Easy Summer Education Ideas + Free Crossword Puzzle 

It’s officially summer which means I’m excited to share another free printable from Education.com with you!! Your kids will love practicing their spelling skills in this fun and free under the sea crossword activity! Visit Education.com for more learning resources, games, and worksheets.

If you missed the spring post, it was all about learning to read and included a ‘matching’ activity…you can find that HERE. 

And before I forget, you totally need to go enter the contest that education.com has going on right now. It’s called the Limitless Learners Contest, and it’s for kids entering K-5th for the 2019-2020 school year. If you want to encourage your kids to think about what education means to them while also entering for the chance to win money toward their education, you can click HERE to go to their contest details page to learn more and enter.  

Alright…now back to the post! If you are newer around here, you may not know that I am not your typical mom blogger. I am working full time outside the home, so my blog is NOT the place to find amazing homeschool-quality, themed learning activities. However, that does NOT mean that I don’t care about my kids’ education! While I may not do elaborate sensory bins (ok, I have NEVER done a sensory bin!), I still can find easy and fun ways for my kids to learn and grow even during the summer months.

1.Walk to the park

There’s so much to learn on a walk to the park! You can sing your ABCs. You can talk about the weather. On those days where the moon is out during the day, you can discuss that. You can name the animals you see. You can find leaves and pine cones. You can turn almost anything into learning on a walk to the park!

2. Dollar Tree workbooks

You guys. The Dollar Tree knows what’s up. My 5 year old loves to do the workbooks they sell. My MIL grabbed some and they were a hit–and not super time-consuming either. If you have a few minutes, you can do a page. If you have 20 minutes, you can really settle in and get major learning done.

3. Let them do art!

If you want an easy way for your young kids to practice early writing skills, bust out the art supplies. Before we can form letters, we have to learn to scribble, right? Art is also the perfect creative outlet–my daughter loves to do “art projects” and comes up with some really creative things. She’s thinking up a plan and then executing it and solving problems that come up in the meantime. 

Okay, like I said, I’m no Pinterest or homeschool mom. If you want more resources and learning opportunities, just be sure to head to education.com!

Don’t forget to print the free activity below 🙂


If you’ve got some summer learning tips for me, could you leave them in the comments for me?

Want a free crossword puzzle worksheet for your kids this summer? Need a couple easy ways to help your young kids discover new things and learn all season long? Want to hear about a contest where the winner receives money toward education? I’ve got you covered in today’s blog post.

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About Me

I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.

I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.

I am a wife and mama of two, just trying to keep everyone decently happy and content. I love scrapbooking, reading, the elusive date night, and iced coffees.
I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.