Make Every Day A Learning Experience {Part 2}

June 17, 2019

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Kids need to continue to learn during the summer. But since it is summer, kids don’t want to be taught. The best way to get kids learning is to get them learning without them knowing that they are learning. I recently shared ideas to get kids learning, reading and exploring in the other article about making every day a learning experience. Here are more ways to get kids learning…

Kids are active during the summer. Whether you are spending your time at the beach, poolside, at a lake or even just a park, there are so many things that can be used as learning experiences for kids.

learning experiences for kids OVER THE SUMMER

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At the beach: Have kids look for different types of shells. Bring the shells home to see what kind they are. Talk about where that animal lived in the ocean, what layer and what it is like in that part of the ocean. Kids can draw pictures of the animal or the ocean.

At the Pool: How long can you hold your breath underwater? Why is it hard to sit at the bottom of the pool? Why is the water clear but it is hard to see when you open your eyes underwater? What does chlorine do in a pool? Why is it easier to do a handstand in the pool but hard on land? These kinds of things get kids excited because not only are they getting hands-on experience, it will be something that comes to mind every time they are at the pool.

At the Lake:  What type of animals live in the lake? What type of water is in the lake? Is it a natural lake or man-made? Just like at the beach see what type of shells or stones you can find and have the kids find out what it is.

At the Park: Have the kids look around. What can they see? What type of trees are around? Are the leaves different from one tree to another? Are there birds in the trees? Are the bird’s camouflaged? A great way to help kids see the leaves and the birds and anything else that might be around the park is to use Discovery Binoculars. The binoculars are made for kids ages 5 and up. Since they are made for kids, they are built sturdier than the adult versions. These binoculars feature 6x magnification and 35mm objective lenses. The field of vision is adjustable, and it has a build in compass in front of the eyepiece. With a plastic carry case and a strap to hold them, these binoculars are perfect for kids.

As kids explore, make it a learning experience. It will keep them from the summer slide and you might just find a new passion for learning in your child.

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  • Martina Pichova June 17, 2019 at 10:36 am

    A week in Cornwall exploring the seaside.

  • Sally Collingwood June 17, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Lots of trips to the countryside and forest

  • Tracy Nixon June 17, 2019 at 11:12 am

    A week on the Isle of Arran!

  • Richard Hill June 17, 2019 at 11:15 am


  • Elaine Savage June 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    we will have several trips to the rare breeds farm nearby

  • Peter Watson June 17, 2019 at 11:35 am

    We are taking my granddaughter to visit the Broads and to tick off all the birds,insects and reptiles she encounters.

  • Jesse Partington June 17, 2019 at 11:50 am

    An introduction to birdwatching.

  • Catherine Bullas June 17, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Lots of walks looking for animal tracks and fossils.

  • Jodie Green June 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    we have lots of visits planned, mainly castles as my children have developed a real interest in them. we also live close by Cannock Chase so we love to take nature walks there too

  • Keith Embleton June 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    La palma island

  • Solange June 17, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    We are off to Turkey and will make sure we visit the ancient sites and historical ruins.

  • Kathleen marsden June 17, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    We’re going to Cannock Chase to see how many deer we can spot

  • Mido June 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    We are off to Turkey and will make sure we visit the ancient sites and historical ruins.

  • Sandra Fortune June 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Exploring rock pools at the seaside and things on the beach plus forest walks

  • ADEINNE TONNER June 17, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    We are going to go to some museums so that should be great for learning and having fun.

  • Ritchie Dee June 17, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Nature walks

  • S.Otoole June 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Out to the countryside with the grandchildren, bird spotting deer spotting and looking for different insects

  • iain maciver June 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    a trip round scotland western isles

  • stephen holman June 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    lots of sunny walks in North Yorkshire! the binoculars would be great for the kids to spot the deer or red kites that we often see!(as well as the sheep and cows!!)

  • Katie June 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Going to West Midlands Safari Park and learning about the animals

  • Nathan June 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    We are going to go glamping! Maybe get some time to visit the beach too!

  • Dawn Samples June 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Trips to farms and national parks for my children to learn about animals and wildlife x

  • Katie B June 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Lots of trips to the beach and in the woods whenever it’s sunny! We like to get out as much as we can!

  • Lorraine Williams June 17, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Out and about in the countryside for walks and wildlife spotting.

  • Kim Styles June 17, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    We will soon be going to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

  • fiona waterworth June 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    We are going to the rydale folk museum and eden camp, both will teach my children abou their history, one is village life the other is about WW1 andWW2

  • Laura Pritchard June 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    It might be a bit ambitious to say we’re having ‘learning adventures’ – as I’m a single working mum, I’ll mostly be palming the kids off with anyone I can so I can save a little holiday for October half term & Christmas! But we are going on holiday to Northern Ireland 🙂

  • Troy Easton June 17, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    To the rock pools and learn about different creatures.

  • Samantha O'D June 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    We are planning, a trip to the seaside, sealife centre, local museum and art gallery

  • Emma G June 17, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    A week in north Wales and trips to the beach

  • Susie Wilkinson June 17, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Lots of long dog walks along our local river bank spotting the wildlife

  • Carrie-Anne Brown June 17, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    going rock pooling and learning all the different marine life that lives there

  • Anthony Harrington June 17, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    we are hoping to take our little Grandson to Hastings to do The Battle Of Hastings 1066 trail

  • Margaret Clarkson June 18, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Local museums.

  • Ursula Hunt June 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    We are going to visit Hadrians wall

  • Susan Smith June 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

    We are going up to Scotland camping, so should be great fun, new experience, plenty to see and do, and fresh air and exercise

  • Pauline Hill June 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    teaching swimming

  • Lydia Joy June 18, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    We’re going to the Natural History Museum in Oxford as it’s free and super fun. Well also be doing lots of woodland exploration

  • Natalie Burgess June 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    We have a nature trail booked at our local forest centre xx

  • Nigel Soper June 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Another visit back to the Ashmolean museum

  • Rich Tyler June 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Camping in school holidays

  • ro day June 19, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    we are going center parks so lots of exploring there

  • Julia Kerr June 19, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Plenty of trips to the library for us over the summer

  • judy kennedy June 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

    West cork we are going to try and whale watch if we are lucky

  • Rachel Butterworth June 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    We were given a bird guide book by my neighbour, so we’ll try a bit of spotting. The kids also wanted to make a nature journal by collecting different leaves, flowers and plants, pressing them and than sticking them in a book.

  • laura milton June 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    We have lots of outdoor activities this summer so hopefully the weather stays nice! We are planning a few weekend camping trips, trips to the beach and a boat tour of a local island we keep wanting to do!

  • Sarah Kirby June 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Living on the coast we have lots of outdoor trips. We regularly take the bug traps out when walking, and we go rock pooling.

  • katrina walsh June 23, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    We will be going on a bug watching outing where we note ( but don’t disturb) all the creepy crawlies we see

  • Ruth Harwood June 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

    we’re driving up to the highlands on a whim, staying in random places and exploring the cairngorns for 2 weeks xx

  • Christopher Read June 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    A trip to the beach to build sandcastles and collect shells

  • Rebecca Nisbet June 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Im still trying to sort out childcare around days off, work and what husband and family can do, then i will plan what adventures we can get up to

  • Jo m welsh June 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    We are going to the lakes so lots of exploring and learning there.

  • Rachael Sexey June 30, 2019 at 9:20 am

    We are visiting Wales so we will have lots of adventures there

  • JULIE WARD June 30, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Up to the park where there is everything for the grandchildren, a great nature trail, different flowers, squirrels etc

  • Lorna Ledger July 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Stoney Clouds, which is a nature reserve near where we live it’s so nice

  • kris mc July 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

    We are planning lots of nature walks

  • claire griffiths July 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    plenty of walks and a few day trips

  • lynn neal July 4, 2019 at 11:12 am

    We will be bug hunting checking out the names of what we find and drawing them!

  • Dean T July 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Trip to Cornwall, they can learn to surf and rockpool!

  • Rebecca Whatmore July 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Trips to a wildlife park that teaches about endangered species

  • Alison Johnson July 4, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Visit to the local country park, they have a nature trail there.

  • Matthew Day July 5, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Trip to CentreParcs to learn more about the outdoors.

  • Leanne Perrett July 5, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    we are taking our two boys to the safari park this summer

  • sarah parker July 5, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    camping with the family 🙂

  • Lindsey Stuart July 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    We are going to be upcycling old tins, painting them and potting some flowers, feeding our wildlife (hedgehogs and our garden squirrel) Happy Summer 🙂

  • Adrian Price July 6, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    lots of wood land walks

  • Diana July 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Teaching my daughters to ride their bikes 🙂

  • Sue Carter July 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    We have a couple of long weekend camping trips planned

  • LYNDA DICKIE July 6, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    exploring on the beach with our 3 year old 🙂

  • janine atkin July 6, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    we’re going to The Deep to look at the fish

  • Heli L July 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    A visit to the Natural History Museum is on top of my list. Also trips to the park to look for minibeasts.

  • Justine Meyer July 6, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Lots of days out but not sure where yet

  • Nikki Easton July 6, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    We are off rock pooling in cromer and I cannot wait! The kids will hopefully find and learn so much. Nature is the best

  • paula cheadle July 7, 2019 at 5:39 am

    plenty of day trips, to see castles, the beach on different towns

  • Susan b July 7, 2019 at 5:47 am

    We like to take the bus or train to places we haven’t visited before and spend the day looking at the sights including buildings, parks and landmarks.

  • Sam Cornford July 7, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Camping in Paignton, we are going to explore the beautiful Devon countryside

  • Linda Ford July 7, 2019 at 8:32 am

    We are going on a mini British City tour, to see the sites!

  • Jo Hutchings July 7, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Lots of exploring and enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Carol Boffey July 7, 2019 at 9:52 am

    great giveaway

  • Lucy Carter July 7, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Lots of trips to National Trust properties

  • Denise walton July 7, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Lots of walks and trips to local parks etc

  • Kim Neville July 7, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Exploring different parks and farms, holiday in Greece

  • Jeanette Leighton July 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Learning about nature and a visit to birdworld to learn about birds

  • Rebecca Smith July 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    mini beast searching! my kids love to look out for them and learn lot’s of facts

  • Catherine Gregory July 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Taking my 21 month old to the zoo to help with his animals and sounds and trips to the beach too

  • Susan Willshee July 7, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    we are planning a walk along the canalside to look out for wildlife. Also, our local council mows our small local park in such a way as to leave plenty of long grass for the insects. Leo loves trying to spot bees and Daisy always insists on telling us all what the bees are doing in the flowers.

  • ellie spider July 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    We are lucky as we live in Cardiff – we get free entry to Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales, St Fagans etc and we have plans to visit all of them – we will also do a local wildnerness trail and within walking distance of our house is the taff trail which has nature trails and bird hides

  • Sam Parkes July 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Days out at the beach exploring the beach and rockpools

  • Jade Jones July 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    we are going for some nice family walks along local trails and the local canal etc with the 2 girls and dog before our daughter is born and intend to try our hand at spotting as many different types of animal as we can

  • Rachel Craig July 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Swimming. Drama. Dance.

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