Summertime Fun Booklet

I love the freedom of summer and how we can just veg one day and do fun outside activities. But I also want my kids to accomplish something during the 2 months we have off school. I was talking to a mom of older kids who I admire a lot and she was telling me what she did with her kids when they were small and I thought it was a great idea!! So I’ve adapted her idea a bit and that’s what I’m sharing with you today!
Summer is a great time to do lots of fun things and it’s also a time to learn new life skills. For this year I wanted to teach my kids and motivate them with something fun. So I’ve made a little booklet that we will print out for each one.
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It has different sections or areas that I thought the kids could use work or set goals in. The different sections are
  • Physical and Outdoor Skills
  • Spiritual
  • Education
  • Life Skills
  • Talents and Creativity
  • Family Relations and Kindness
Some of the items can be done every day (so they are worth 5 – 10 points) but some will take more time and commitment (read a 100-120 page book) or are a one time deal (like running in a race).  Each night they will add up their points in the booklet. When they reach 200 points they get a prize from the summertime fun box.
Up high in my closet is this basket. I filled it with things my kids will love. Things to do, books to read, some treats, etc. Some from the dollar store and some books from Costco.
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 Here is Alden working in his.
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You can download the booklet as a pdf and just print it off or you can download the word document and change some of the list to suit your own family.
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This post was originally a guest posting over at Occasionally Crafty in their great Fun in the Summertime Series.
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  • June 9, 2014 - 4:10 am

    Amberjane - This is a great idea – keeping the kids busy is the biggest challenge 🙂

  • June 19, 2014 - 9:58 am

    patricia - Just wanted to say THANK YOU so very much for sharing this idea and the actual booklet. So very sweet and awesome of you! I downloaded the document and customized it for my ten year old and he is so excited and pumped to begin collecting points. We are in BC and summer began with a bang last week (before I was ready for it) due to the teachers strike. So I’m hoping this will help keep him busy and occupied before summer plans kick in. Thanks again!!!! 🙂

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