10 Ways to Prepare for Summer
Does Summer sneak up on you and then you realize you just aren’t ready? Kids are out of school or have little homeschool work to do and then BOREDOM sets in. Unless you have a pool in your backyard or you live at a Summer Camp what are you to do? Check out these great ways to prepare for Summer BEFORE Summer is here!
1. Summer Wishlist- ask your kids to write down things they would like to do, learn, and places to go or explore over the Summer. Often we forget about simple things like flying kites, camping in the backyard, spending the week at Grandma’s house, visiting a local park. Ask your kids what they would like to do and try to help them accomplish those things this Summer!
2. Bucket List- I always mean to make one or create one. Last year I even printed out some freebies and NEVER got to laminating and using them. Super sad I know. This year I resolve to be on top of Summer and get some ideas going and then be more prepared to welcome baby #4 in August!
Good Work Academy’s Summer Bucket List– another homeschool family’s list!
A to Z Summer Bucket List
3. Plant a Garden or Visit a Farmer’s Market– get your veggies and flowers into the ground ASAP! You will be able to enjoy your bounty by the end of Summer! Try a new salad or grill recipe once your produce is ready to pick.
4. Schedule- create a daily or weekly schedule or routine. This will help you keep up with chores and household tasks while still enjoying an activity packed summer! Make sure to clean out your car of all trash and winter items. Re-stock your vehicle with beach towels, sunglasses, and camp chairs in order to enjoy an impromptu splash park adventure or Summer music concert in the park!
5. Monthly Calendar-This helps to accomplish all the trips to the library fro Summer reading club and all those free concerts in the park. I use a free template from and will also try using a google calendar to share with hubby, sister, and grandma’s this year.
6. Create a Summer Scrapbook-
7. Summer Reading Program- if your local library doesn’t have an awesome program or you live to far to go frequently or will be super pregnant like me then create your own!
8. Register for CAMPS and SCHOLARHSHIPS NOW! The early bird usually get the worm. most organizations have a limited number of scholarships to hand out and some are based on merit as well as need! Even if a program does specifically offer or state that they offer scholarships often it’s just a matter of asking.
9. Kids Bowl Free– Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Freeprogram. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
10. Collect new Summer recipes– get a jump start on grilling, fishing, and the hot weather by printing some new recipes that are perfect for Summer. Try some cool frozen treats, smoothie, frozen coffee, or homemade fruit salad recipes.
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