We are in full swing of summer. And I haven’t adjust yet to figure out when my kids need my attention and when they don’t. (Take a look at tips to make routines work for you.)
This week, I’m putting a plan together, and we’re going to have fun! I’m really savoring this summer, as it seems that my kids are growing up way too fast and soon they’ll be off on their bikes to the pool every day and I’ll be forgotten. (They really won’t forget me, will they?)
A weekly plan to enjoy your summer with the kids!
I’ve chosen some of our favorite activities to do in the summer to do this week, to get outside and enjoy the days when we can!
Monday: Make a Walking Stick
Find a great walking stick and clip off any sprouts. Decorate it with paint to their desire.
- nature’s sticks
- pruners or loppers
Find details: Kids making a walking sticks for summer hikes
Tuesday: Weave something outside!
Weave something with ribbon! What can the kids weave? Can you weave your front porch railing, or a deck? What about chairs? You can also weave bushes in the garden!
- ribbon or string
- something to weave
Find details: Weaving with kids
Wednesday: Mud Painting
Collect a pail of dirt and add water to it to make mud paint. Use a paintbrush to paint a canvas or the sidewalk.
- paper (optional)
Find details: Mud Painting
Thursday: Wash Toys
Use a tub of soapy water to wash favorite toys.
- tub or bucket
- sponge or toothbrush
Find details: Washing Toys Water Activity
Friday: Trace Squiggly Lines
Draw squiggly lines of chalk on the sidewalk, paint them with water to erase them.
- sidewalk chalk
- house paintbrushes
Find details: Squiggle! Tracing Lines on the Driveway
Saturday: Sidewalk family portrait
Draw your family portrait with sidewalk chalk on the sidewalk or driveway
- sidewalk chalk
- family members
Sunday: Go for a walk and jump over all the cracks
Have a fun summer!