Weekly Theme Calendar
On Clean Mama's blog I saw this idea. I came up with something similar. I have a theme for each week and planned some things for the month of June. I'll plan July and August closer to those months.
I will say that introducing something like this with a few crafts and activities the same week I'm teaching and my kids are attending VBS was probably not the best idea! Not only are we exhausted when we get home but there's just not much time to do much when the little guy wakes from his nap. However, the VBS theme was "High Seas" so I thought "Ocean" might go well with that. :)
Along with a few other bloggy mommy's we are playing BINGO this summer. We started it this week and it's been a lot of fun. My daughter seems to enjoy it so far. She keeps asking what else she can do. I plan on changing out some of the squares each week. I first saw the idea on From the Fence Post which takes you to Stacy Julian's blog where you can find the printables and make your own. It's so easy! I changed the rules and prizes to fit for my daughter.
I also wanted to have something to pull from when she's bored. I made a "Bored Box" from an old shoe box using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. First, we made a list together of fun things she'd like to do over the course of the summer. Some of the things on our list are:
Go to the library
Go to the Arboretum
Play in sprinkler
Make ice cream
Make a book
Go to Farmer's Market
Go to ball park (this one threw me for a total loop!)
"camp out" reading
Make a necklace
Have a sleep over
Invite a friend over
Go swimming at Grandma & Pop Pop's
The box hasn't been needed yet thanks to VBS. I'm sure it'll come in handy very soon!