Summer Calendar: Reading and Activities

Summer Calendar: Reading and Activities 

As one of our focus areas, United Way of the Concho Valley wants to ensure all children are school ready by kindergarten and grade-level readers by 3rd grade. With this in mind, we are partnering with local school districts, libraries, and our Community Partners to ensure students have access to activities and resources. When summer learning programs are available and when children have access, we can not only help the summer "slump", we can boost student achievement, keep students safe, and their schools and communities are more successful.

Through the Summer Calendar, we are sharing free and low-cost activities to help students engage in learning this summer. Additionally, you will find other resources that will keep students successful, safe and engaged. 

Summer Programs and Camps

Check out these programs and activities from our United Way Community Partners.


Youth CARES Leadership Camp: 

July 11-15 & July 18-22
Upcoming 5th-7th graders 

Leadership camp will teach the characteristics of a leader, importance of giving back. self-esteem and integrity, how to handle stress, friendships, peer pressure, and civic responsibility. 

Additional information and registration: here

Girl Scouts of Central Texas 

Digital Art Exploration 
Grades 4+
July 6th 
5:30 – 7:30pm at 304 W. Avenue A
Link to register:…

Virtual Daisy Shapes in Nature 
Grades K-1
July 8th 
5:00 – 6:00pm Online via Zoom 
Link to register:…

Turbo Trefoil Solar Car Race 
All Grades
July 16th 
1:00 – 3:00pm at Pop Art Museum
Link to register:…

Digital Art Exploration 
Grades 4+
July 30th 
1:30 – 3:00pm Online via Zoom
Link to register:…

The Art of Clay 
All Grades
August 20
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Link to register:…;

Looking for ways to incorporate reading into everyday activities? Below, you will find printable activities, crafts, online learning games, and recipes! 

Morning Routine: here

Letter to the President: here 

Nature Scrapbook: here

Make A Bird Feeder: here 

My Favorite Animal: here

Family Interview: here 

Hip, Hip, Hurray for Family: here 

My Family and Me: here 

Nature Scavenger Hunt: here


Go on a Safari at Home: here

What Makes the Sea Rise?: here 

Build an Aqueduct: here 

Northern Lights Window Art: here

Animal Mistaken Identity Guessing Game: here

Creature Power Generator Game: here

Explore What Saturn’s Rings Are Made of With 3D Art: here 

Bird Journal: here

Measure Things Without a Ruler: here

Explore the Life Cycle of a Frog — and Act it Out!: here

Eat Like a Butterfly: here


Go Green: here

Artifact Adventure: here

Daniel Goes to the Doctor: here

Make Homemade Butter: here

Practice Math While Making Peg’s Perfect Pizza: here

Make Bite-Sized Planet Pops: here

Build Edible Nests: here

Math Equation Cookies: here

Bake Gingerbread Letters: here

Peg's Pizza Fractions: here 

Soft Pretzel Numbers: here