Summer Homeschool Made Simple: Ideas, Activities, and Tasks to Keep Kids Learning

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Summer Homeschool Made Simple: Ideas, Activities, and Tasks to Keep Kids Learning

Summer is the perfect time to try new things and explore interests. Homeschooling your kids during the summer months can be a great way to keep them engaged in learning while giving them a break from the traditional school routine. It can also be a great opportunity for them to learn something new, like how to cook or play an instrument. What are some ways that you can ignite that learning this summer? In an earlier post, we shared some of the things we are doing in our homeschool this summer and why it’s a good idea to keep homeschooling through the summer. We will continue to share some fun ideas and resources. Before we begin, please take a moment to pin this post to your homeschool board.

*Disclaimer, this post is sponsored by Homeschool Buyers Club, I was compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% my own honest opinions and I wasn’t required to post a positive review. You can read my full disclosure here.

Four Things You Need for Summer Home Learning

Summer is a time for kids to play, and what better way than to do so at home. We all know that children learn best when they are engaged in activities that they find fun. Therefore, it is important to provide them with some toys and activities that will keep them busy during the summer break.

The following are four things you need for summer home learning:

  1. An open mind- I know the idea of continuing homeschool through summer can feel like more work to you, the parent, and your kids. However, it is important to reframe summer homeschool so it is more laid back and fun focused.
  2. A bucket list- We have a fun summer bucket list poster on our site, but we also created a new printable worksheet to help get your child’s ideas written down. It’s important to take their ideas and wants into consideration.
  3. Resources- whether you purchase some crafting or science kits or try out FREE resources from the Homeschool Buyers Club, you want to ensure that you have some great resources.
  4. Books- while this may be able to fall under the resources category, making reading time a priority in the summer is essential. Reading doesn’t have to be boring. You can pair it with a tasty treat or a fun activity.

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Practicing basic skills

If you have young kids, it is the perfect time to work on mastering basic skills like learning sight words, writing letters or numbers, and practicing cutting. Check out our Summer Scissor Skills Activity Book,

Using a Checklist

Help your children get organized this summer by using our summer checklist, giving them some power in how they set up their day and the power to check out all the activities they accomplish each day. This is something they can then use during the year. Checklists help kids feel in control and hold them accountable by removing obstacles to success.


By becoming a Blooming Brilliant Homeschoolers Club Member, you can download our free printable summer checklist from our Library of Resources.

*This password changes monthly, and you will get a new password each month.

Summer Bucket List

It feels like summer is running away from us and that it may even be late to set some goals for the summer, but there is no time like the present. It is not too late to take a few moments to set some goals and make some plans to do a few things this summer. Anything from taking a trip to the zoo, visiting the seaside, reading four books, or doing an art lesson.

By becoming a Blooming Brilliant Homeschoolers Club Member, you can download our free printable summer bucket list from our Library of Resources.

*This password changes monthly, and you will get a new password each month.

Resources

Now is a great time to try out new resources for the summer you may find something you love and want to incorporate during the school year. There are a bunch of free trials available too right now through the Homeschool Buyers Club. This is the perfect time to test the curriculum and see what works for us.

5 Summer Learning Activities to Try

Please keep it simple! I know it is easy to want to do everything and to go full force. However, it helps our children and us if we focus on less. We chose just a few lessons to include every day. We are sharing five learning activities that we are focusing on this month. Stay tuned as we begin to incorporate new things next month.

sMILE AND lEARN

Smile and Learn is a 360° language immersion app that includes activities organized in games, interactive stories, and videos designed to develop and strengthen their multiple intelligences and cognitive abilities while having fun. Children will learn dual languages with cross-curricular digital content along with 21st-century skills.

Mark Kistler Draw3D Art Lessons

Over the past three decades, the Emmy Award-winning Mark Kistler has taught millions of children how to draw on TV and in workshops worldwide. Learning how to draw in 3-D builds a child’s critical thinking skills while nourishing his confidence. His lessons have inspired millions of children to discover their remarkable individual potential.

Rockin’ the Keys Mini Piano Course

Mr. Henry’s Music World Kid’s Piano Adventure Package is an all-inclusive, creative, and exciting music education curriculum for elementary children who want to learn at their own pace right at home. Kids get the experience of not just learning the piano but starting their journey as young musicians.

Reading

Reading is a top priority in our house. We try to read for about 30 mins to an hour each day. Reading can be done anywhere and at any time. We can use audiobooks in the car, or really anywhere while we are doing something quietly and can listen, we can read our hardcover and paperback books or read ebooks, magazines, newspapers anything we can get out hands on. I love the eSpired Library platform on the Homeshool Buyers Club.

Grab two free copies from Everbright Kids and eSpired trial from the Homeschool Buyers Club.

Craft Kits

One thing my kids love more than anything is crafting and creating. We recently purchased this D.I.Y Hand Stamped Jewelry Kit from STMT, which is fun. We added our own crystals and wire to add even more fun and creativity to the jewelry making. Taking time during the summer to deep dive into fun activities and interests can breathe so much life into your homeschool, you, and your kids.


Summer Plans

If the typical summer bucket list isn’t your thing, your child may enjoy making some summer plans with this fun and free printable, choose the hobbies you would like to try out, activities you would like to participate in, and places you would like to go, this gives a little more direction than the blank list on the other worksheet.

By becoming a Blooming Brilliant Homeschoolers Club Member, you can download our free printable summer plans page from our Library of Resources.

*This password changes monthly, and you will get a new password each month.

Homeschool Buyers Club Summer Camp Event

If you are looking for a way to continue summer learning, look no further than the homeschool buyers club. They offer fantastic freebies and discounts for their special Summer Camp event between June 13 and August 15. you can sign up and try out many outstanding homeschool curricula, as mentioned in this post, and many more!

Summer is the perfect opportunity to explore new curricula and deep dive into your child’s interests. Learning doesn’t have to be tedious or expensive.

The Homeschool Buyers Club also offers three free gifts with every purchase, including the free ones!

We are taking advantage of the Homeschool Buyers Club’s Summer Camp event; you should too. Stay tuned for more posts on how we are homeschooling this summer!

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