Since schools shut early this year and summer programs are limited, we designed four weeks of fun, easy-to-implement summer learning activities to help kindergartners through fifth graders to practice important skills and get ready for next year. Print these worksheets and projects out a week or two at a time and schedule some quiet work time throughout the summer. An adult’s help may be needed for some of the science activities. Keep the sessions low-pressure and fun, and reward your child’s work with enthusiasm. Remember, kids this age respond much better to positive feedback — and the main point is for your child to enjoy learning and taking on new challenges, not to get everything “right”.
Check out these daily activities that give your kindergartner the chance to build on what they learned this year.
1st grade calendar
Schedule some quiet work time throughout the summer for your child to practice important skills they’ll be building on next year.
2nd grade calendar
Check out this calendar of fun daily summer learning activities to help your child practice important skills and get ready for next year.
3rd grade calendar
These third grade summer learning activities are designed to be a fun, easy way for your child to practice important skills over the summer.
4th grade calendar
As your fourth grader works independently on most of these summer learning activities, check in periodically and show your enthusiasm for all they accomplish!
5th grade calendar
Encourage your fifth grader to try the PE challenge (or another form of exercise) as a study break. It’s a great study habit for middle school and beyond.
Read more about key skills kids learn in kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade. Want more? Check out the Common Core State Standards.