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Summer always seems to be a super exciting time of year but also a little more difficult than the regular school year. How do you keep your kids entertained, inspired to learn, and happy (!) without them going to school? Summer camps are an option, but those don’t always completely fill your summer days or weeks.
How about creating your own themes for each week of summer? The preschools do it, the summer camps do, and so can you!
Each week, set a different summer theme for your house with crafts, books, outings, and activities that fit within your theme. Sounds like a lot of work, right? In a world with Pinterest and Amazon, it’s a breeze. Let me show you how!
Below are some themes. Click on each for a few ideas of what to do that week or keep scrolling to view them all. The last one is “summer” just for general summer fun—don’t forget that too!
- Now, get out your calendar and assign each week of summer a theme.
- A few days before the start of each new theme, go to Pinterest and search your theme + crafts. You will be amazed at the ideas. Pick a few to tackle.
- Next, look at your home library. Most kids have books on all of these topics. Grab a few and keep them out to read during the week.
- Find a “fun fact” each day to teach your kids that goes with your theme. “Hey Alexa, can you tell me a fact about ____?” Try it!
- And finally, plan an outing. We live in such an amazing area; take advantage of it. We’ve listed many local outings in our Bay Area summer bucket list.
Happy Summer and follow along @mpmomsblog on Instagram to see our themes in action!