Have you started on your Summer List yet?
We're embarking today on our last week of school this week before Luke finishes Kindergarten on Friday and Ella completes second grade the Tuesday after. This year has flown by so fast.
I have found a pretty good blance these days between home and work life and intend on continuing this trend through the Summer. In antcipation of the months ahead, I have spent a little time this weekend doing some planning to ensure a fun Summer for all.
Some of my best finds:
1. A Bored Jar | A jar filled with suggestions for things to do for bored or squabbling siblings. I first came across this idea in the DD forums, where you can find some super suggestions, but on further research I also found some more great ideas from the following sites. Already started assembling my Bored Jar.
Room Mom 101 Love the free kids crafts downlaodable PDF
Shaydes of Life I like the idea of putting a few chores in there to discourage boredom in the first place.
Somewhat Simple Printable lists of activities
2. 101 Things to Do This Summer | A fabulous list with www links of things to do and places to go for all ages and interests by Katie Nelson. Many of these ideas can be incorporated in the Bored Jar or would make great family day trips.
3. Little Passports | The perfect way to take your children around the world without even leaving home. I found this via Jasmere but ended up ordering the Jetsetter Package for Ella and Luke. Excited for them to receive their first Explorer and Monthly Adventure Kits. I have always believed one of the greatest gifts you can give your children is the experience gained through travel. Coupon: lpgift10 also gave me a 10% discount on each order.