You barely made it to Saturday morning after school gets out for summer break and you hear, “MAHHHHH-MMMMM, I’m BOOOORED!”
With a roll of your eyes, you patiently ask, “Well, what do you want to do?”
“I don’t know….. I’M BORED!”
And so it begins, right? If you are like me, you’ll agree that it is not a parent’s job to entertain their children every minute of every single day. Sure, we have some things planned here and there, but I expect my kids to be able to entertain themselves sometimes and I don’t mean sitting on an iPad all day.
In our house, the kids are required to do “work” each morning before they even get to touch an electronic.
30 minutes of reading, 15 minutes of piano, and “other duties as assigned” by the boss (ha… that’s me) must be done before their hot little hands touch a tablet. They are actually pulling weeds in the backyard as I type. That’s right… they are getting in tune with their inner earth!
Beyond the required work time each morning and the occasional structure of an outing, a trip, basketball practice, or gymnastics, there are a lot of summer hours to fill. A LOT OF HOURS!
To make your life a bit easier, I rounded up over 100 meaningful summer activities that can absorb some of those hours. Activities are organized by category. This FREE PRODUCT is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
In addition to the checklist shown here, I also created a Summer Passport. Each page has a space for a stamp that can be added upon completion of the activity and a couple of lines to write about the activity.
Each set of activities is organized by category so that you can make multiple booklets or just one big, fat passport book with over 100 pages (as pictured above).