Summer is a great time to bring out the books and have fun with literacy especially now schools are out. Here are 10 fun ideas for some literacy fun this summer.

10 Literacy Activities for Summer time learning fun

After a visit to an aquarium read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and play this sight word game with your kids.

A fantastic activity for toddlers – create their own biography with you – this is such a wonderful idea and perfect to do over the summer with your kids from House of Burke.

Create some emotion story stones for some prompts to get your kids creating their own stories these ones from Where  Imagination Grows are great.

Work on letters sounds and words with this fantastic football world cup themed game from J Daniel4’s Mom.

Help younger children learn their name with this simple to create Fine Motor Skills Name Game from House of Burke.

Bringing Books Alive

Get crafty with bringing books alive like our Ladybug Sun Catcher to bring alive the book Yoo Hoo Ladybug by Mem Fox.

Another Mem Fox book from 3 Dinosaurs with a simple craft to bring alive Where is the Green Sheep.

Really bring the book alive with some role play – and this Peter Pan themed imaginative play from Joys of the Journey.

The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle is a fantastic book to read with kids and Buggy and Buddy are bringing it alive with a fun Maths Game for kids and Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is bringing is alive with a sensory bin.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


  1. Wonderful activities for literacy! I especially love the toddler biography! Thanks for including our imaginative play in Neverland!

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