This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on May 20, 201528 Hacks To Avoid Summer SlideSummer is just around the corner! We've compiled 28 DIY ideas and free resources to keep learning going all summer long -- when kids least expect it. (: by Clara Galánby RemindCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Word jar Via whatdowedoallday.com Put new words in the vocabulary jar - and review them at the end of the summer. 2. Solar cooker Via stevespanglerscience.com How does solar energy work? Experiment making this easy solar oven to cook summer s'mores. 3. Water balloon math Via notimeforflashcards.com Keep cool and practice math facts. 4. Journaling Via wrightingwords.com Spark imaginations with these 201 creative writing prompts. 5. Food masterpieces Via mashable.com Pretty amazing. Eat healthy and study art masterpieces at the same time! 6. Get creative with chalk Via learningliftoff.com Play hopscotch with sight words to practice reading. Use more complex vocabulary words with older kids. 7. Educational online games Via ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com Kids can play these free educational web-based games from anywhere. 8. Fossil cookies Via marthastewart.com Bake a tasty treat and learn about archeology at the same time. 9. Scavenger hunt Via remind.com Use the free Remind app to send clues for scavenger hunts. Get kids moving and help them practice using mobile devices. 10. Virtual music Via virtualpiano.net Got a budding musician? Practice tunes on this free virtual piano. 11. Yoga Via parenting.com Focus and relax through these kid-friendly Yoga moves. 12. Anatomy apron Via remind.com A hands-on way to practice the digestive system. 13. Change critters Via family.disney.com Ask kids to create their own critter and see how much it costs. (Bonus: What adaptations does it have?) 14. Book-themed party Via karaspartyideas.com After your kids finish a summer book, help their reading come to life! (Hint: You can make those Harry Potter wands out of pipe cleaners or pretzels.) 15. Balloon Rocket Car Via hometrainingtools.com Kids can create this balloon rocket car with household items to understand the Laws of Motion. 16. Virtual museum Via classtechtips.com Don't leave near an art museum? Visit all of the great masterpieces online. 17. Write a play Via creative-writing-ideas-and-activities.com Ask your child to pick one of their favorite stories and write a play about it. Put on a production for the entire family! 18. Create a Makerspace Via ikeahackers.net Convert a metal-frame based IKEA PS 2014 wardrobe (or other desk) into a maker space. 19. Mobile apps Via commonsensemedia.org From learning the basics of coding to creating videos, Common Sense Media has every parent-approved app covered with their Summer Learning Guide. 20. Story cubes Via storycubes.com Using story cubes is a fun way to inspire writing, dance or art. When kids roll the dice, each imprinted with a different image, they can develop a story from the pictures. 21. Summer passport Via pinterest.com Make a summer passport - add in everyday errands and anywhere you are traveling. 22. Write a comic strip Via readwritethink.org Kids can write and illustrate their own comics for free on Read Write Think. 23. Reading timer Via classtechtips.com Tracking time for a summer reading program? Check out this timer from Scholastic. 24. Pool games Via kristin.asenseofwonderplayschool.com Encourage kids to be active this summer with these creative pool games 25. Solve a mystery Via bbc.co.uk BBC's Questionaut is a free game that requires students to explore the interface and think critically before questions are given. 26. DIY garden dolls Via redtedart.com Kids can learn to grow and nurture their own creation. 27. Lego challenges Via teenlibrariantoolbox.com Explore creativity and science with these Lego challenges. 28. Summer reading Via fortheteachers.org From visiting your local library to journaling, try these 8 ways to help your child with reading.