ESY Schedule and Activities

Categories: Schedules

Our students thrive on routine, and ESY should be no different.  Although there are benefits to the flexibility of the ESY schedule, it is essential to keep a routine and structure in place when planning for some fun summer activities that your students will love!

ESY Scheduling Tips:


  • Schedule time to address IEP goals
  • Make time for movement activities
  • Snack and bathroom break
  • Opportunity for social interaction
  • Small group instruction
  • Leisure activities
  • Incorporate fun activities into the students’ day

Sample ESY schedule:


ESY Activities:

Make each day a theme or have weekly themes!  Whatever you decide, here are some ideas to add to your list:

  • Cooking – make some fun summer recipes (ice cream in a bag, s’mores, pizza, etc.)
  • Tie-dye (shirts, socks, bag, etc.)
  • Water balloons
  • Paint rocks
  • Create stepping stones
  • Make slime
  • Play board games
  • Woodworking project (get a kit from your local Home Depot)
  • Sensory play (rice, water beads, shaving cream, etc.)



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