As we prepare for a restful and restorative summer break, we want to share a new and improved list of activities and opportunities for students to feed their brains while away from school.
Below you will find suggestions from Beaver faculty and students. The list includes options that are indoor and outdoor, as well as a variety of ways for students to engage with the world around them to feed their brains!
Throughout the summer, Ms. Marsh and members of the Beaver community will share what they are doing to feed their brains. Let us know what you are up to by sending your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Learning something new with Khan Academy
- Check out free classes from Coursera, edx, Lynda, and Kahn Academy
- Take a virtual tour of a museum
- Focal points for 6th, 7th, 8th grades
- New Math: 6th grade | 7th grade | 8th grade
- Sharpen & develop your math brain
- Volunteer remotely for an organization
- Interview friends and family and make a podcast
- Cook something!
- Plant some vegetables, herbs, or flowers in your yard or a planter
Design & create
- Paint, draw, or make art
- Woodworking and DIY Furniture
- Build and fly your own kite
- Design your own board game
- Build something out of found objects
Relaxation & mindfulness
- Take a mindfulness break
- Go for a nature walk
- Take a beach day
- Visit a public museum, garden, or park
- Write a short story, poem, novel, or whatever you like
- Keep a diary or journal. Write down feelings throughout the day
- Keep a gratitude log. At the end of each day, write down what you are thankful for
- Play music in the house to shift or influence the mood in your home.
- Listen to a Podcast
Bonus: Exercise Your Brain
- Brain Games Play these games to enhance the power of your brain.