BIG List of Fun Summer Learning Resources {science, reading, activities + more!}

Summer Learning


Summer is just right around the corner, and I can’t wait. I’ve seen lots of summer bucket lists, and schoolwork is abounding, but this list combines the best of the two worlds: Summer Fun Educational Resources! The learning doesn’t have to stop for the summer fun to begin. Read on to find exactly what you need.

This Summer Holiday Planner will organize your family’s summer plans and activities, and if that is not your style, try this Summer Planning Printable instead.

Your child can use this Summer Learning Checklist and he will think it’s a ton of fun since it’s hands on too.

Summer Reading

Free Summer Reading Programs with Rewards for 2014

Summer Reading Programs including free prizes

Free Reading Logs and Book Marks

Fun Summer Reading Activities to encourage reading

Scholastic Summer Reading Program 

9 Good Beach Books for Kids

Summer Reading Games Printable


All About Reading Summer Reading Practice Printables for kids

Reading Bingo for Summer Prinatable

BJU Summer Reading Program- win a New Kindle Fire!

Kinetic Sight Word Activity…With a Beach Ball

Free Summer Reading Charts

Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Reading and Writing This Summer

Online books for children: free online storytime in multiple languages

Summer Arts and Crafts for Kids

Watermelon printing activity

Mess free sidewalk chalk recipe

How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

Ice Chalk Recipe

20 Do-It-Yourself Homemade Art Supplies

How to Make Easy Homemade Play Dough + 50 Play Doh Recipes and Ideas

Art + Science: Sun Prints

100+ Crafts For Kids

Kids’ Nature Art Activity: Painting With Plants!

Seashell Craft Ideas: Wall Hanging

Free How to Draw Beach Umbrellas Chalk Pastel Tutorial (scroll down for video tutorial)

Window Painting

Summer Activities for Kids

Digital Photography Ideas for Kids

Many Nature Study Activities Ideas

Ice Cream Game With Shaving Cream and Ice

Water Obstacle Course

Activities Ideas for Summer Learning, Ages 6-10

Summer Gardening with Kids

Create Cardboard Boats

10 Simple and Fun Summer Activities for Kids


10 Simple and Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Beach in a Bottle – A Summer Sensory Bottle

Summer Backyard Chalk Activities

How to make a backyard play tent (based on the tents of Vikings – an interesting detail for children who are into history and warriors.)

Driveway Shape Maze

Fun Water Games for Kids

Free Blank Summer Bucket Lists {have them create their own!}

200 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Spelling, Grammar, and  Writing

Foam Block Pool Spelling 

Writing Prompt Ideas to Inspire Young Writers

Summer Journal Printable Pack

ABC’s of Summer printable writing journal

Beach Fun Writing Prompts

Create a Word Families Flip Chart

Free My Book of Summer Words


Links to Math Readers

Math Olympics

Free Counting Change Worksheets

Free Math Worksheets: Numbers 1-5

Free File Folder Game Printables:  Birds Math Activity

Summer Theme Math for K-1

Floating Numbers – a FUN Number Recognition & Math Game

Summer Science

20 Summer Science Projects to beat summer boredom

Summer Space Themed Lesson Unit

Free Butterfly Resource Unit

Jump into Summer Science

11 Science Books for Hands-On Summer Reading Fun

Summer Science for Kids: Sun-upcycled crayons

50 Science Experiments that cost next to nothing

50 Science Experiments (that cost next to nothing)

How Bubbles Work & 20 Things to Do With Them

Firefly science for kids

Making a Worm Tower

What the Fizz?! Fizzy Science Fun

10 Summer Science Experiments

Nature Science Experiments {Solar S’mores}

Bible, Scripture, and Missions

Scripture Practice for Summer  and circle time activities

Psalm 100 Bible Copywork KJV

7 Ideas for At-home Summer Missions

Free Armor of God Copywork (KJV)

Free A to Z Scripture Copywork Printables

Road Trips, Vacation and Geography


Create Your Own Surf Board and beach themed printables

Vacation/Field Trip Notebooking Journals

DIY Roadtrip Activity Bags

Missions Themed Road Trip Activities for kids

Around the World in 60 Days Geography Printables

U is for USA Printable

Star Spangled Banner Printable


Learn A Little Bit in Every Subject

free dot marker printables

Top 10 Ways to Use Montessori Principles for Summer Learning

Free Summer Printables for Kids

Ocean Do-a-Dot Printables

Free Mermaid and Ocean Dot Marker Printables

Summer Bucket List Printable + 2 FREE Summer Activity Calendars

The Ultimate No Spend or Low Spend Bored Jar list

Free Farm Coloring Sheets

Farm Printable Pack (20-Pages)

Free Summer Fun Pack

My ABC’s of Summer {a FREE Printable Journal}

Summer Games and Activities Printable Pack

Beach Fun Printable Puzzle Unit

FREE Summer Pre-K/K Pack {Updated & Expanded}

Free Summer Unit Studies and Lapbooks

Free House for Hermit Crab Pack


Ice Cream Alphabet Match-up Game

BBQ ABC Printable Pack

Free BBQ Printable Pack

Summer Themed Printables Pack

Pre-K Summer Packet

How to Plan an Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt to Learn House Rules- Includes links to other great scavenger hunts!

TONS of additional Summer Learning Freebies {updated all Summer!}

Cooking in the Summer

10 Cool salads for Hot Summer Days

Easy Summer Dishes Fit for a Princess!

Easy Peel Hard “Boiled” Eggs


5 Easy Meals to make with Summer produce

Kid Friendly Meals that use summer produce

Slow Cooker Black Berry Jam

Top 10 Ways to Cook with Books with your Kids this Summer

10 Great Uses for Mint this Summer

Homemade Lemon Sorbet

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats

13 Salads to try this summer

100+ Ideas for Free and Frugal Summer Fun

And last year’s list of 100+ Ideas for Free and Frugal Summer Fun is still available with great ideas!


This post is by Jamerrill Stewart of!

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An Entire Homemaking Library for only $29.97… say what?!?

Get The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle--Hurry: Sale 6 Days Only! I am so so so excited to share this incredible library of resources with you! If you are like me you just want the details upfront and in a nutshell. So here it is: For 6 days only you can get a homemaking library (parenting, marriage, cleaning, cooking, personal spiritual growth, homeschooling etc.) of 78 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 audio files, 2 printable packs and $200 in bonus offers for only $29.97! That is a total value of almost $900 for $29.97. Read below for all the details and how you can purchase yours today!

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By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come.

Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase.

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I’m confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere — and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97!

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. This has been a popular request over the years and I’m excited to say it’s now available!

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it’s gone!

You get ALL THIS in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!

This huge wealth of information and guidance will be right there on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or Kindle, whenever you need it.

Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

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What are the Ultimate Homemaking Bonus Offers? ($200+ value)


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Ruth Schwenk

107 Ways to Save Your Family Money – BIG TIME!


 Most of us are forever on the look-out for additional ways to save our family money.  Here are over 107 ways to save your family money – BIG time!

Included in this list is everything from saving money on diapers, alternatives to traditional health insurance, 25 healthy foods for under one dollar, and so much more! Just click on the links below to find hundreds of dollars in additional savings.


6 Ways to Eat Real Food on a Beans and Rice Budget #budget #realfood

A list of foods that freezes well

dollar tree homeschool

How to Save Money on Kids Shoes

Best Hotel Room Deals On Priceline

What are your favorite tips and tricks to save your family money – BIG time? Share your ideas in the comments below!


Jamerrill Stewart,

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Plan to Eat Black Friday Weekend Sale

Plan to Eat Black Friday Weekend Sale

A few months ago I reviewed Plan to Eat here at The Better Mom.  Plan to Eat is a meal planning website that lets you plan everything yourself – then creates a shopping list for you based on the meals you plan!

Plan to Eat Black Friday Weekend Sale

We are excited to share with you Plan to Eat’s Black Friday Weekend sale that will start on November 29th and run through December 2nd.

This is their annual weekend sale where you can get 50% OFF your yearly subscription to Plan to Eat — even if you already have a subscription! That’s only $19.50 (or $1.60 a month) for a full year of organization, peace of mind, and healthy eating!  This is an AMAZING deal and one you don’t want to miss out on!

Mark your calendar for this 4 day sale! If you don’t already have an account with Plan to Eat you can try it free for 30 days. If you like it, log into your account at any time between November 29th and December 2nd and any renewal or purchase of a new annual subscription will be 50% off (no coupon code required).If you are already a subscriber and have been thinking about giving gift subscriptions to Plan to Eat, this is the best opportunity to buy unlimited gift subscriptions at only $15.50 each.  

Mark your calendar for this 4 day sale! Log into your account at any time between November 29th and December 2nd and any renewal or purchase of a new annual subscription will be 50% off (no coupon code required).

Many of you have subscriptions that will run out just a few weeks prior to this sale. Plan to Eat has extended all trials and yearly subscriptions that were scheduled to expire so that you can take advantage of this sale without interruption to your account. (Happy Thanksgiving!)

May your holidays be enjoyable, your household efficient, and your menu well planned.

Visit ( for more information.  You can check out the video below to learn more about this incredible meal planning service!


Angela, Mom with Heart

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