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Animal Fun in Summer

I am going to do my best to follow and post a theme of activities each week to do during the summer.  These activities will include fun outdoor activities, crafts, reading/storytelling, and other learning ideas.
It is important to keep the mind fresh during summer break so kids are ready for school when it is time to go back.

I am not taking it too heavy on the learning side, I want summer to be a fun time for exploring and play.  I still want the kids to look forward to summer break.

This is the first year I am trying a 'plan' during the summer.  I will be posting our activities here and other activities on my Facebook page Big Energy Little Learners.

I hope you get inspired!

Here are our activities for week 4:


Animals are always something kids are interested in learning or hearing about.  There is only so much you can learn about an animal but that learning can get more detailed.   Children like to mimic animals and are sometimes bored with details.  This week we didn't focus much on detail, more on play.

Here is a list of links to the animal activities we did this week: 

Puppy Puppets

Walking Dogs

Felt Monkeys

Head to Toes

How to Draw a Dog

Animal Bath

Animal Habitats

Guess The Animal Sound

Animal Yoga

Stuffed Animal Play

Clothespin Pony

On the learning side: 

We unscrambled sentences together again

And fixed what was wrong in some other sentences

We talked about animal facts and the rest was play! 

This week of Animals could go so many different ways!  I started with an outline but took it in another direction.  This could go in the direction of specific animals such as cats, birds, or dogs like ours.  It can also be specific to a region such as rain forest, desert, or ocean.  There are many summer activities to do with all of the themes that can go along with animals! 

I would love to read about what you are doing this summer! 


  1. That appears so seemless, I'm sure it isn't - parenting isn't. I love the ideas though! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Swinging by from Meandering Mondays!


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