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Top summer learning activities for middle schoolers

Keep your sixth-, seventh-, or eighth-grader sharp all summer with fun brain boosters.

Name that note

Teaching middle-schoolers the musical staff is easy with this primer on music literacy.

Fireplace flux

Light your children's pre-algebra skills on fire with this novel card game.

Blog all about it

Reluctant writers may just need an online audience.

Going down in history

Use your next family visit to teach the kids about their roots.

Undercover math: The tweener's dream house

In this math activity, your child draws his bedroom to scale and creates his fantasy home.

What's the scoop?

Junior journalists can get their start with a homegrown publication.

Food memory bank

Use meals to explore your family's cultural roots with your middle-schooler.

Create a comic book

How you can help at home: Your child will learn to create his own family comic book. This activity builds writing and computer skills.

Guess what?

These fun games are perfect for those long car rides.