5-6 yrs (kindergarten) 6-8 yrs (primary) 9-11 yrs (elementary) Activities PreK 3-5 yrs (preschool)

Sweet Summertime

A few weeks ago I asked students what they were most excited about for summer. Many said the beach, or the pool, but there were also a majority of students who said camping! Did you know that June is National Camping Month? Take advantage of the warm days and cool nights with family members, friends, and/or your favorite stuffed animals, and spend a night under the stars! Below are some ideas to help kick off that summer fun. 

  1. Get outside! Go for a hike and explore the nature around you. Not sure where to go? Check out your local listings. Things to consider and bring:
    1. Sunblock
    2. Bug spray
    3. Water 
    4. Proper shoes
    5. Healthy snacks that are easy on the go such as Nutri-Grain bars or mixed nuts
  2. Gone fishing? Is there a local stream, lake, or pond near you that you can fish at? Grab a rod and some worms and have your try at fishing. Don’t have a fishing rod? Try making your own fishing rod
  3. Pitch a tent! Set up a tent outside and take some blankets, pillows, and flashlights for a night of fun.
  4. Enjoy a campfire. If you are able to build a campfire, make some smores, and share stories together.
  5. Build a project! If you can’t have a campfire consider making your own Solar Smores Box! This is a great activity for the kids and a way for them to extend their brainpower even after school is out for the summer. 

It doesn’t have to cost you money to have fun in the summer. We hope a few of these ideas enrich your child’s experiences. Happy memory making!

Age Levels: 

  • PreK 3-5 yrs (preschool)
  • 5-6 yrs (kindergarten)
  • 6-8 yrs (primary)
  • 9-11 yrs (Elementary)




Parent-Led Activity



Lauren McNeely


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Credit: on 6/2/2021

By Lauren McNeeley

Hi Everyone! I am so excited that you found our page! My name is Lauren McNeely and I am a recent Post Baccalaureate and Masters graduate in Early Childhood Education. My first degree is in business where I spent 8 years in the Finance industry. Numbers and money are still my things; however, I am excited to share this knowledge with young kiddos and get them excited to learn about life! I am a new teacher to the field and feel I have found my true calling. I have worked with several incredible individuals on projects intertwining social-emotional learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and STEM inside the classroom.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two chocolate labs Whiskey, and Hunter and our cat, Tobi. We have a little one on the way which makes me even more excited about this endeavor. Helping YOU and YOUR children! Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to having you alongside us.

- BSA Business Management, West Virginia University
- M.Ed. Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Millersville University

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