This week marks the end of Pre-K which means we have the whole summer together! No running around in the mornings to get to school {yay!}. I have been trying to think of ways to make the most out of our summer. Part of me is dreading all of the down time {will they be bored? will we be stuck in the house every day?}. Last summer, I came up with a simple summer schedule that was based on different activities every day. But I knew I was going to need something a little more. I am working more from home but I also want to make sure that we are enjoying the summer!

I searched around Pinterest for some summer schedules and came across the most detailed schedules and the simplest. Somewhere in between, I came up with our own summer schedule. Now before you go thinking that I will be sticking to this strictly, you are delusional. I would be delusional to think that this would work every day of the summer. But, it is a nice, loose framework to make the most out of our summer.

summer schedule

I have also been scouring the internet for free activities for the kids and I have a great list going so far. From story times to crafts to fun days at the farm, there are a ton of local activities. One that I am most looking forward to is the AC Moore Summer Crafts Program. Held every Wednesday between June 26 and August 14, the program offers free craft activities from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m. for children ages 4 – 12 years. This year, the program kicks off with a summer fun tote bag project benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Summer Fun Wednesdays begin June 26 and continue through August 14. Scheduled activities include:

  • June 26, Simply Spray® Canvas Bag project
  • July 3, Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics®  Bling Stickers
  • July 10, Crayola® Model Magic Owls
  • July 17, Schur-Tech Duck Tape Duckling™ Frames
  • July 24, Karmin International™ Design a Puzzle
  • July 31, Melissa & Doug Scratch Art® Tube
  • August 7,  Fashion Angels® Tapeffiti™
  • August 14, Polyform® Eraser Clay Sweet Treats
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What does your summer schedule look like?

I’m linking up to Motivation Monday with A Life in Balance, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home, and The Vintage Mom!

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