Get rid of the Summertime Blues.
If you are anything like me I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I love the relaxing that comes with summer, and there’s more time to play, but if summer becomes too relaxing with kids at home things will likely turn into a disaster. My oldest son does very well with a routine. He does really well with the set routine of school. Without a routine or something to keep him occupied, he finds himself in trouble a lot. This is NOT relaxing, and not how I want to spend the summer. So this mama has to have a few tricks up her sleeves to keep everyone happy this summer.
What to do:
Every summer the kids and I like to come up with some of our top MUST do activities. This summer will add an extra layer of fun since we recently moved to a new state. Almost everything will be new to us. After being cooped up all winter, summer is the perfect time to explore our new city. Even though my daughter will still continue to go to all of her regular therapies each week, I want to still keep a healthy balance of work and fun for us all. Having the kids get involved in making the bucket list will make sure they will hold you accountable.
Making a summer bucket list is easy to do. First, sit down and ask your kids what they would like to do. Just remember watching TV all day shouldn’t make the list!! Get out and explore something new in your town. You will be surprised at all the hidden surprises you may find! There must be some places or things you have always wanted to do and surely your kids probably have some great ideas too. After making the list, post your list somewhere such as the refrigerator or command center like this one so everyone can see it. This is what my command center looks like.
Lastly, have fun and remember how fun being a kid is and enjoy every minute of summer break. Here is an example of what our bucket list will look like. If you would like your own FREE summer bucket list printable, just subscribe below to get yours today!
I would love to hear any of your ideas or suggestions to add to our bucket list. Have you ever made a summer bucket list for your kids? Please share this post with others! Sign up to get more free printables and offers like this!
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