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Summer Learning Activities K-2

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  • This fun summer learning activity sheet will keep your kids engaged all summer long with hands-on activities, art projects, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and games.
  • Play it like Bingo or Tiddlywinks to select an activity, or simply challenge them to complete the whole card by the end of the summer.
Teaching Tips


  • You can print the black and white sheet for kids to color in or add a virtual sticker to each space once the activity is completed.
  • There are fun outdoor activities and indoor games included that help kids learn while they play.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You will need access to the internet and a device for some of the activities.
  • Some projects require materials or outdoor space to complete.
  • You will need to come up with a method for selecting the spaces


  • For more independent learners, have them choose which activities they would like to do first, then help them complete five in a row or the entire card.
  • Use a “pin the tail on the donkey” method for randomly selecting the activities to make it more fun and interactive.
  • The upcycle activities are a great way to use items that would otherwise be thrown away for a hands-on project.
  • Help your kids make a list of things they learned from each activity and then review it with them at the end of the summer.
Scientist Notes
This is a summer learning challenge and it contains fun activities that will let K-2 students understand key environmental changes, challenges and techniques in bird watching, biodiversity conservation, bee protection, recycling, and also tactics to conserve their natural resources. On that account, this resource is recommended.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
      • K-ESS3-2 Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
    • LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
      • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
      • VA:Cr1.1.1a Engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials.
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