I wanted to highlight a few ways students can continuing engaging with words during summer break. The summer vocabulary worksheets included in this article are great to share with parents/guardians. Additionally, these free printable worksheets are wonderful to use with kids in academic summer camps and recovery programs.
7 Printable Summer Vocabulary Worksheets
#1 Summer Social Media Challenge
Encourage students to keep track of their vocabulary moments this summer with a Social Media Summer Challenge! With this summer vocabulary worksheet students will record the vocabulary words they spot during their break and then share them on social media.
#2 Color Your Words Activity
One of my very favorite activities for young and old alike is to have students color a page and label the items and actions on the page with vocabulary words. With this summer vocabulary worksheet, students will color and label the drawings with vocabulary words and phrases to build visual meaning.
#3 Build Your Own Sundae
The truth is, nothing goes better together than summer and ice cream. The only possible problem with this summer vocabulary worksheet is that students may not be content with making fake ice cream sundaes and may need to eat their own after they finish writing about their paper ones.
With this delicious vocabulary activity students will concoct and assemble delectable ice cream sundaes based on vocabulary words!
#4 You've Got Mail
This summer vocabulary worksheet is a great way to end the year and/or send students home with a great way to keep practicing their vocabulary over the summer.
With this activity students will decorate the front of postcards with scenes from imaginary vacations, and on the back, write about their "vacations" using as many vocabulary words as possible
#5 Pinterest Vocabulary Board Activity
I love Pinterest, as I’m sure many of you and your students do. Since kids are browsing favorite Pinterest ideas anyway, ask them to create a specific Pinterest vocabulary board that links recipes, tips, clothes, quotes, and so on, to vocabulary words. What a great visual way to enhance vocabulary knowledge! If you don't want your students on Pinterest, you can download the summer worksheet for students to create their boards with clipart and drawings.
#6 Ten Quick Writing Prompts
This summer, keep students writing and using vocabulary words with writing prompts! With this summer vocabulary worksheet, students will have a list of writing prompts to answer. Encourage students to incorporate at least two vocabulary words into each of their quick write responses so you can assess their word knowledge. When the writing prompts run out, have learners create their own!
#7 Create a Vocabulary Playlist
When I think of my students enjoying summer break, I can't help but hear summer soundtracks playing in my head. I can guarantee that students are listening to music whether they are by the pool, driving in the car to a vacation destination, or working a summer job.
With this summer worksheet, students will make mnemonic connections to words and definitions by simply linking a vocabulary word to a favorite relevant song. The downloadable vocabulary playlist is an easy way to engage students in thinking critically about tough words.