So, a well deserved summer vacation is almost here. Thank goodness! Adults and children both need a break from the hustle and bustle that is a school year. But that doesn't mean learning has to stop. I know I plan on catching up on some reading while sitting on a beach. My favorite thing for kids to do over the summer is read and write.
But what about writing??? My own kids struggled with writing in the summer. They usually left it to the last week then made a mad scramble to journal about what we did. It wasn't exactly their best writing. I have a solution. Summer writing prompts! These visual writing prompts help even the most reluctant writers. My parents love receiving a summer writing packet instead of a journal. It makes it so easy for the parents. Half the battle is coming up with a topic to write about. No parent wants to battle during the summer - we get enough of that all year. Let's make it easy for the parents, tutors, and summer camp counselors. Give em' something to write about. Here are my favorite summer prompts.