With these fun ideas, kids won’t even realize they’re learning!
Make some Top 10 lists.
Give the kids some topics: 10 things to do before the end of spring break; 10 things that make them happy; 10 things that make them grumpy. 10 favorite songs or books? Have them write them down or dictate them to you, then bind all the lists into a book.
Write an Autobiography
Have your kids write an autobiography. A good place for them to start is with their first memories, moving forward in time. Or, they can write chapters such as My Family, My Friends, School, Dreams, Funny Moments, My Parents, When I Grow Up, etc. Repeat this summer after summer. What a wonderful thing to look back on years from now, when you discover that your life’s goal as a kindergartner was to work in a drive thru or pass out tokens at the local play place.
For a Spring learning adventure, take a hike in a nature area. Spring is a natural time for kids to explore science and nature.
Want to stay close to home? There’s plenty for kids to explore right in your own backyard.
Encourage kids to identify and learn more about the birds, bugs, plants, flowers and trees that they discover. The library offers lots of books to help!