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 2021- August 2021) in color and black, white along with 3 resource sheets, and 3 tracking 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 are perfect for families or classrooms with preschoolers through grade 1!
Each week a theme is introduced with a wonderful children’s book. If the main title is unavailable, there are three alternative book ideas each week. Then, there are 5 easy to do activities included with each theme. Activities include literacy, math, art, science, and gross motor ideas. Choose to do as many as you want to fit your schedule.
Here is a look at just one sample week.
Featured book: Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Alternate books: Puddles by Jonathan London, No Jumping on the Bed by Tedd Arnold, or Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
- Count how many time you can jump in a row. Then count by 2s, 5s, or 10s
- Name all the animals that you can think of that jump.
- Jump in a puddle. You may need a hose to help if there are no nature made puddles.
- Explore a jumping colors activity.
- Draw five lines on the sidewalk with chalk. Practice jumping over the lines.
You get all of these wonderful resources for just $3!
****PLEASE NOTE: If you have already purchased the 2020-2021 School Year Book Based Calendars, this set is included. No need to purchase this additional set for the summer.
After your purchase, you will immediately be able to download and then print the black and white or color calendars, 3 resource sheets, and 3 tracking sheets. There are a total of 17 pages including instructions.
“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. The 2021-2022 calendars will be released in July 2021. Sign up for our FREE newsletter to learn about them as soon as they are available.