Last week I wrote a post, Using Wonder to Engage Children Over the Summer and Monday hosted #WonderChat on Twitter about engaging children in wonder over the summer months. During the chat I shared many websites and ideas that would not only be helpful in engaging children of all ages in Wonder, but would engage them in a fun, interactive and educational way. Below are some great websites and links. All summer activities are from EDSITEment!, ARTSEDGE, readwritethink, ScienceNetLinks and Wonderopolis.
Reading and Writing
Tackle the Summer Reading List Together (Grades 4-8)
- #226 How Can You Become a Better Reader?
- #340 How Many Different Ways Can You Read?
- #611 Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover?
Write Summer Alphabet Books (Grades K-2)
Summer Trading Cards (Grades 2-8)
Poetic Memories of Summer (Grades 2-8)
Summer Superheroes (Grades 3-8)
Hit the Beach With Lauren Myracle (Grades K-5)
- #299 Why Are They Called “Flip-Flops”?
- #325 Is Taffy Really Made With Salt Water?
- #434 Where Does Sea Glass Come From?
Follow the Word Trail: Organize a Treasure Hunt (Grades 3-8)
Delicious Summer Treats (Grades K-5)
Cooking and Creating in the Kitchen (Grades K-2)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Grades K-5)
Lunar Cycle 1 (Grades K-5)
All Systems Are Go! (Grades 3-8)
A Touch of Class (Grades 3-8)