Fun at the Beach Printables

There’s nothing like a fun day at the beach in the summertime! Living in Southern California, we’ve even gone to the beach in the wintertime. Here’s a set of beach-themed printable activities for your kids. They’ll learn terms related to the beach, make a sun visor, color a picture, play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe and more.

The 12-page Fun at the Beach Printable Packet includes:

  • Beach Puzzle
  • At the Beach Wordsearch
  • At the Beach Crossword Puzzle
  • At the Beach Matching Worksheet
  • At the Beach Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Vocabulary Sheet
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark (Girl)
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark (Boy)
  • Fun at the Beach Sun Visor (Girl)
  • Fun at the Beach Sun Visor (Boy)
  • Coloring Page

If you make it to the beach this summer or even a river or lake, have fun, stay safe and wear sunscreen!

Fun at the Beach Printables, 12 pages

More Summer Fun:

Celebrate Independence Day – July 4th

In America, Independence Day is celebrated each year on July 4th commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a national holiday and is celebrated with community picnics and parades during the day, followed by spectacular fireworks displays in the evening.

I’m working on printable pages for the holiday which should be completed by the weekend. But in the meantime, here’s a 4th of July Wordsearch and some of the activities from Flag Day and the Summer Adventure Planner will also work. Check back on Monday for the new printables.

4th of July Wordsearch

Summer Sale on Saxon and more

As I was working on the Math Curriculum Guide, I realized that CBD ( has a summertime homeschool sale going on and Saxon books are 40% off until June 30th. They are also offering 25% off on A Reason for Handwriting and Spelling, Easy Grammar and Shurley English, all until June 30th.

Summer Adventure Planner

This printable Summer Adventure Planner is your ticket to a fun-filled summer! We have found that the key to having fun with kids is to plan ahead. We’ve done the brainstorming so you can fill out your calendar and get to having summer fun.

The 28 page Summer Adventure Planner includes:

  • Instructions on how to set up self maintained reward programs
  • Ready made pages and schedules
  • Blank theme pages and schedules
  • Reward charts
  • Summer calendar
  • Club plans
  • Reading and worksheet tracking pages
  • And More!

Choose the pages that best fit your family and themes. Here are helpful tips to help you get the most out of your summer adventures.


The summer months have been divided into 3 themes: June – Carnival, July – Rodeo/USA, August – Sports/Olympics. Use these themes as you buy reward stickers, plan games, activities and outings. You can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like.


Having a calendar filled out and posted on the wall will give everyone an idea of the fun to come! Fill in a simple activity on each square to bust those summer boredom blues!


These will be different for every family, but we’ve included sample ideas to get you thinking. Some families will want to do more, some less and some will want to tear up the schedule and forget it! Do what works best for your family.

Clubs & Rewards:

We’ve included forms to keep track of clubs and charts for stickers and rewards. We have a system set up with small rewards in a “treasure box.” Treasure is earned after a sticker chart is filled, usually about 5-7 stickers. Choose a method that will work for your family.

Here are some things to consider: Rewards should be simple and easy to earn. Some reward ideas are: stickers, erasers, pencils, small candies, small notebooks, party supply-type toys, etc. Rewards can also be for experience sharing, some ideas are: going for ice cream, playing a game with mom, having a water fight, etc. The thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want the kids to be rewarded often to keep the momentum of the clubs going.


Packets are to keep learning happening in a fun setting during the summer. Packets are also something to do when kids are bored or on a long car trip. Keep them simple and fun!

Summer Adventure Planner, 28 pages

More Summer Fun:

Celebrate Flag Day – June 14th

Celebrate Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th each year. Here are some printable worksheets and coloring pages to teach your children about Flag Day. Talk about the history of the flag, the design and even the rules that govern the flying and care of the flag.

Flag Day is also a good time to practice the Pledge of Allegiance. If your children don’t know it yet, begin by having them copy the words on the worksheet. If your children can already recite it, dig deeper into the meaning behind the words and have them write about what they learned.

More Summer Reading Fun – Win an iPad

Homeschool Buyers Co-op also has a Summer Fun Reading Program for their members. Each week during the summer, they hold a drawing awarding two students with a prize. At the end of the summer, they hold a drawing from all the entries for the grand prize of the new Apple iPad. Students earn an entry for each hour that they read. Membership to the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is free.

Summer Reading ClubAs your students are reading for Homeschool Journeys’ Summer Reading Club, in addition to listing the books on the Summer Reading Club Form, keep track of the time they read and log the hours at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Here are other reading opportunities for the summer:

Summer Reading for Kids – Suggested reading lists from

Share about your homeschool classroom

This is our homeschool classroom. We have one long desk where both children sit to work. We have tried a couple of different classroom set-ups and this seems to work the best. It’s not a huge room, but we have everything we need: workspace, storage, and seating for both children and myself.” ~ Maria of Our Home’s Cool

Check out the process of redecorating a homeschool classroom to get ideas for your own homeschool classroom or workspace. Maria did a great job converting her small area into a homeschool classroom, then redecorating it after evaluating the changes that needed to be made.

Show off your Homeschool Classroom or Space

Send me pictures of your classroom or homeschool space and any storage tips and pictures. I’ll feature your classroom too and add it to the gallery to help inspire others.

Makeshift Spoon Rest

I’ve never cared for spoon rests because they’re always in the way when you’re not using it or in the dishwasher when needed. In cooking my lunch today, I found myself holding a spoon with no place to lay it without making a mess and wishing I had a spoon rest. Then, I had an idea that worked out quite nicely. In the drawer next to my stove I keep a supply of Asian Soup Spoons. I pulled one out and voila, a spoon rest.

With my stash right next to my stove, I should always have a spoon rest available – yet never in my way. Unless, of course, I’m serving egg drop soup!

I hope my little discovery helps your household’s counter top and stove stay a little bit cleaner.

Carnival of Homeschooling: Floatin’ Down the River Edition

Dewey’s Treehouse takes us floating down the river with nothing but life jackets in this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling: Floatin’ Down the River Edition. Click to enlarge the pictures and you get the true beauty of the trip. What an exciting journey!

The next carnival will be hosted by The Informed Parent. Send in your submissions by Monday at 6 p.m. I look forward to reading your submissions.

Join the Homeschool Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading ClubIt’s time for the annual Homeschool Summer Reading Club. I’m very excited to carry on this tradition since 1990, first for local homeschoolers, then for homeschoolers across the nation. This is the first year the Summer Reading Club will be hosted at Homeschool The process is easy and the only cost is the postage required to send the prize packets to your children.

Learn all about the Summer Reading Club. Sign your children up, print the form and you’re all set to start reading the summer away!