I shared this printable on Instagram and asked if anyone was interested and the answer was yes! So today I’m sharing this three-month summer calendar with bucket list at the bottom. The idea is that I can plan out our summer as much as possible instead of just winging it. In past summers I just let it happen to us instead of taking advantage of a long weekend or local events.
I have three kids ages 7 and under. They all talk a lot and have so much energy. It doesn’t work to stay home every day. They end up squabbling, going crazy and my nerves get shot. My goal is to engage their minds and wear them out!
My hope it that the calendar will help us stay busy. I’m going to make things simple by having themed days, like this:
Mondays we will go to the children’s museum. Tuesdays we will go to the beach (pray for me). Wednesdays will be an activity day at home — so maybe something from our bucket or activity list like slip and slide or craft. Thursdays we’ll head to the library. And Fridays are for exploring, going to a new park or someplace we’ve never been before. When I have an idea for a place or activity, I stick it down on the calendar so I don’t forget.
And things change and that’s fine! That’s the beauty of summer. We planned on going to the museum this morning but a friend asked us over to swim. So of course we went swimming! The calendar is just a guideline to help.
Write down any camps the kids will be attending. I’m too lazy for a bunch of them, so the boys just do one sports camp and they love it.
After I marked down weekly outings, I checked out what local events are coming up — concerts, festivals, free days at the zoo, etc. I put those down so we know it’s an option.
We’re saving money for boring house stuff right now (think gutters, screens, lawnmower, bleh) so no big vacations for this summer, but definitely one or two road trips. I asked Marcello what works with this word schedule and we came up with a couple weekends. I marked those down.
Pencil in when you’re expecting company too.
Also, I want to spend more time with the kids instead of pecking away at the keyboard, so you might be hearing a little less from me until August. Now that the kids are getting older I want to make the most of these summers! You can find our adventures and house updates over on Instagram in the meantime.
How about you? Do you have any plans or summer tips?
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Summer calendar with bucketlist
Summer calendar with blank checklist
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