Today I am sharing some fabulous art, engineering, geography, history, literacy, math, music, science, and world culture activities that will keep your kids learning while having fun all summer long.

Fun Art Activities for Kids

These art activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great art resources to try with your kids:

Fun Engineering Activities for Kids

These engineering activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great engineering resources to try with your kids:

Fun Geography Activities for Kids

These geography activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great geography resources to try with your kids:

Fun History Activities for Kids

These history activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great history resources to try with your kids:

Fun Literacy Activities for Kids

These literacy activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great literacy resources to try with your kids:

Fun Math Activities for Kids

These math activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great math resources to try with your kids:

Fun Music Activities for Kids

These music activities are always a hit with my kids:

  • Improvise on the piano – you don’t have to be a pianist to do this!
  • Share and dance to favorite songs
  • Search for different instruments on YouTube and learn how they sound

Here are some great music resources to try with your kids:

Fun Science Activities for Kids

These science activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great science resources to try with your kids:

Fun World Culture Activities for Kids

These world culture activities are always a hit with my kids:

Here are some great world culture resources to try with your kids:

Fun art, engineering, geography, history, literacy, math, music, science, and world culture activities to beat the summer slide and keep your kids learning through play all summer long!

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Do you have any favorite fun educational activities that my kids and I would enjoy this summer?

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

9 thoughts on “Fun Educational Activities to Beat the Summer Slide”

  1. What a great list to have on hand when the boredom hits in a few weeks! My kids would enjoy several of these.

  2. Wow! What a fantastic collection of activities! We will definitely be coming back to do some of these this summer. Cheers.

  3. Elisa | blissful E

    Great list! You are a natural at this homeschooling thing. ;) You could also add audio books, such as Story of the World, or Greek Myths…

    1. My kids have surprised me by not really liking audiobooks. I listened to them constantly growing up. Maybe we will give it another go this summer…

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