Things to Do In and Around Hobart
SUMMER MARKET ON THE LAKE
The Summer Market on the Lake is the place to be! Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, children’s craft area, jewelry, handmade crafts, and so much more!
After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment featuring some of the region's best bands, in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6 pm. Click the link for all the details.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Grab a blanket and head down to Festival Park for movie night with the family! Movies start at dusk. Click the link for the list of showings!
Visit the City of Hobart Parks , including the Hobart Community Pool!
Visit Lake County Parks!
This four-day event features live entertainment, an arts and crafts area, children’s activities, and food vendors. The Lakefront Festival is also proud to host the Hobart Community Foundation’s Dam Duck Race on Sunday afternoon.
DAM DUCK RACE AND CARDBOARD BOAT RACE
Get creative and construct your boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape race to the finish line. The boats will be on display beginning at Noon, so come out and take a look at the participant’s hard work!
Start building your boat today! Register online by clicking the link.
EVERY KID OUTDOORS
Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet.
Marvel at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!
These sites belong to all of us - including you.
Every Kid Outdoors was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.
Great Learning Websites
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONS CONTINUOUS LEARNING CHALLENGE
Click here to access!
These are activities to ask your child to try on their own or with a little help. Your challenge is to complete at least two activities from each row for the week. An extra challenge is to create your own activities that would apply to each Continuous Learning Skill and complete them.
Please share any examples of the completed challenges to social media tagging @EducateIN.
Watch tutorials, take a course, and get personalized learning at Khan Academy across all subject areas, including test prep! We strongly recommend all learners use Khan Academy over the summer to keep those skills honed and continue learning.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Learn and explore the world from your chromebook. There are tons of fun and educational activities here, so take a walk through the Brain Boosters and take a look at the great games on this site.
Take a look at all of the fun videos and games at PBS Kids. This site makes learning enjoyable! PBS Kids is targetted toward elementary-level students. Parents, also make sure to check out PBS Parents for other great resources for your kids: https://www.pbs.org/parents/
PhET INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS
Completely free Math and Science interactive simulations created by the University of Colorado Boulder. Check these out!
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Raz-Kids Home Access Tips
Summer Reading Tips for Parents
Used in most classrooms – Students use their classroom log-in to access the RAZ kids reading program that has hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 29 levels. 400+ eBooks that students can listen to, read, and even record themselves reading!
100 GUIDED QUESTIONS FOR SUMMER
Here's a list of 100 guiding questions that can help you get the most out of this season. Pick a question from the list, or let the ideas here inspire you to fashion your own. Then get busy with your summer of inquiry!
SUMMER LEARNING ACTIVITIES FROM FAMILY EDUCATION
Don't let your kids forget all they've learned this year! Discover how to make learning a fun part of your everyday summer routine.
On i-Ready Central, you’ll find everything you need to be successful with i-Ready, from videos to tips and planning tools.
STEM and Maker Ideas
Free 6-week online program providing resources to young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning.
Make: Projects is one of the largest, free sites out there full of creative maker projects and ideas. Go to this site and get inspired! There are thousands of fun and exciting projects that you can do over the summer. Learn while loving what you are doing! There is something for everyone here.
Makezine is another great site and a fantastic place to start learning about the maker movement and what it means. Take a look at all of the great videos and project ideas, and check out their Maker Camp and Learning Labs, too!
Instructables is one of the biggest and most popular maker communities out there. Making, crafting, cooking - it's all part of being a Maker! And you can find it all here on Instructables. Browse through all of the wonderful projects and tutorials and fill your summer with fun and learning!
School’s out! Now what? Make it the best summer yet with these 50 simple science projects to do at home. We’ve searched for the best warm weather projects to provide the perfect antidote to boredom. Start a fun and easy activity or experiment today!
Getting Ready for School
School Supply Lists: Items requested for your students to have the most successful school year.
Summer Packet for Incoming First Graders: Daily activities for our incoming first graders that focus on essential skills.
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
SEL Lessons for Summer Break!
June 5 & 12: Step Outside & Be active
July 3 & 10: Be respectful & find common ground
July 17 & 24: Fuel your passions. What are your special interests?