Studies show that students who have a lot of “experiential learning experiences” do better in all subject areas. During summer vacation, we nudge our families to take multiple trips to national parks, museums, art galleries, historical sites, zoos, libraries, aquariums, planetariums, beaches, amusement parks, and other intriguing venues. Follow or write your own “how to” directions for recipes, craft projects, and science experiments. Navigate internet sites or current books and compare/contrast everything from art, stories, plants, movies, animals, places, or famous people. Type and publish reviews of books, movies, video games, and even restaurants. Stretch wide and get chills from reading: adventure stories, folktales, legends, fables, fantasy, myths, mysteries, plays, or poems. These activities are extremely academically beneficial for success with the Nevada Academic Content Standards.