Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Schedule

I don’t know about you, but our summers are busy!  Regardless of that fact, I still get a restless, whiny little man.  It equivalent of “Mom, I’m bored!” for people who have kids that can form complete sentences.  Hopefully, this will give you somewhere to turn when your kiddos utter that dreaded phrase.

You will need:
  • Calendars for the months of June, July and August (you can print them off in Microsoft Word or use the blank templates below.)
  • An extra sheet of paper and a pen for making a list
  • Soccer ball, basketball or other game to play outside
Song:  Oh, What Do You Do In The Summertime? (Children’s Songbook, pg 245)

Lesson:  Start off by asking your family what fun things you’ve done in the past that they really enjoyed and would enjoy doing again or new things your family would like to try.  Make a list of everything that is suggested, from bowling and picnics in the park to Disney World. 
After you have your list made, pull out your calendars.  If you have plans already made and scheduled, write those down first.  Things like family reunions, vacations, work trips, weddings, ect.  If your kids are in sports, write down that schedule too.  Don’t schedule everything out, but schedule in some family time.  Shoot for once a week, at least.

Activity:  Take the kids outside and let them play a game of soccer or basketball or tag.

Treat:  Serve your family's favorite summer time treat.  This could be anything from Jell-O, watermelon slices, or s'mores.