Summer is right around the corner and I’m excited and ready for it this year.
I love the long hot days at home with my three crazy kids but if I learned anything from last year, it was to plan ahead so we have something to look forward to each day, and since kids love routine, gives them predictability as to what each day of the week has in store for our adventurous tribe!
(one of my secrets to having smooth days are to use these printable routine cards – they’re a lifesaver and save me from reminding my kids to clean up or nag them about what to do next. They just do it all on their own!)
Last Summer I didn’t have a plan.
Little ‘ol me thought we’d just wing it, throw open the doors to the backyard and have a blast for two school-free months.
That excitement lasted an entire two weeks before the kids were restless and I was looking for something to save my sanity, and get us out of the house regularly.
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This year, I have some tricks up my sleeve to make everyone in the house happier, and keep a routine to our days.
I created a Summer Schedule for kids this year, giving each day a theme. We can change our activities each week and knock off items from our Summer Bucket List, but as you see from the Free Printables I’m sharing with you, each day has a theme.
Related: check out the sample daily summer schedules I share here about how to structure your days from wake-up until bedtime. I have a routine for kids 3 – 5 and one for kids ages 6 – 8.
CREATING A SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR KIDS
- MAKE SOMETHING MONDAY
- TAKE A TRIP TUESDAY
- WATER DAY WEDNESDAY
- THINKING & THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY
- FUN DAY OUTDOORS FRIDAY
I’m sharing this free printable for you to download and print. There is a fill-in version so you can jot down ideas for each of your Summer weeks, and then a Summer schedule with ideas so you never run out of fun activities, crafts, adventures and trips to take with your kids this Summer.
You can frame the fill-in Summer Schedule, or laminate it and stick it to your fridge. Simply Simply use a dry-erase marker to write the activity(s) you have planned each day so your kids know exactly what’s on the docket and your weeks will be much happier, peaceful and certainly a memorable one too!
To implement this idea in your home, download the printable here:
Happy Summer Everyone!
More Summer Schedules and Activities for Kids
- 50 Screen-Free Activities for Kids This Summer
- Free Printable: Summer Schedule for Kids Planner Set
- Creating Screentime Rules for Summer (Free Printable)
- 50 Activities & Experiments to Keep Kids Learning in Summer
- 24 Free Activities To Do with Your Kids This Summer
- Best Outdoor Toys for Kids for Active Play & Healthy Habits