Top summer holiday activities for primary

Sian Evans
19th July 2018
primary school book outdoors during summer holidays

Imaginative challenges, activity packs and creative ideas to stimulate summer learning

School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that children stop learning! Whether they are experiencing natural learning environments or understanding more about the world by taking part in fun, engaging challenges, there are always opportunities to develop skills that they have learnt over the academic year. So, what are you waiting for? Check out this hand-picked selection of activities and share them with your class today.

Cookery Cards

For those who still value the importance of cooking with children! Three receipes whch can be laminated and used time after time. They are pictoral as well as having written instructions so are suitable for all ages.
By adele1968

Design a Dream Holiday

End of term fun activity. Kids are able to design each stage of their own dream holiday. Could be extended to use internet and books to research their chosen destinations.
By MissDenyer

Key Stage 1 End of year Summer Activity Booklet - 30 pages - Colour and Black & White

A 30 page booklet of summer-themed activities aimed at 5-7 year olds.
There are a mixture of numeracy, literacy, phonics and general knowledge activities perfect for children to use at the end of the summer term. Children can work independently on the activities or they could be used as part of a whole lesson.

There is a colour and black & white version of the booklet included in the price.

A fun booklet of activities for an enjoyable end to the year.

PDF file format.

You might be interested in the version of this booklet for using over the summer holidays or for home education:

By Blossoming Minds

Summer Writing Task Cards

With 100 Summer Themed Prompts, these Summer Writing Task Cards will keep all students from any age range engaged and excited to write about summer. Included in this resource are both picture prompts and written prompts. These can also be used as extension work for early finishers or as a challenge to your more able students in class. They could even be sent home in the summer.
By Rachel O Donnell

Wildlife Detective: Make an animal tracker

Find out what has been out at night while you’ve been fast asleep!

Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions.

For more instructions on how to make things for investigating nature; including pond dipping nets, a pooter and a sweep net look at our web-site

Summer Reading Challenge

A super reading challenge to keep children engaged with their reading books over the long holiday. A full set of instructions, 48 different activities to try, from redesigning the book's cover, to making a den and reading in it.
Also included is a bar chart to help the children log their progress (every activity has a points value).
All you need to do is supply some paper (and possibly a folder) encourage them to read, bribe them with a small prize and then off they go!
By smithy123

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