Last summer, I had every intention to do fun things with my kids but inevitably failed. We did a couple “fun things”. This summer I have the same desire to have fun with my kids and enjoy this wonderful season.
Our schedule is not as much busy as it is sporadic. We are living with our family so there is not as much set “schedule” as we used to have (which is fun for now). So instead of setting myself up for failure by writing on the calendar ‘scheduled fun activities’ (Ha! I so desire to be type-A!), I came up with the idea for a “fun bucket”.
I googled “summer fun for preschoolers” and found sooo much! I flipped through the blogs and websites and wrote down ones that fit best for our family. One of my favorites is Disney Family.go!
When we have time or a free afternoon, I grab an idea and DO IT! I think older kids could get in to this one too! They could research the ideas themselves and maybe place the ideas in a large sand pail! Teens or “tweens” could make a ‘Summer Bucket List’ of all the fun things they want to do that summer. You could maybe have a reward or party for teens and tweens completing their list/emptying their bucket!
What I love about this is it is organized spontaneity! No pressure, just fun! It is summer after all! Now go have fun!
Trisha is a wife, mom, friend, artist, blogger, couponer, homemaker, cook, and bargain shopper… through God’s amazing grace and love she lives for Him! For more about her check out her blog: writingaboutthejourney.wordpress.com
Perfect timing Trisha! I’m putting the big kids on a bucket list search. Great ideas for organized spontaneity – it is summer after all! 🙂