Tuesday, June 11, 2013
How To: Create a Plan for Summer Fun
Phineas and Ferb have the right idea. . .fill every day available of summer vacation with something fun and exciting. Of course, since that's a cartoon, and we live int he real-world. . .it's a little more difficult. But I do like to start off summer with a plan. . .
Last year, we made a summer manifesto of things we wanted to do throughout the summer. It worked out pretty well. This year, I changed it up and made a summer calendar.
I used some poster-sized paper and sharpies, sketched out the days from the Last Day of School to the First Day of School in the fall. I put Saturday and Sunday to the far right of my calendar, so any weekend trips could be marked together.
Both boys are heading to ESF Summer Camps for 7 weeks this summer, so I marked that on the calendar. Holidays and known events are marked as well.
Now the fun part. . .filling in the empty squares. I left space at the end for Summer Fun Ideas. I asked the boys what they wanted to do this summer. A few things came up quickly, "visit the Art Museum", "go tot he Aquarium". So I put them on our list and we are working to put them onto empty squares.
It's not all fun and games around here. . .there are rooms to clean, summer homework packets and reading assignments to complete, and book shelves and toys to sort through. . .but for now, I'm concentrating on the fun stuff.
Our Summer Fun Calendar hangs in our dining room, where everyone can see it, we can update it, and keep track of plans we're making. I'm almost as excited to see how this works, as I am for summer vacation to get started this year.
We still have lots of fun things to add to our calendar, what's on your plan for summer? If you post about your plans, let me know so I can Pin it up on my Summer Fun Pin Board!
catch you soon -