Fantastic Resources for Surviving the Summer
My kids aren’t finished school here until the end of June but I know that many of you have kids home for the summer already. So in honor of that, I thought I’d compile some of the excellent resources that I’ve come across lately to help you organize and fill the long days of summer with the kids. No doubt about it, this ought to keep them busy for awhile! :)
Here is a great collection of 50 Summer Free Printables. Go crazy!
Summertime Activities Bucket List with Free Printables from Tater Tots & Jello
Another great and super cute Summer Fun Chart Printable for listing out all the fun activities you want to do in the summer from The Crafting Chicks.
If your summer plans include travel then you might find my free Family Travel Checklist printable helpful.
Summer Pinterest Boards:
Now for some terrific summer activity ebooks that I highly recommend. There are three in particular that I love and think you will too.
First up is the Summer Survival Calendar from Susan, The Confident Mom.
The 2012 Summer Survival Calendar is a three-and-a-half-month calendar with over 100 activities to blast boredom and increase family time. It features at least one low-budget (and sometimes free) activity, craft project, or kid friendly recipe every day from May 15 to August 31. The calendar comes in a digital PDF download so you have it instantly, and most activities include a clickable link so you can easily view directions or supplies needed. The Summer Survival Calendar keeps kids busy, happy, and engaged during those long, hot summer days—and moms will find it to be a lifesaver when kids exhibit symptoms of the “boredom blues.” For more information on all that is included, visit here. Price: $9.00
Also available is the Summer Survival Guide from Jessica at Life as Mom.
The Summer Survival Guide is a 200+ page ebook full of summertime inspiration for planning family fun. Includes 38 printable and/or customizable pages as well as ideas for home management, emergency preparedness, family fun, and more. It also includes 100+ family-friendly book and movie suggestions. To see the table of contents and a sample, visit here. Price: $9.00
Next is the 100 Days of Summertime ebook from Jennifer at ListPlanIt.com.
100 Days of Summertime 2012 is a complete guide to making the most of the summertime by getting prepared and staying organized. It is a daily dose of inspiration & motivation for a summer filled with family, food, and fun! An off shoot of the popular blog series, 100 Days to Christmas, this eBook is a journey that begins around Memorial Day, and leads you step-by-step through the best parts of summertime. Included are links to 31 lists from ListPlanIt.com for end-of-school planning, summer camp, family vacations, party planning/entertaining, back to school and more! More information here. Price: $5.00
Happy summer of fun everyone!!
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