7. Take Nature Hikes

Nature hikes are amazing all year round, but especially in the summer. Everything is so ripe, green, and gorgeous. This is another activity that benefits from a journal, because your kid can keep track of new plants, animals, and insects spotted during your works.

Have them sketch new creatures, press leaves, and identify different flowers and things. It's a great way to bond, and definitely comes in handy at school.

You can really cut down on the amount your kids will have to review when they get back to school. Keeping them sharp over summer can even help them get ahead. What do you like to do to encourage learning during school breaks?

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