Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

Check out our fun activities to keep students learning all break long.

June 6, 2017


At Home, In the Classroom

The long days of summer are finally here—the perfect time for exploring and learning new things. We’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources to help your students take advantage of the break and become self-motivated learners!

Make real-world connections with summer learning activities

As students get outside this summer, ask them to make real-world connections with our fun learning activities for all subjects. Whether it’s building a floating ship, trying out geocaching, measuring angles in real life, or creating a catchy newspaper headline for their book, there’s something for everyone! Check them out here.

Encourage students to be reflective learners

Our reflection logs are a great opportunity for students to flex their growth mindset muscles. By using their IXL Recommendations wall or choosing a report from IXL Analytics, students can set goals and chart their growth over the break. Find them here.

Motivate students to practice and discover new skills

Challenge students to reach bingo to earn a pair of cool printable sunglasses or meet various practice goals to redeem customizable coupons. Download our template or create your own here.

Participate in IXL’s Study in the Sun summer contest

Tap into students’ competitive side with our summer usage contest! For every 1,000 eligible questions students answer between June 1 and August 31, they’ll receive 1 entry into the prize drawing for an iPad mini. Register here and read the full rules and FAQs here.

Looking for more? You can find all of our summer resources here or check out our Summer Fun Pinterest board here.

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All Comments (18)

Trinity June 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

I think this is gonna be so much fun because i could really use an ipad mini and not only this could keep me notified and not forget everything by next year because in the summer kids usually forget about school and this could really help children
so I think this is a really good idea.


John June 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Ixl will social studies and science questions count too for the study in the sun contest?


The IXL Team June 12, 2017 at 9:37 am

Hi John–Questions in all subjects on a student’s subscription will be counted!


John June 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm



Sophia June 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

How do you enter the summer 2017 contest???


The IXL Team June 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

Hi Sophia–To enter, make sure you are signed in to your account and register here by August 31:


Ashley June 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

I’m also confused how… I think u sign out of your account then join back in and a purple pop-up must come up click on it then u can enter


The IXL Team June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

Hi Ashley, as long as you’re signed in to your account, you can just go directly to the following link to register for the contest:


Mimi June 14, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Will there be a contest leaderboard on the IXL blog? If there is one already – where’s the link?


The IXL Team June 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hi Mimi, we will be sharing leaderboards on the IXL blog and on our Facebook page ( on June 30, July 28, and August 18. Since winners of the contest will be chosen by a random drawing, the leaderboards serve as a fun way to acknowledge the 20 students in each grade band who have practiced the most. Winners will be announced September 8 and will be notified by email.


Sophia June 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

If we do a higher grade than what we chose will it count?


The IXL Team June 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

Hi Sophia–Yes, questions completed in higher grades will be counted.


Sophia June 25, 2017 at 10:19 am

What if there is a brother and sister on different accounts but are in the same email and they both get picked. Will they both get the iPad mini?


The IXL Team June 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

Hi Sophia–You must practice under your own username to be eligible for the contest. Two usernames can have the same email address associated with their registration but that does not necessarily mean they will earn the same amount of entries into the contest. We hope this helps!


Sabrina June 28, 2017 at 5:56 pm

When you do wrong questions do they still count or not??


The IXL Team June 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

Hi Sabrina, we want students to know that it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them, so up to 50 questions answered by one student in a single skill (prior to reaching a SmartScore of 100) will be counted in our Study in the Sun summer contest.


monica June 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

i need a newsletter
about ixl


The IXL Team June 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm

Hi Monica, you can sign up your email on this page to be notified whenever we release new material!


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