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

Summer Jar List and Printable from Over the Big Moon plus on the same site you can find a fun Summer To-Do List Printable for your wall.

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:

Thanks to Amy from Mom Advice, check out this fantastic 100 Days of Summer Pinterest Board.

Kristen from Dine and Dash has also created a fun Summer of 2012 Pinterest Board.


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 Confident Mom Summer Survival Calendar

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

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 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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9 Responses to Fantastic Resources for Surviving the Summer

  1. 1
    Amy says

    What a fun round-up of summer activities and lists! I can’t wait to check these all out! Thank you so much for highlighting my 100 Days of Summer board! xoxo

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      Wow Amy you are fast! Thanks for such a great resource, you are awesome!!

  2. 4
    Lisa and Pam says

    WOW! Great round up and thanks so much for the feature! Have a great summer!

  3. 5
    Kristen says

    What a great list of resources – that calendar is brilliant! Off to check it out.
    Thanks for the mention, friend! I appreciate it 🙂

  4. 7
    Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz) says

    Wish I’d read this list sooner! Here it is already July — ah, but better late than never, right? Looking forward to printing out some goodies for me & the Little to enjoy tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome round-up! 🙂


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