16 PreK-5 Summer Education Activities

Looking for summer learning activities and ideas that you can use with your students in summer school? Helping students learn in the summer is becoming more important as teachers address unfinished learning and prepare students for next school year grade level content. From summer reading to socio-emotional learning activities, you can support summer education through this collection of teacher-created resources for PreK-5 students.

Summer education activities for reading

PreK – Kindergarten

Your students can practice basic literacy skills by following these camp-themed resource activities.

Camp Kindergarten No Prep Literacy Packet By Nicole and Elisio

1st-3rd class

As your students read this summer, they can answer questions from the cards included in this resource. Questions can be answered orally or in writing.

Instructed reading question card By Miss P’s style

3rd-6th grade

Ask your students to read a small book or chapter in a book and write the answers to the questions included in this resource. This resource also includes an interactive activity for use by TpT with Easel.

Reading Response Bundle Distance Learning By Rachel Lynette

Summer education activities for mathematics

PreK – 1st grade

This resource includes a menu of hands-on math activities that your students can complete throughout the summer. It also includes a journal with math challenges that use easily accessible materials.

Summer Math Pack for Pre-School, Pre-K, and Kindergarten By the pocket of preschool

PreK – 1st grade

Summer themed math activities in this packet will help you review the ideas your students have learned in kindergarten.

Kindergarten No Prep Summer Math Review Distance Learning Packet By Karly’s Kinders

1st-2nd class

Let your students work through the fun activities included in this resource to review the standards they have mastered in 1st grade.

Distance learning first grade math review By Cara’s creative playground

2nd grade

This resource includes math activities – each with their own fun twist – which reviews ideas from 2nd grade. Ask your students to complete this exciting activity throughout the summer.

2nd grade year end math review | 2nd Grade Math Review Digital and Print By a grace-filled classroom

2nd – 4th class

Simply print and use this exciting packet of activities that review math concepts learned in 3rd grade.

Third Grade Summer Math Packet and Math Review Blueprint by teacher

4th-5th grade

Your students can review 4th grade math standards as they complete activities on this easy-to-use resource.

Summer Math Packet: 4th Grade Math Review | Distance learning printable packet By Kim Miller

Summer education activities for writing

Kindergarten – 2nd class

Your students can practice their writing skills through this journal, which includes 20 summer-themed writing prompts, an author’s checklist and a rubric to help students evaluate their work.

Summer Writing Journal (K-2) No Preparation! Curriculum by Castle

2nd-5th grade

In this institute, you will find summer themed writing prompts, graphic organizers and fun writing papers suitable for students entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.

Digital June Summer Writing Prompts 3rd and 4th Grade Graphic Organizers’ End of the Year By The Little Ladybug Shop

Summer education activities for science

PreK – 2nd class

This resource includes 10 hands-on science exam guidelines and a journal for recording students’ predictions, observations, conclusions and questions.

Summer science

Summer science By Salandra Greece

1st-3rd class

These resources include activities that encourage students to discover nature. Students will create a nature walking kit, walk in nature, create a “rainbow of nature” and create a nature bracelet.

Exploring Nature {Celebrating the Environment Outdoor Activities. By green grabs

3rd-5th grade

In this resource, students can use easily accessible materials to solve an STEM challenge using the engineering design process.

Quick and easy stem challenge for the bundle of the year By Love Learning Stem

Summer activities for socio-emotional learning

Kindergarten – 2nd class

As your students complete the interactive sections of these brochures, they will learn more about socio-emotional mental health issues, including anxiety and worry, empathy, and more.

Social Emotional Learning Brochure K-2 By Counseling Teacher Brandi

3rd-7th grade

Weave socio-emotional learning into your summer learning routine with these daily journaling prompts that will help your students build self-awareness and mindfulness skills. This resource also includes an interactive activity for use by TpT with Easel.

Daily Social Emotional Learning Journal calls for self-awareness and mindfulness By a curious world

For more summer learning ideas and activities, browse the resources at TpT that will keep your students engaged throughout the summer!

* This blog was originally published in 2021 and has been updated for 2022.

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