When Cassie and I first envisioned our summer program last November, we knew we wanted something well planned out. We’re both very busy moms and we need “grab and go” type materials. In my head I was picturing something like a homemade summer camp. Activities, crafts, books, snacks, and fun! We also wanted to make sure there was a learning aspect to it, so we decided to do a general review of the core subjects for each grade level.
Today I’m going to include the activities, crafts, snacks, books, and more! I’m going to link everything in this post as a visual and at the end you will find links to pdf lesson plans by age/grade level. There are some crafts and activities I’ve linked to that were not included in the lesson plans (probably due to space) so make sure to check them out! And if one of the links in the lesson plans isn’t for you, feel free to find a replacement!
1. B is for Beach
2. Seashell Ornaments
3. Sandcastle Craft
4. Handprint Ice Cream Craft
5. Sand Art
6. Starfish Craft
7. Make JB Snorkelson
8. Crayon Resist Beach Painting
9. Sand Art (with salt)
10. Seashell Craft
I truly believe that no lesson plan is complete with at least one snack suggestion. I try to find healthy options, but we enjoy our sweets too!
I’ve added the books in a widget simply to make it easier to get all the info you might need. I encourage you to check out the books at the library before purchasing!
In case there is a problem with the amazon carousel, here is a list of the books:
Clam-I-Am!: All About the Beach (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
The Berenstain Bears’ Seashore Treasure (I Can Read Book 1)
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea
What Lives in a Shell? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Curious George Goes to the Beach
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read)
Harry by the Sea
Nate The Great And The Boring Beach Bag (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Nate the Great Detective Stories (Prebound))