Resources › For Educators Summer Printables Share Flipboard Email Print Thai Yuan Lim / EyeEm / Getty Images For Educators Homeschooling Spelling Geography Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teaching By Beverly Hernandez Homeschooling Expert Beverly Hernandez is a veteran homeschooler and the former administrator of a large independent study program. our editorial process Beverly Hernandez Updated June 24, 2019 This collection of summer-themed printables is perfect for kids on summer break from public school, homeschool, or private school who need something fun and educational to do. They also provide a low-key, educational activity for families who homeschool year round with a more relaxed summer schedule. Use the printables as part of an educational summer plan designed to prevent brain drain, to entertain restless travelers on the car ride to summer vacation destination, or as a rainy-day indoor activity. Summer Activity Ideas If you're looking for other fun summer ideas, try these: Summer reading programsCampsSummer Reading Lists for Kids and TeensSpecial summer programs at zoos, aquariums, and children's museumsKids Bowl FreeLearn a new skill such as knitting, cooking, or wood-workingGo to a drive-in movieHave water-gun warsHost an outdoor movie nightHave a backyard campoutSpend time stargazing Teens may want to use the summer to work, volunteer, or take classes to strengthen their college applications or job resumes. Don't feel that you need to be your children's entertainment coordinator during the summer months. No matter where they attend school during the year, you can alleviate boredom and encourage creativity during the summer (and all year long!) by creating a learning-rich environment. Keep creative play items handy and easily accessible, and make art and craft supplies available. 01 of 08 Summer Vocabulary Click here to print the Summer Vocabulary Sheet Most kids won't need a dictionary to define the summer-themed words on this just-for-fun vocabulary sheet. In this activity, they'll write each word from the word bank on the blank line next to its correct definition. If they need help with a few words, teach them how to use the process of elimination by defining the words they do know. Then, brainstorm the rest together or use the dictionary or Internet to define them. 02 of 08 Summer Wordsearch Click here to print the Summer Word Search All kids need is a pencil to complete this fun summer printable puzzle. Each summer-related word from the word bank can be found among the jumbled letters in the word find. 03 of 08 Summer Crossword Puzzle Click here to print the Summer Crossword Puzzle See if your kids can complete this crossword puzzle correctly. Each clue corresponds to a summer-themed word from the word bank. Fill in the puzzle based on the clues provided. 04 of 08 Summer Challenge Click here to print the Summer Challenge Let your kids take this Summer Challenge by choosing the correct summer-related word for each definition from among the four possible multiple choice answers. 05 of 08 Summer Alphabet Activity Click here to print the Summer Alphabet Activity If you have a child who has recently learned to alphabetize, don't let those skills slide this summer. Let your child practice with fun, summer-themed words. Children should write each word from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided. 06 of 08 Summer Visor Craft Click here to print the Summer Visor Page Make a simple summer sun visor. For best results, print on card stock. Children can cut the visor out along the solid line. Use a hole punch to cut out the holes for the string. Tie elastic string to visor, using enough to create a snug fit for your child's head. Alternately, you can use yarn or non-elastic string. Use two pieces, tying one end of each through each hole. Tie the other ends together in the back to fit your child's head. 07 of 08 At the Beach Word Search Print the pdf: At the Beach Word Search Whether you're headed to the beach or just daydreaming about it, kids will enjoy this word search puzzle featuring items you can find at the beach. Each beach-themed word from the word bank can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle. 08 of 08 Playing at the Beach Coloring Page Beverly Hernandez Click here to print the Playing at the Beach Coloring Page One can see a wide variety of bathing suit styles and colors at the beach. Print this coloring page so that your kids can learn a bit about the history of the one-piece bathing suit. If that intrigues them, spend some time learning about the history of bathing suits in general. Provide crayons or colored pencils and a writing surface to turn this into a quiet travel activity.