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5 Ways to Keep Minds Active Over Summer Vacation

Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 02:42 pm

Summer has arrived and students are ready for long pool days, family barbecues and trips to the shore.

Perhaps the only thing that students (and possibly parents) dread about summer is the required school summer reading. While I agree that it’s important to keep students’ minds active, sometimes the books on the required summer reading list can be, well, kind of boring. If you’re looking for fun ways to prevent summer brain drain, here are five summer activities to consider from Plymouth Rock:

  1. Create a summer scrapbook. Load it up with pictures and mementos from your favorite summer spots.
  2. Start a blog! Whether it’s skateboarding, music or your love of soccer, blogging is a great way to capture and share your passion about a subject. It also may be good for students applying for competitive internships.
  3. Make a bouquet. See how many different types of flowers you can find in your yard and local parks. Just be sure you’re not picking flowers that someone planted!
  4. Initiate family game night. Get your entire family motivated by setting aside one night a week as family game night. Play all summer long and try different games to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone. I recommend trying Catch Phrase; it’s fun and forces you to think fast.
  5. Read a book that interests you! Of course you should do this after the required reading is done. One of my favorite books is, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Plymouth Rock wants to know what summer activities keep your young minds busy? Share it with us in the comments.

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