Who’s excited about summer?!?
Summer is right around the corner and lots of people are already planning their summer activity lists. Do you have any special plans for the summer? I know we’ll be planning playdates and having friends over all summer long!
Do you plan summer playdates for your kids?
When school is out, I used to get bored and miss my friends after two weeks. Since my kids homeschool, they don’t quite get the idea of what summer vacation is, but they do love seeing their friends every chance they get (mommy groups and preschool co-ops are awesome for this!) The thing is I actually need to sit out and PLAN those meetings or else they will never actually happen. How many times have you said “We should get together soon!” and then three years pass before it actually happens? (tell me this happens to more people than just me). Even as a co-op leader, I am terrible about meeting up unless an event is actually written in my planner. Last minute plans just don’t work out.
Let me plan your summer playdates for you!
As I sat to brainstorm ideas for our co-op group, I realized some of you might find them helpful for yourselves! I designed a super simple summer activity planner that would work great as for summer get together with other munchkins and moms.
How to use this planner
There are so many wonderful ideas all over the internet for summer craft and activity ideas. What I did was narrow the list down to just three. Three simple, seasonal themed activities for each month of summer. I tried to include one fun food activity (like making ice cream), one active play idea, and one other craft/activity. I balanced the activities out so that you could plan one 2 hour long playdate a month using all three activities, or you could split them up and do three 30 minute playdates a week. Easy peasy. All you have to do is send the invites!
I’ve created a nifty little printable to hang on the fridge and check off as you plan the activities. Most ideas are self-explanatory, but some might require further explanation or directions, so I’m listing each activity in this blog post as well.
Host an Ice Cream Social
Make Sun Catchers
Host a Sidewalk Chalk Art Day
Have a Water Baloon Fight