Summer is just around the corner and before you know it, you’ll be knee deep in planning Summer activities for kids! No worries, though, I’ve compiled three great ways to organize the few months you get to share together. Whether you’re a “fly by the seat of my pants” or an “every detail must be planned” kind of parent, you’re sure to find a method that will suit you and your family!
So, you and your family work best when you stick to a schedule? No problem! It will be easiest for you to plan Summer activities for kids when you can see exactly what your break will look like. The detailed Summer chart from Mom It Forward incorporates a large calendar with activities brainstormed by the entire family. Meeting as a family to discuss what everyone wants in a respectful manner is a great way to instill feelings of empowerment and trust with your kids. Of course, life happens and you may not stick 100% to the calendar activities and that’s absolutely fine!
Are you the type of family that enjoys some flexibility within a planned schedule? Then Somewhat Simple’s Summer Schedule for Kids is for you! Every day of the week is planned out with a basic theme (Make Something Monday, Somewhere Fun Friday, etc) and it’s up to you and your kids what you do. Make Something Mondays could be making a craft project inside or building a fort in the back yard. Since you do well with schedules, you’ll like having some guidelines to structuring the Summer activities for kids but you can also follow the whims and passions of your children.
If you love the idea of waking up with your kids during Summer and just going where the day takes you, perhaps you’d enjoy my Summer Bucket Sticks for those moments when inspiration is lacking. These Summer inspired ideas (such as “Make Lemonade” or “Have a water balloon fight”) are great boredom busters and are sure to add fun memories to your Summer break!
I hope you found these three ways to organize Summer activities for kids helpful! What are you plans for this Summer?