16 PreK-5 Summer Learning Activities

Jeanne A. Curley

Looking for summer learning activities and ideas you can use with your students during summer school? Supporting student learning over the summer is growing more critical as teachers address unfinished learning and prepare students for the next school year’s grade level content. From summer reading to social-emotional learning activities, you can support summer learning with this collection of teacher-created resources for PreK-5 students.

Summer Learning Activities for Reading

PreK – Kindergarten

Your students can practice foundational literacy skills by following the activities in this camp-themed resource.

Camp Kindergarten No Prep Literacy Packet by Nicole and Eliceo

1st – 3rd Grade

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

Guided Reading Question Cards by Miss P’s Style

3rd – 6th Grade

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

Reading Response Bundle Distance Learning by Rachel Lynette

Summer Learning Activities for Math

PreK – 1st Grade

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

Summer Math Pack for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten by Pocket of Preschool

PreK – 1st Grade

The summer-themed math activities in this packet will help your students review concepts they learned in Kindergarten.

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

1st – 2nd Grade

Have your students work through the fun activities included in this resource to review the standards they 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 — that review concepts from 2nd grade. Have your students complete these engaging activities throughout the summer.

2nd Grade End of Year Math Review | 2nd Grade Math Review DIGITAL and Print by A Grace Filled Classroom

2nd – 4th Grade

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

Third Grade Summer Math Packet and Math Review by The Blueprint Teacher

4th – 5th Grade

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

Summer Math Packet: 4th Grade Math Review | Distance Learning Printable Packet by Kim Miller

Summer Learning Activities for Writing

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Your students can practice their writing skills with this journal, which includes 20 summer-themed writing prompts, a writer’s checklist to help students assess their work, and a rubric. 

Summer Writing Journal (K-2) NO PREP! by Curriculum Castle

2nd – 5th Grade

In this resource, you’ll find summer-themed writing prompts, graphic organizers, and fun writing paper perfect for students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.

Digital June Summer Writing Prompts 3rd 4th Grade Graphic Organizers End of Year by The Little Ladybug Shop

Summer Learning Activities for Science

PreK – 2nd Grade

This resource includes instructions for 10 hands-on science experiments and a journal for students to record their predictions, observations, conclusions, and questions.

Summer Science

Summer Science by Salandra Grice

1st – 3rd Grade

This resource includes activities that encourage students to discover nature. Students will create a nature walk kit, go on a nature walk, create “nature rainbows,” and make nature bracelets.

Nature Exploration Outdoor activities celebrating the environment by Green Grubs

3rd – 5th Grade

In this resource, students can use easy-to-access materials to solve a STEM challenge using the engineering design process.

Quick and Easy STEM Challenges for the Year Bundle by Love Learning STEM

Summer Activities for Social-Emotional Learning

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

As your students complete the interactive sections of these brochures, they’ll learn more about social-emotional mental health topics, including worry and anxiety, empathy, and more.

Social Emotional Learning Brochures K-2 by The Counseling Teacher Brandy

3rd – 7th Grade

Weave social-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 to use with Easel by TpT.

Daily Social Emotional Learning Journal Prompts for Self-Awareness & Mindfulness by One Curious World


For even more summer learning ideas and activities, browse resources on TpT that will keep your students engaged all summer long!

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

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