103 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 103 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 103 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 103 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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Holiday Survey

Holiday Survey

MegH
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This is a holiday survey of 8 questions useful when you would like to engage all of the students in a group to report on their holidays. This is also a tool to ask and answer questions in Past Si ...
1 Views 2,449 Pre-IntInt
The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp - A Video Activity

The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp - A Video Activity

BusyTeacher Contributor
» » Summer Activities
This worksheet contains activities for you to work with kids after watching The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp. You will find reading and listening activities. Find the video at this link: https:// ...
1 Views 2,590 Pre-Int
Summer at the Seaside

Summer at the Seaside

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This is a worksheet for elementary students on summer vocabulary. Students are asked to choose a word from the box and write it down under the right picture. Vocabulary included: bikini, mask, sw ...
19 Views 36,670 BegElem
Summer Holiday Travelling Brainstormer

Summer Holiday Travelling Brainstormer

This is a worksheet to brainstorm destinations, packing lists, ways to travel, and things to see and do. It can then be followed by a speaking activity. And after that you could have your students ...
18 Views 32,694 Elem
Summer Boardgame

Summer Boardgame

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Teach or revise summer vocabulary with this boardgame. Students must advance on the board with dice, when they land on a picture they must name it, spell it and or use it in a sentence. This activ ...
18 Views 21,256 ElemPre-Int
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The Berenstain Bears by the Sea Worksheet

The Berenstain Bears by the Sea Worksheet

Karina
, Summer Activities
Spend your summer holiday with The Berenstain Bears! You can find the video for the worksheet here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=JvllvjuGcKc. Listen and number the pi ...
1 Views 2,315 Pre-Int
It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

Watch the movie and check how well your students remember facts from there by playing a game of trivia. The first slide is made to let students guess what movie they are going to watch: fact will ...
1 Views 7,140 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

Katie-Zhou
» » Summer Activities
This activity focuses on summer vocabulary, such as verbs, things to do in summer time, and the simple past of summer verbs.  In pairs, students collect and share summer nouns and summer verb ...
8 Views 15,344 Elem
At the Pool Word Search

At the Pool Word Search

Cap. Whistle. Lifeguard. Towel. What do all of these words have in common? They are all words related to the pool. Look at the list of words. How quickly can you find all of the words in the list? ...
3 Views 11,160 ElemPre-Int
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 16,344 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 ...
7 Views 22,828 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 ...
6 Views 24,978 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 ...
6 Views 21,663 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 ...
10 Views 40,871 Elem
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 ...
16 Views 36,489 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 ...
11 Views 17,075 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 10,168 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 ...
5 Views 15,863 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 ...
9 Views 14,100 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 ...
13 Views 18,137 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 ...
12 Views 16,596 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 11,172 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 ...
10 Views 12,539 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 7,290 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 7,863 Elem

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