Summer is a great time for informal learning. We will all enjoy a few weeks of no scheduled lessons and fewer extracurricular activities. And then it will hit…boredom. I’m all in favor of kids being bored. Boredom is an excellent opportunity to spark creativity, learn a new skill, or simply learn to entertain yourself. However, a couple of months of boredom can also lead to mischief and bad habits. To combat this, I try to have a few tricks up my sleeve to mix things up during the summer months. Here are some of the ways I encourage learning during our summer break with minimal planning on my part.