There are only 16 days of school left for my kids. Yikes!!! As soon as we are home together all day, I will definitely need some sort of summer schedule to keep everyone happy. All school year long my kids are busy with school, homework, dance, sports, etc. This schedule is all about FUN! (And keeping mom sane!)
Don’t worry, we still have chores, reading, and other responsibilities to take care of every day, but I needed a way to field all the “what are we going to do today?” and “when can we go to the ____???” questions.
I assigned each day a theme (really to make it easier for myself) for what we will do.
- Make It Monday (crafts, messy science/art projects)
- Take A Trip Tuesday (go to the museum, swimming pool, splash pad, etc.)
- Wild Card Wednesday (a day where anything goes)
- 30-Minute Thursday (kids help for 30 minutes on a specific project in the house: cleaning out closets, weeding, cleaning garage, etc.)
- Fun Food Friday (try a new recipe, make a favorite treat, have a cooking lesson, etc.)
As a family we talked about our Summer Bucket List items and wrote them (plus a lot Mom came up with) on slips of paper that match each day’s color.
I put all the slips in a jar. Each Saturday or Sunday night, we can draw out one of each color and fill in our weekly calendar! I like to do it on Saturday so I can get any supplies we might need at the store and have everything ready for the week.
Here’s my favorite part: (I’m kind of a laminator nerd) I laminated the schedule and used dry-erase markers to fill in each day so we can re-use it every week. Here is my favorite laminator if you don’t have one and want to be a nerd like me. (Affiliate links included)
If you haven’t tried fine-point Expo markers…oh my goodness, they are amazing!
Here are the free printables so you can make your own Summer Fun Schedule! I included a version that just shows the days of the week so you can come up with your own themes.
I can’t wait to start doing some of these fun activities we don’t get to during the school year! What does your summer schedule look like? If you’re looking for more fun activity ideas, check out some of our favorite kids projects below.