Young children encounter the magic of summer from June through September in the Northern Hemisphere. These interesting summer facts connect kids to the wonder of summertime. Download the entirely free summer facts PDFs below!
Facts to Introduce Summer
Summer is identified by the calendar, the relationship between the earth and the sun, and how humans interact with warmer weather. Kids will love learning about the summer solstice and the changing seasons.
Activity: Create a homemade sundial of natural objects, Legos, or a paper plate!
Summer Weather Facts
In the northern hemisphere, summer is characterized by hot days, rolling thunderstorms, and even damp humidity. Kids can learn to recognize the sensory experiences of summertime weather.
Activity: Explore our favorite weather books for kids.
Summer Animal Facts
Animals and insects are busier during the summer (until the day gets too hot!). Learning about animal behavior during summertime helps us understand the relationship between animals and the planet.
Activity: Embark on an animal-themed nature scavenger hunt.
Facts about Keeping Cool
Some of the most interesting facts about animals are how they stay cool! Humans, animals, and insects have unique behaviors to stay safe in the summer heat. Explore children’s about rain for stories about waiting for a cool rain shower on a hot day.
Activity: Talk about heat safety, including the signs of heat exhaustion. Go over the importance of staying hydrated and taking breaks while playing.
Summer Plant Facts
Children will love following the plant lifecycle from spring to summer to autumn. Summertime is a wonderful time to observe the diversity of trees, bushes, and flowers. It’s also an excellent opportunity to watch how birds, squirrels, and bugs interact with the plants in their habitats.
Summer Food Facts
Many summer traditions involve food, including cooking styles, special recipes, and delicious in-season produce. These summer food facts are great to share during meals and snack times.
Activity: Pair a summer picnic with one of our favorite children’s ant books.
Facts about Summer Activities
Summer is a favorite season for many people. The warmer weather and sunshine are great, but the exciting activities are often the best parts of the season. Introduce summer activities with a children’s book from our list of favorite summer books.
Summer Holidays & Traditions
Favorite summer celebrations include parades, festivals, fireworks, and trips. The warmer summer weather gives us the chance to go all-out on holiday celebrations.
My favorite resource for helping kids learn about different cultures and holidays is the Little Feminist Book Club. Children 0 to 9 can explore the world through a monthly box of books, discussion prompts for caregivers, and hands-on learning activities. Learn more here.
More Interesting Summer Facts
Enjoy just a few more interesting, fun summer facts. I hope these spark conversations and a sense of wonder for the children you share them with.
Activity: Stay up late to stargaze. Kids will love to stargaze from a kiddie pool filled with glow sticks. Check out even more unexpected kiddie pool ideas.
I hope that somewhere in this list of fun summer facts for kids, you found the perfect conversation starter for your child or classroom. Please comment and share about the adorable, hilarious, or brilliant ways they responded to this summer trivia!