I’ve scoured the “pin”ternet so you don’t have to yourself. Here are some creative ways to kick off your summer. What mom couldn’t use some summer boredom busters?
To quote a great mind of our time:
“There’s 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it!”
- One of my favorite summer ideas is to make an “I’m Bored” Jar. I LOVE this. You can make this as complicated or simple as you like. The inspiration for this picture can be found at this link.
- Set up a regular routine to manage expectations. Here is a good example:
(image found here)
I like the idea of a routine even if it’s just a routine that says, “Monday-Entertain yourself”! 🙂 A summer routine doesn’t mean you are entertaining your kids every day all day. It might just be a way of helping your kids think of creative things to do in different categories.
- Sign up for your local library reading program. The libraries in our area give away a lot of freebies as a part of the summer reading program. Sign up all your kids. Some have adult things too! We’ve hit the jackpot in the past with earning coupons for Chick Fil A and Sonic!
- Do a “Marathon A Month” or some other physical challenge.
(image credit and more fitness ideas here)
I like the idea of measuring how your kids improve their time in running a block, number of push-ups or sit-ups throughout the summer. It feeds the competitive nature of some kids and keeps them moving.
Now go do something fun this week!