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Top Five Summer Educational Activities for Children of All Ages

When it comes to getting children excited to explore, learn, create, and grow, we are always looking for new ways to keep the educational experience as fun, interactive, and engaging as possible. With summer here, it’s important to incorporate learning opportunities during the vacation time, in order to prevent the dreaded brain drain. At Rosewood Academy, we offer an exciting summer camp for students who want to play and socialize while staying on top of their learning at the same time. With field trips to the museum, zoo, and aquarium, along with creative and fun movie nights, splash park activities, and physical fitness classes, your kids will have a summer to remember, playing with friends and staying on top of their academic skills at the same time.

If you are looking to supplement your child’s summer camp experience with some fun summer educational activities at home, we have exactly what you’re looking for. Read on to learn more!

1. Create a Cooking Class – It is an almost irrefutable fact that students love any lesson that incorporates a few treats here and there. If you want to beat the heat this summer and create a fun and educational activity, a cooking class is the way to go. You can ask your children which foods they want to eat the most, and then take them to the grocery store to buy the ingredients you’ll need so that they feel like they are being included. You can teach measurement while you cook or bake, which will turn some time spent in the kitchen into a cleverly disguised math class!

2. Field Trip to the Library – Another way to stay out of the sweltering heat while still being productive is by taking your children to the library. With computers and smartphones taking over these days, the library is often neglected. By taking advantage of this free and rewarding resource, you can help your children pick out new books to read and even sign them up for a summer reading club too!

3. Plant Fruits and Vegetables – Few activities are quite as satisfying as planting your own produce and watching it grow. You can turn a day in the garden into a science lesson, by teaching your children all about the way that fruits and vegetables develop with the help of water, sunlight, and the right nutrition. Your children will learn more about where their food comes from and feel more connected to nature at the same time.

4. Build a Bird Feeder – Whether your children love arts and crafts projects or have an affinity for birds, building a bird feeder is a rewarding activity that the whole family can enjoy. If you are looking for ways to get your children outside to take in nature and learn something new at the same time, this is an ideal project to take on. All you need is a couple items and before long you’ll be sitting back watching all different types of birds flock to your new feeder.

5. Paint the Scenery – If you are looking for a fun way to inspire your children and incorporate an art lesson into your day all at once, you can take them to the park and ask them to paint what they see. Not only will they get to enjoy the fresh air and warm summer sun, the whole family will enjoy the tranquility that comes from listening to the sounds of nature and tapping into their creative sides.

If you would like to learn more about how to keep your kids learning all summer long, we’d love to hear from you. Simply fill out this contact form and we will reach out to answer all your questions and tell you more about our exciting summer camp program. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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