10 Things List for Summer

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 | 0 comments

If you’re anything like me you’re thinking, summer … great … what are we going to do now?

Summer is a fun time to relax and chill out poolside. But then what? What happens after that one week of VBS? After the pool? After the splash pad? After the water guns break?

Do you have a plan to fall back on when boredom strikes?

10 things list for summer

Sure you can turn on the XBox or give your children more screen time. Why not come up with a 10 Things List for Summer?

I suggest making a 10 Things List and pulling it out whenever you face the slow ticking clock. Only when you face the slow ticking of the clock. Not to do all these 10 Things in a row!! Create a 10 Things List each month of fun activities, places to go, movies to watch, etc. that you can do together.

10 Things List to get you started …
1. play hopscotch – tired of numbers, use superhero symbols
2. be the star of their silly movie (you know they always want to make movies)
3. build an obstacle course
4. catch fire flies – you can only do that in the summer!
5. make homemade ice cream or ice pops
6. read a book series and then watch all the movies
7. build a garden (small or large, herb, vegetable, or flower)
8. pick 10 crafts from a craft book
9. make a masterpiece of sidewalk chalk
10. start a water balloon war

Summer should not be dreaded, but rather fun! Enjoy your summer with your children and engage in fun activities – no matter how silly or young they make you feel. Write a 10 Things List each month of summer. Include your children – ask what they want to do. If you have to set boundaries “does not include money” or “is not out of the country”, then let them know!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our friend, The Happy Housewife’s Bored Activity Cards!

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Stef Layton
Stef Layton started homeschooling in 2008. Her heart is set on intentional parenting and building strong family relationships. She is a columnist for Homeschooling Today Magazine.

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