Gardening is another wonderful hands-on project kids love. Whether you have space for a full garden or just a few containers on a patio, let kids select a regionally appropriate vegetable or flower and get their hands dirty. This creates a dialogue about biology and plant photosynthesis while broadening a respect for nature. Tracking the temperature, watering schedule and growth chart boosts math and science skills. Plus, because tending to plants is a daily activity, it helps your child learn responsibility.
When it comes to summer learning, make sure you go beyond the worksheet to explore some active-learning opportunities. Whether it’s building an incredible LEGO® project or growing a row of crunchy carrots