Today is the first day of summer for my kids. Let’s just say the morning started out rough and I was already wondering when school was going to start again. I realized I needed to put together a summer plan and daily schedule to help things run more smoothly around here.
I thought the best way to find out what my kids want to do this summer is to ask them. I put together this questionnaire that will help personalize their bucket list, since my bucket list may not be their idea of fun! I put simple, obtainable things to do on the questionnaire so as not to stress myself out! Click here to download your free printable.
I know that I function better with a schedule and so do my kids. We will have days where we won’t stick exactly to it, but I like having a basic framework so everyone knows what to expect each day. My 9 year old would love to stay the day inside playing video games all day, but we talked today about how long he could play each day and we set a timer both on the computer and x-box so when his time is up it turns off. My kids all know they will have daily chores, learning workbooks, reading, and outside time each day. I will be expanding more on the summer learning activities I will be doing soon.
Each afternoon we are going to do some kind of fun activity. Some days it may be as simple as having a friend over. Others, I will have a science experiment, a cooking lesson (my two oldests are going to be making dinner some days this summer), art project, history activity, etc. Stay tuned for some simple, fun activities you can do with your kids this summer, too!