K-12 Summer Units and Resources

Primary (Pre-K – Grade 3)

 DLTK Summer Activities download pathology divx  Always a great resource for multiple activities in all learning centers. Arts and crafts, printables, lesson plans and more.

Outdoor Activities from Scholastic, activities in all subject areas that focus on the outdoors for K-3 learners

Summer Activity Printables From a summer camp journal to word searches to coloring pages, a little of everything summery

Down on the Farm Pre-K to K theme unit about farm animals and life on the farm. Includes coloring pages, alphabet pages, easy word searches and more

Summer Book Downloadable summer book with complete lesson plans with related activities for kindergarten and pre-K

The Beach! Suggested books and many activities with a beach theme with lessons for 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade

I Scream for Ice Cream What’s the best thing about summer? Find out with this thematic
unit all about ice cream

Junior (Grade 4-Grade 6)

August Holidays A clever theme unit idea from Education World – give August some holidays! Explore real holidays, create traditions and share your own unique holidays with the class or the school.

Summer Safety and Fun Lesson plans for the last days of school include summer safety activities, vacation planning, geography lessons and more.

Bugs! Mosquitoes, ticks, spiders and all sorts of creepy crawly things to learn about as you head into summer

Summer Plant Lessons Four activities from the Environmental Protection Agency about plants and how they grow.

Please the Trees A plant study unit on invasive plants for 4-6th graders.

Under the Sea An oceanic thematic unit with suggested activities, lesson plans and bulletin board ideas

Intermediate (Grade 7-Grade 9)

Sun Safety Start the summer off on a safe foot with an exploration of staying safe from the sun’s harmful rays.

Summer Nonfiction Theme Unit A powerpoint presentation containing a full six-week theme unit on non-fiction for the summer

The Physics of Summer A summer theme unit from NASA for Intermediate learners

Summer Solstice  Build Stonehenge (and explore the concepts behind it), and read A Midsummer Nights Dream with other activities to spark discussion and activity about midsummer

The Ocean

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 A mini-lesson about ocean waves, with links to other mini-themes about the ocean

Senior (Grade 10-Grade 12)

Savage Sun What if the light from the sun were cut in half? What if too much sun gets to the Earth? Students explore the sun, nuclear reactions and other sun-related subjects

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Always Summer – A unit on desert climates. Is it always summer in the desert?

Sustainable Forestry Unit on the water table, ground water and the water cycle relating to sustainable forestry. Excellent summer lesson plans.

Identifying Trees A summer lesson about leaves and trees for high school students

General Resources

Summer Activities for all Grade Levels printable lessons and activities about summer for a variety of grade levels

Summertime Printables superhero movie dvdrip  Printable lessons of all kinds from word searches to coloring pages to reading comprehension

Summer Coloring Pages Activities, flowers, bugs and more to enhance summer theme lessons

Tracking Summer Solstice Science activity and resource for learning about the summer solstice from Scholastic

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