162 FREE Summer Activities, Worksheets and Creative Lesson Ideas

FREE Summer Activities

The weather’s hot, the sun is out, and the flowers are blooming - isn’t summer a wonderful season? Your students are probably just as excited about it as you are - and some of them are probably reluctant to sit attentively in a classroom when they’d rather be kicking back with a cold drink. Keeping students engaged during the summer months can be a tough proposition for ESL teachers - and not all of them are up to the challenge. If you want to keep your class interested, you’ll need to get them talking about topics that grab their attention.

And there’s no better way to grab their attention than to focus on what they’re all thinking about: summer! BusyTeacher.org offers 162 summer-themed worksheets that’ll get students of all levels speaking, reading, listening, and writing about the season. From simple grammar and vocabulary exercises to advanced composition and speaking activities, we’ve got it all. With these worksheets at the ready, you can turn even the laziest summer classroom into a place filled with fun in the sun.

Many of the 162 summer-themed worksheets you’ll find here on BusyTeacher.org include brightly-colored pictures that’ll catch students’ eyes. But that’s just the beginning of what makes these worksheets so engaging for ESL students around the world. Every worksheet takes a cue from the summer activities that are already on your students’ minds, and invites them to fill in blanks, match summery words with their definitions, solve puzzles about summer fun, and even speak and write about their exciting summer plans.

Not only do these worksheets cover a wide range of grammar and vocabulary topics - they also address all four of the ESL categories of reading, speaking, writing, and listening. And the wide variety of worksheets available on BusyTeacher.org means that you’ll always be able to find a worksheet that’s the right level for the class you’re teaching - whether they’re just beginning at level one or approaching fluency at level five. Quite a few of these worksheets can easily be adapted for several different ESL levels, too.

When you download a worksheet from BusyTeacher.org, you never have to wonder whether it’s useful - because every worksheet on this site was created, tested, approved, and uploaded by a real ESL teacher like you. In fact, if you’ve got a worksheet that’s been especially helpful in your classroom, we’d love for you to share it with our community! Just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

As you browse through the 162 summer worksheets here on BusyTeacher.org, you’ll notice our convenient thumbnail view, which makes it easy to preview every worksheet before you download it. And although we stand by the quality of every community-contributed worksheet on our site, some worksheets may be more useful to you than others - which is why it’s handy to be able to check through lots of them at a glance.

All our summer worksheets are free to download, use, and share - so what are you waiting for? Grab some that look right for your class, and see how BusyTeacher.org makes it easy to bring some summer fun into your classroom!

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At the Playground

At the Playground

, Summer Activities
This file includes some vocabulary items related to the activities children do at the playground, such as swinging, sliding, skating, etc. The grammar focuses on present continuous. Hope it helps.
3 Views 3,544 Elem
Where Do You Like to Go on Vacations?

Where Do You Like to Go on Vacations?

This is a conversation class based on common vocabulary based around vacations. Learners start off by reading where people like to go on vacations while tuning into key vocabulary. They then have ...
5 Views 3,989 Pre-IntIntAdv
ESL - Summer Vocabulary

ESL - Summer Vocabulary

, Summer Activities
This English printable worksheet can be used to widen your students' vocabulary about summer! They are asked to write the letters on the lines to match the columns correctly. There are twelve word ...
4 Views 8,500 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Holidays in Britain

Movie Worksheet: Holidays in Britain

Anastasia
This is a worksheet about holidays in Britain based on the popular video which you can find on Youtube. This worksheet for students on elementary and pre-intermediate level. Hope it will be useful ...
5 Views 9,851 ElemPre-Int
Project: Holiday

Project: Holiday

, Summer Activities,
This powerpoint is a guideline for the teacher and the pupils, so they know what to do each lesson. It starts with an introduction of the project, shows some examples, and has an overview of what ...
7 Views 13,133 Elem
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My Summer Holidays

My Summer Holidays

Elena Savinova
Summer Activities,
This writing worksheet may be used to remind your students of some summer activities such as to play football, to ride a bike, to swim, to sunbathe, to go hiking, to go camping, to go on a picnic ...
14 Views 16,376 Elem
At the Seaside

At the Seaside

, Summer Activities
At the seaside-vocabulary. Some useful vocabulary to help your students talk about a day at the seaside. It is a matching exercise. Later on it can be used as a memory test activity-students work ...
9 Views 8,644 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Lazy Town - First Day of Summer

Movie Worksheet: Lazy Town - First Day of Summer

Anna
Summer Activities,
A worksheet which is based on one of the episodes of Lazy Town- First Day of Summer. There are also some summer words that were mentioned in the film + answers at the end. I hope it will ...
2 Views 5,043 ElemPre-Int
Summer Puzzle

Summer Puzzle

Rania Foka
» » Summer Activities
The worksheet has been designed for young learners to revise vocabulary related to "summer" The puzzle is provided with illustrations in order for the learners to both be motivated and aided to c ...
4 Views 7,439 Beg
Summer Poem

Summer Poem

» » Summer Activities
A nice warmer or filler for your lessons - a poem about summer, the main activity is  for students to fill in the gaps. The words are given on the slide as well and in the end they see the wh ...
8 Views 6,314 Pre-IntInt
Holiday Maze

Holiday Maze

This presentation is based on a holiday maze activity posted at www.teachingenglish.org.uk and designed by British Council. It is suitable for teenagers and adults and works well in one-to-one les ...
9 Views 7,884 Pre-IntIntAdv
Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities

Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities

Summer Activities, ,
This worksheet is appropriate for young learners reviewing outdoor activities related vocabulary items and also the present progressive tense. Print out each card and fold the score part, then sti ...
11 Views 8,657 BegElem
At the Playground

At the Playground

This power-point presentation is helpful for teaching outdoor activities, present progressive and question formation. It contains activities such as: roller skating, jumping rope, riding a bike, c ...
8 Views 5,824 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: Window in Britain, Holidays (Progress Check, 6th Grade)

Movie Worksheet: Window in Britain, Holidays (Progress Check, 6th Grade)

It is a typical way to test the students in the end of the year. The school year is over, the course book is closed. The students can easy understand the film "Window in Britain 2, Holidays". This ...
6 Views 7,549 Elem
Games at the Park

Games at the Park

, Summer Activities
This PowerPoint contains some games that we do at the park, such as jump rope, skate, fly kites, etc. It also includes nice photos. This PowerPoint is appropriate for elementary levels, particular ...
2 Views 4,554 Elem
The Yucky Weather Machine

The Yucky Weather Machine

Summer Activities, ,
This is an original script I made for the children I teach in South Korea. I used it to practice their reading and also as a performance piece. The lessons surrounding this script were related to ...
2 Views 5,481 Elem
Free Time

Free Time

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The aim of this worksheet is to improve students' speaking skills. A teacher can print and cut the topic cards, then give it to students and let them ask and answer the questions in pairs. It take ...
7 Views 12,439 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
How to Talk about Free Time and Activities

How to Talk about Free Time and Activities

Summer Activities,
This power-point presentation has 2 parts: speaking and flashcards. The speaking part contains different types of questions about free-time and free-time activities, while the second part contains ...
7 Views 8,872 Elem
Summer Holidays Reading Worksheet

Summer Holidays Reading Worksheet

Summer Activities,
This is a reading comprehension worksheet on the topic summer holidays. Recommended for pre-intermediate students who are asked to read the text, say if the statements are true or false and c ...
7 Views 19,494 Pre-Int
Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays

Summer Activities, , ,
This PPT is suitable for teaching or revising vocabulary related to summer holidays. There are 16 slides in the PPT. Students are asked to look at the pictures and choose the correct word. If they ...
24 Views 18,345 Elem
Summer Missing Letters Activity

Summer Missing Letters Activity

Summer Activities, ,
This is a very simple missing letters activity for revising summer related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to look at the pictures and complete the words with the missing letter ...
8 Views 8,312 Elem
Song Worksheet: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Song Worksheet: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Summer Activities,
Another well-known happy song for the summer :) There are several exercises: choose the right word, fill the gaps with the words you hear (the first letter is given first time), fill the gaps with ...
4 Views 6,378 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday by Boney M

Song Worksheet: Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday by Boney M

Summer Activities,
A song activity, perfect now that the summer holiday is here. A happy summer song, a classic by Boney M. There are 5 exercises: fill the gaps with the rhyming words (you can match the rhymes befor ...
4 Views 6,626 ElemPre-IntInt
Summer Memory Game

Summer Memory Game

It´s summer time. You can revise some words related to summer and train your students´ concentration skills and memories with this PPT. Students have to find the matching pairs: they h ...
22 Views 11,570 ElemPre-Int
Summer

Summer

Summer Activities, , ,
It is summer time! I hope this worksheet will help you to introduce the topic Summer Holidays. Students are asked to match the pictures with the words, find some other summer words in the word sea ...
25 Views 17,866 ElemPre-Int

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