Summer Learning Made Fun! *Giveaway*

I know Summer is fun, we need a break, the kids need a break, I get that! But as a parent and teacher I don't want my kids to be sitting in front of a screen for three months doing nothing to use the great minds that they have! While I know many parents do awesome things with their kids through out the summer some are still working and their kids are with baby sitters or at day care. So while I don't want to overwhelm students or families with lots of summer work to do I think it's great to give them a little something that they can do once a day that will keep their minds working and thinking about reading, writing, and math!

Carson Dellosa has a great solution! The Original Summer Bridge Activities!!
I was excited to review their 4-5th grade set and loved what I found! I think you will too!! Here's a peek at some of the things I really love about it......
 The front of the book has a reading list to help kids find some great books they may want to read over the summer, both fiction and non-fiction!
It is broken up into three sections, one for each month of vacation. Each section starts with a place to record goals for the month! I love that parents and kids can talk about what they want to accomplish and it gives the kids something to aim for.
The activities are short but very focused on key skills for the grade level you need! Each day has an activity for either math or reading. There's a great variety and lots of colorful images to break up the actual work!
I really like the variety of activities, each day it's something new! Some day's there are little fitness flashes (it says get up and do 10 jumping jacks ect.) or fun facts added to keep it interesting!
At the end of each section there are "bonus activities" that are fun hands on learning opportunities for kids and parents to work together. This is one where they construct a "backbone" out of toilet paper tubes! Fun, easy, and includes both parents and child!! LOVE IT!!
In the back of the book there are flash cards, all you have to do is cut them out and they are ready to use! There's also an answer key and stickers so parents can correct the work and reward the child when they meet their goals!
Finally there is a certificate you can give your child at the very end when they have completed the entire book! Something to work for!
The pack also came with some fun surprises for outdoor fun, a little pair of sunglasses, a small beach ball, and a jump rope! You could use these as rewards or incorporate them into the activities. Jump rope while you recite words or toss the ball while you recall math facts!
These cool pencils change color when you hold them, and the fish shaped note pad could be used for activities as well! Write your facts on them, or leave special notes to your child each day on them!

I was really excited to check out the online companion and it is amazing! You can access assessments, more workbook activities, and fun interactive games!
You can give your kids screen time that is fun and educational!!
I can't wait to use The Summer Bridge Activities with my kids this summer, I think they will love it and  it will be easy for me to keep track of!

And now you have the chance to win a set of your own! Use the raffle copter below to enter! The winner will choose the grade level they need! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
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  1. I'd love the Kindergarten set!

  2. I definitely agree with you - kids need to keep stretching their brains during the summer!

    What wonderful books - I would love the 4th-5th book!

    Joy in the Journey

  3. The first grade set! My kids would love this!
    Teaching in the Valley

  4. This looks like a great summer learning activity for my kids! I'd like the first grade set if I win!


  5. I would love the first grade set!

  6. My first graders would love this and so would their parents!

  7. This looks awesome - my 3rd & 4th graders NEED this!!

  8. I am a special education teacher so would be happy with 1st or 2nd grade. Thank you!!!!

  9. I would love any grade. I teach K-5.

  10. I am a special education teacher and would like 2 or 3rd grade. Thank you, this looks like so much fun!

  11. I'm a looping teacher so I would like 2nd or 3rd. This looks very kid-friendly and inviting!

  12. I would like the first grade one.

  13. I am a language arts teacher for grades 1-3 - I think I might like second or third grade. :)
    Julene Hoffman

  14. Oh I love this! I teach Special Education for grades 3 and 4 so I would love 2-3 or 3-4. :-)

  15. I would like the 1st - 2nd grade set. Thanks!

  16. These are great! I would love the 2-3 book; thanks for the giveaway:)!


  17. I would love grade 6 or 7....thank you

  18. I've always been interested in trying these! I would love grade 3!

  19. I would love the first grade set!
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