There are only five weeks left of school for my sweet girlies. The excitement is starting to build, and they are already talking about all of the fun they will have during summer. Craft projects. Lego houses. Swimming. Building forts. But what will they do the second day of summer??? And the day after that???
The fact is my brilliant and imaginative children will be saying “I’m bored,” before the sun sets on the first day of summer. With this in mind, I try to have some plans in my back pocket to defeat boredom and entertain the kids.
First, if we are going to travel or take part in any summer camps, I try to get those on the calendar first. Usually, we try to spread these out over the 10 weeks, so that there is something exciting to look forward to every few weeks.
Also, I try to plan a few fun field trips for the kids to go on with me and some friends. We may hit up the aquarium, the children’s museum and the water park. Planning outdoor activities in the middle of the day is almost impossible in our Las Vegas heat, so we try to head outside to play either before lunch or after dinner.
Every year, the girls and I prepare a summer bucket list together where we write down some fun and different activities to do like having ice cream for dinner or sleeping under the stars in the backyard. When we can’t think of anything better to do, we choose one of the activities on the bucket list.
I’m also one of those moms who tries to do some schoolwork over the summer. I usually buy a getting ready for the next grade book for each girl, and we try to do a page or two a day just to keep up. The past two summers, I have gotten these books and they are great.
Having a plan will help to alleviate all the boredom that comes with summer, and hopefully, you'll be able to make some incredible memories.