Stay sharp with IXL this summer!

Fight the summertime slump with these fun activities

June 6, 2018


At Home, In the Classroom

Sun’s out, learning is on! Summer is finally here and now’s the perfect time to expand your mind and learn new things. To help you out, we’ve created a bunch of fun, free resources so students can make the most 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. 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 complete a fun Bingo board and 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! From June 1 to August 31, the three students in each grade band (PreK–4th, 5th–8th, and 9th–12th) who answer the most IXL questions correctly will take home an iPad mini. Parents and teachers can register students here—and be sure to read the full rules and FAQs here!

Bonus: Get pin-spired all summer long

Looking for even more ideas for summer fun? Check out our Pinterest board for summer science experiments, recipes, reading logs, and more!

Ready to dive in? You can find all of our summer resources here. 

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All Comments (14)

Shourik Das June 7, 2018 at 3:20 pm

If we do 200 questions one day and 800 questions the next day for the summer contest, will all those questions count, because I heard that you can only do 500 questions a day, which would mean 1000 questions in 2 days.


The IXL Team June 8, 2018 at 11:47 am

Hi there — yes, only 500 questions per day will count towards the Study in the Sun contest. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep practicing! Learn more here:


Aditi Gupta June 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm

When will you be posting your first leaderboard? And also…will you send a newsletter about it? (I just signed up for the Newsletter today…so that is why I am confused.)

Thanks for your help!


The IXL Team June 14, 2018 at 11:56 am

Hi there — We’ll post leaderboard updates on our blog on June 29, July 27, and August 17, before announcing the winners on September 7th. You can find them at


Eva June 24, 2018 at 8:44 pm

If I’m a student, where do I pickup the award if I win?


The IXL Team June 25, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Hi there — Are you referring to the Study in the Sun summer contest? The lucky winners will receive the iPad mini in the mail and we’ll contact them once the contest is over!


David June 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm

I would like to participate in the summer resources


The IXL Team June 28, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Hi there — Great! They’re free to use and links can be found above, or on our website here:


sahasra June 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm

This is amazing!!!


Mithun June 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm

If a student was registered multiple times, will they be disqualified from the contest? I may have registered my child after my wife registered him too.


The IXL Team June 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Hi Mithun — If you email, we’d be happy to double-check your child’s registration! (Do note, however, that duplicate IXL accounts cannot be combined.)


Mithun June 29, 2018 at 2:44 pm

I love IXL!


JULIA July 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

I love IXL I wish you could do more than 500 questions though. I do it really slowly. I am in 4th grade and I’m trying to do all thee questions from Pre-K to Precalculus. So I feel as if I’m going to be disqualified for doing pre-k. I just wanted to say that.


The IXL Team July 5, 2018 at 10:22 am

Hi Julia,
Are you wondering about our summer contest? While we only count 500 questions answered daily, you can still work on your own after that! Additionally, if you’re registered in the PK-4 grade range, questions answered in all grade levels will be counted. If you have any other questions, check out our contest blog post:


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