By- Erika Semprun

Can’t think of any fun activities to do with your students or children throughout summer vacation? Santillana’s got you covered!

Keep reading for six tips on how to make this summer exciting and educational…

1. Follow a Fun Recipe: Cook or Bake Something Delicious

There are dozens of sweet and savory recipes on the internet that are easy to follow and are sure to be delicious! Cooking and baking is a clever way to keep children on their toes, and let’s face it—who doesn’t want a plate of warm cookies or a slice of homemade pizza?

2. Take a Trip to the Local Library

Have you taken a trip to your local library lately? Most libraries across the U.S. offer a wide and wonderful variety of both adult fiction and children’s literature. You can also look for listings of dozens of summer activities hosted by the library!

3. Get Crafty

What kid doesn’t like to get messy? Hand your child or student a paintbrush or a couple of markers and crayons and get to crafting! Painting and drawing are a great way to develop creativity and individuality and have some fun in the process!

4. Play Board Games

There are dozens of educational board games on the market for children of all ages. Cranium Cadoo, What’s Gnu?, Hiss, and Memory are some classic fan favorites. These games are a great way to develop critical thinking, reading, and mathematical skills, and they are also extremely fun to play!

5. Create Fun Prompts to Develop Writing Skills

Journaling is always a great idea to develop grammar, writing, and reading skills—and it doesn’t have to be boring! There are dozens of topics that children will love: superheroes, animals, sports, summer, carnivals, dancing, and so many others. Coming up with engaging prompts is a great way to get your children or students to express themselves and enjoy writing!

6. Garden

Gardening is a fun and clever way to keep children active! Not only is it great exercise, gardening also improves focus and memory, while building confidence.

Are you ready to make this an unforgettable summer for your little ones? Try out these activities!

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