4th Grade Summer Activities and Ideas

Summer Activities and Ideas
          This summer, enrich your time off with these fun ideas and activities.

Summer Reading
Summer Reading Lists
These links highlight some favorite books that many incoming 5th graders will enjoy.

What We Do All Day – 5th Grade Reading List
http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/5th-grade-summer-reading-list/

 GoodReads – 5th Grade Summer Reading List
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/36230.5th_Grade_Summer_Reading_List

Great Schools - Favorite books for 5th graders
http://www.greatschools.org/gk/book-lists/favorite-books-for-fifth-graders/

We also have 15 books that our teachers recommend.

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
  2. Charlotte’s Web
  3. The Secret Garden
  4. The Percy Jackson Series
  5. Wonder
  6. Picture of Hollis Woods
  7. Matilda
  8. Shiloh
  9. Queen Sugar
  10. Bud, Not Buddy
  11. The Cricket in Times Square
  12. James and the Giant Peach
  13. Sadko and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  14. The Invention of Hugo Cabnet
  15. Island of the Blue Dolphin

 
Writing Frog
Summer Writing Prompts

This PDF contains dozens of writing ideas to sharpen your literary skills.

Found at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/2010/online_writing/writing_prompts/gr_5_writing_prompts.pdf


Science
Science Activities for the Home

Here are 50 science experiments that you can do with things in your own home.

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-using-household-stuff


More Educational Activties
More Educational Activities
This is a great list of 25 activities that are fun and educational.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev073.shtml

 Summer Programs
Local Programs

Dauphin County Library Site – check out free events and reading programs!
https://www.dcls.org/

City of Harrisburg – Parks and Recreation Summer Programs
http://harrisburgpa.gov/department-of-community-and-economic-development/parks-and-recreation/#1485973494002-0-8

Central Penn Parent – 2017 Summer Camp Guide

https://www.centralpennparent.com/directorylisting/summer-camps-guide/

Things to do in Harrisburg with kids
https://www.familydaysout.com/kids-things-to-do-usa/harrisburg/pa


Educational Links
Links

These links will take you to free sites that provide educational games and activities.

Weebly – online, interactive, educational games in every subject
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/

StudyJams – Math and science videos
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/

Sumdog – Math & ELA standards aligned adaptive learning for grades K-8
https://www.sumdog.com

Duolingo – Learn a language for free (also an app for mobile devices)
https://www.duolingo.com/

Typing.com – Learn & Teach Typing, Free
https://www.typing.com/

BrainPOP – Animated educational site for kids in every subject
https://www.brainpop.com/

Soft School – Free, printable worksheets for math, language arts, and more!
http://www.softschools.com/