Creating a Summer Schedule
If your kids are anything like mine, then creating some type of a summer schedule is necessary to keep the kids busy and away from fighting. Usually, we have a few summer activities lined up - summer swimming lessons, baseball games, summer movies, and summer camps - but thanks to Covid-19 this summer is going to be a bit different. I love summer! I love having my kids home all day and going on family adventures, but sometimes its hard be creative and have something planned all the time! So, I came up with a little schedule for us to follow. Of course we are not going to be perfect at it, but at least we will have some sort of idea of what we can do for the day. We only get 3 short summer months here in Wyoming so we always want to make the most of it and enjoy the warm sunshine while we can!!
Below is what I came up with! I would love to hear how you keep your kids busy during the summer and add to the list! Feel free to follow along and add your adventures and ideas in the comments!
Make it Monday
Make a craft - You can find some cute and cheap craft supplies at Walmart or the dollar store.
Make a yummy treat - my kids love to bake! You can find some fun summer treats on Pinterest!
Story time at the Library - My younger kids love going to story time at the city library, singing the songs, making a craft and all my kids love getting new books to read.
Science Experiments - My kids love science and making messes! This is always fun activity that gets all my kids involved
Printable worksheets or STEM activities - you can find a bunch of ideas on the internet.
Go to the lake - Go Swimming - Go to a splash pad - Turn on the Sprinklers - Fill up water balloons - Make a Slip & Slide! Water Wednesday is a favorite! Luckily, where we live we have 2 splash pads and 4 outdoor summer pools all FREE. We try to make it to one of these pools every week.
Take a Trip Thursday
Visit a Museum - Go to a park - Go on a hike - Go see a movie - Go bowling - Visit the Zoo - These are just a few fun ideas on places you can go to get out the house for the afternoon.
Have a play date with friends - campfire in the backyard with s'mores - Have a picnic - Make a lemonade stand - Movie night in the backyard. - Go out for ice cream The kids and I made a bucket list a few weeks ago so we try to cross something off that list on Friday's. (Look at all my blog post to find our summer list of 50 ideas to do this summer)
We try to do something as a Family on Saturday - Play baseball - Go to the lake - Go camping - Visit Family - Amusement Parks - Local Attractions. My hubby works shift work - so sometimes our Super Saturday is during the week.
Hopefully, this list can help you create your own summer schedule! I find that when we have a schedule, or some type of plan, our day goes a lot smoother and the kids are happier (and the kids get their chores done quicker - BONUS! HaHa) ! We don't 100% stick to this schedule, as I have mentioned before, my Hubby works shift work so sometimes we re-arrange and do what works best on that day. You can use my list or write out your own list - whatever works best for your family!
Carrie Lynn - @ Little BIG Things
P.S - I created a FREE printable pdf. if you want to use my list - Just click the link below!
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