Illinois Association for Gifted Children

IAGC Question of the Month - June: What Enrichment Activities Can I Find for My Child this Summer?

06/12/2020 6:58 AM | Anonymous member

This summer, cancellations of many summer enrichment camps, pool programs, music, and sporting activities, can make finding ways to keep children with advanced learning especially challenging.  

Nevertheless, creativity often flourishes within constraints, and this summer offers new opportunities for exploration. 

What interests can your child nurture at home? Inventing a new recipe, writing a poem, making a sketch journal, inventing the "ultimate backyard workout routine," or creating a container garden for the patio or backyard are simple ways that your child may find enjoyment in a summer day. 

In May, the topic for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children's Monthly  "Virtual Parent Round Table" facilitated by Board Members Pamela Shaw and Denise Kuchta focused on ideas for summer fun and learning. This group inspired a list of Resources for Summer Fun and Enrichment, to which ideas can be added as a "work in progress." Please feel free to take a look! Perhaps you will find yourself enjoying online activities provided by a Chicago museum, exploring a new outdoor activity such as geocaching...

If you have an additional idea for this list, please email!

Enjoy the fleeting summer days with your child, and please continue to explore our resources on the parent pages at

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