KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2019

Summer Learning Challenge 2019 has concluded! Join our Facebook group for updates on Summer Learning Challenge 2020.

KERA Summer Learning Challenge 2019


» August’s Summer Learning Challenge activities and materials — the last of 2019 — are here! August’s theme is social emotional learning. Jump down to the August calendar.

» Don’t worry; July and June’s resources are still available — jump down to those activities and materials here.

» The last day of the 2019 SLC is August 10. Here’s how to turn in your checklist.

Welcome to KERA’s summer of learning

KERA’s fifth-annual Summer Learning Challenge provides parents and caregivers with a structured, ready-made plan for making this a fun, educational summer for children.

The program includes monthly calendars with daily activities, tips for parents, resources for summer reading and special summer events. Stay updated on upcoming events by checking this page, signing up for the Full STEAM Ahead email newsletter and joining the KERA Summer Learning Challenge Facebook group.
All registered children and families are invited to complete the summer activity checklist with a chance to earn cool PBS and KERA Kids books and giveaways.

This year, we focus on space exploration, literacy and social-emotional development with PBS Kids characters from Ready, Jet Go!, Peg+Cat and Molly of Denali.

In honor of Sesame Street’s 50 anniversary, we have activities and special events featuring our friends from our favorite street.
This year’s materials include recommended books from the public library and other cool activities from some of your favorite characters.

How to turn in your checklist

August 10 is the last day of the 2019 Challenge.

Send us your completed Summer Learning Challenge checklist by August 23 for a special KERA STEAM prize pack. Scan it (a good smartphone photo of the checklist that looks like a scan will do) and email it to us at, or mail it to:

KERA Community Engagement
Attn: Denita Malvern
3000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75201



*Can’t see the calendar above? Click here for a PDF version.



▼ Take advantage of these extras, too!
▼ Here’s the checklist you’ll use to keep track of progress, then send back to us at the end of the summer.


Questions? Email the KERA Community Engagement Department.

Are you a teacher, homeschool parent or other educator? Follow KERA Learn! on Pinterest.

Join the KERA Summer Learning Challenge Facebook group.

Sign up for the Full STEAM Ahead email newsletter.

Sign up for our Start Smart text messages to receive easy tips on engaging with young children.