Summer is right around the corner. Lots of littles have started getting out of school, IG is filled with the adorable first and last day of school photos. As a teacher, this is a time I used to look forward to. I had eight weeks to attend trainings, sleep in, go out to lunch and just relax. Of course, that was way before I had kids. Now the summer is different. Even though AG isn’t in school yet, I wanted to plan out our summer, filled with fun activities for us to do.
Today, I’m sharing our summer fun plan. Each day of the week has a particular focus.
Monday: arts & crafts: get out the glue, glitter and construction paper! Let your littles create, make a mess and then display their masterpieces.
Tuesday: book cooks: this is something I was a part of while I was teaching. pick a book to read and do a fun activity with food afterwards that goes with the book.
Wednesday: water fun: get outside and play in the water, blow bubbles, throw water balloons or go swimming. Beat the heat with water fun.
Thursday: abc & 123: one of the most important things parents can do for their children over the summer is continue with learning activities and reading. Lots and lots of reading. This is the day for focused learning activities. Think about what your child needs to work on and see what fun activities you can find. AG is working on colors, letters and numbers. You’ll see lots of our learning activities this summer focused on those three things. I also should note that reading should be happening every day, no matter the age of your child.
Friday: fun Friday: get out and have fun! go to the zoo, aquarium, bounce house, library, children’s museum or host a fun playdate. Friday kicks off the weekend, make it fun and tire those kiddos out!
I’ll be sharing our plans every Monday. I hope that this will give you some fun ideas of things to do with your littles over the summer months. Take a look at our summer fun for week #1 below.
Letter Stamping / Field Trip to Aquarium
You can also find the printable summer fun sheet here. Laminate it or frame it, so you can fill in your activities for each week. Keeping it in a common area can let your littles know what fun is coming up and is also a good reminder for you of what to do each day.
If you have any tried and true summer activities, please share!
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