As you head into the summer months, many parents are looking for activity ideas for the long school-free days. An excellent resource for you is a list of disability friendly activity resources which you can find at this link.
Utah Parent Center Summer Activities Resource ~ www.utahparentcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Summer-Activities-List-2016-Version.pdf
Even though school is out, learning can still be a part of your child’s summer without the classroom. One fun way to keep learning going during the summer is to start your own 4H club. 4H offers over 30 different clubs with curriculum you simply download. Clubs include things like coding, sewing, geology, dog clubs, aquicluture, photography, arts and crafts, fitness, robotics, and much more! Some clubs also offer kits you and your club can borrow and use. Being part of a 4H club is a great way to teach leadership skills, social skills, science , math and the experience of being part of a team. To learn more visit: http://utah4h.org/discover/
The Salt Lake County Library systems offers tons of activities to keep reading a priority during the summer. Activities and events are located throughout the valley. Examples of offered activities are things like book clubs, story times, educational presentations, Pokémon club, sensory activities and much more! This year they have a special Triathlon summer reading program where kids can earn rewards just for reading! Learn more at:
Summer Reading Program Ideas ~ This list of resources provides links to incentives to keep reading a priority this summer. Kids can earn rewards from companies such as Barnes and Noble, Chuck E Cheese, Pizza Hut, and the Salt Lake Bees! www.utahparentcenter.org/summer-reading-program-ideas/
Summer Math Learning Ideas ~ Research shows that summer learning loss in Math is an issue that impacts all students, with students losing an average of 2-3 months of math comprehension every summer. Avoid the slip by having your children play some fun and free math games on a computer or tablet. This makes math learning fun and is engaging ~ www.utahparentcenter.org/summer-math-learning-ideas/
Granite District Free Lunch Program
Granite School District Food Services will begin its summer feeding at schools and parks throughout Salt Lake Valley. Kids 18 and under eat lunch free of charge. All sites are closed July 4 and July 24.
Find out times and locations here. www.graniteschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-summer-feeding-student-handout.pdf
Granite Play Unplugged
Summer is officially underway, and there are plenty of opportunities for kids to take a break from electronic devices with the help of Granite Play Unplugged.
The Granite Play Unplugged program encourages active lifestyles and promotes healthy activities by creating beneficial relationships between kids, parents and local businesses. More simply put, it
gives kids and busy parents something to do all summer long.
No need to sign up. No need to register. Just choose which activities you’d like to do, go to the sponsoring business and start earning badges. For badges and ideas visit
PARENTS – We want to see how your kids are playing unplugged this summer. Send your photos of Brag Badge activities to firstname.lastname@example.org