Looking for great books to read and fun summer activities to do with the kids? Or, do you need something to send home with students over the summer break? Try these printable book-based summer activity calendars. The calendars are full of book suggestions and fun activities to do as a family or class.
Are they right for you?
They are perfect for:
- teachers to send home with students for the summer.
- librarians to pass out to patrons.
- families who want to enjoy great books and do simple themed activities at home.
The set includes 3 calendars (June – August) in color and black and white along with 3 resource sheets. Families can hang the calendar on the refrigerator each month and take the resource sheet with them to the library to gather the books for the month.
The calendars do not have dates so they can be reused year after year!
The calendars are perfect for families or classrooms and are available in three age bands- toddler, preschool-prek, and kindergarten.
Each week a theme is introduced with a wonderful children’s book. If the main title is unavailable, there are two-four alternative book ideas each week. Then, there are 5 easy to do activities included with each theme. Activities include literacy, math, art, science, SEL, fine motor and/or gross motor ideas. Choose to do as many as you want to fit your schedule.
Here is a look at just one sample week from the preschool-prek set.
Featured book: These Bees Count! by Formento
Alternate books: Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book Britta Teckentrup, Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski, The Hidden Rainbow by Christie Matheson, or The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
- Take a walk and look up high and look down low for bees.
- Try some local honey.
- Paint a picture of a bee.
- Brainstorm some words that rhyme with bee.
- Buzz like a bee if these words have the same first sound- bee/bear, sun/hive, pollen/purple.
You get all of these wonderful resources for just $2 a set!
Just click on the button below of the set you would like to purchase. There are three choices- Toddler, Preschool-PreK, and Kindergarten.
After your purchase, you will immediately be able to download and then print the black and white calendars and 3 resource sheets, and 3 tracking sheets.
“Two thumbs up for the summer literacy calendar! Great content – thanks for making this summer a little easier for me.” -Ellen
Enjoy exploring great books and summer activities with young children!
P.S. You can also get the school year calendars NOW too.—> Book Based Activity Calendars for the School Year