Summer Schedule for Kids

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Kids Summer Schedule

Kids need to have a summer schedule that they follow.

Children thrive on routine. When children do not attend school during the summer the daily routine that they followed, for 10 months, changes.

Unless you live somewhere that kids go to school year-round, then there’s no way around this. However, you can create a summer routine for your children, which will help your summer go smoothly.

Summer Routine for Kids

Whether your children will be attending summer camp this summer or are staying home with you, this is one summer schedule that everyone can follow.

This is not a daily schedule to follow. Instead, this is a simple fun schedule that you and your children can follow to make planning your days easier and fun!

In this summer schedule, each day of the week brings on a different activity. All of which are excellent activities to promote your children’s brain to make connections, resulting in learning!

The fun thing about this summer schedule is coming up with which specific activity you and your children want to do each day. If you are going to be spending the days home together, then plan a longer activity. If you only have a couple of hours together each day, pick something that will take less time.

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Fun Summer Schedule for Kids Template

Make Something Monday

“Make Something Monday” is a day to work on various art activities.

Some days there will be more structured activities, such as drawing specific shapes for younger ones and working on more advanced art skills for older kids. While other days it will be a free form.

You can purchase a long roll of white paper that to roll out across the floor to trace each other, draw on, color on, paint, or whatever else you and your children come up with.

We also plan to make some fun usable art, like our do-it-yourself bath bombs and play-doh.

Time To Read Tuesday

Tuesday is the day of the week that we place a lot of emphasis on reading.

It’s a great practice to read pretty daily during the summer. However, on Tuesday’s you can do things a little differently.

Some Tuesdays you can make a special trip to either the bookstore or library to find a new, exciting book. Whereas on other Tuesday’s you can spend time focusing on a specific author, learning about the author and reading their work.

If you have older children it’s an excellent idea to incorporate reading comprehension and book reports into their summer.

Younger ones who are not yet reading, but can work with you on some early readers. They will enjoy listening to you reading to them and engaging them in conversation about the plot and characters.

What’s Cooking Wednesday

Wednesday will be a fun day to look up recipes and cook together!

There are so many skills learned through cooking together!

When children are involved in all of the necessary steps to make a meal, such as picking a recipe, gathering the ingredients, prepping, and cooking they are more likely to eat the food.

Children will also learn about where the ingredients come from, practice their cutting/chopping skills using their claw hold (to protect those little fingertips), and get to practice their math and science skills.

Test Your Skills Thursday

Thursday will be the day to put your children’s gross and fine motor skills to the test!

Some days can be spent doing outdoor obstacle courses.

Other days can be spent have friendly competitions. Such as building with Legos.

Find Something Friday

On Friday’s you can plan various scavenger hunt games, hide and seek, and more!

Some days the scavenger hunts can be done by color, such as find something pink, something blue, something green, etc. While other days the scavenger hunt will be more of a traditional hunt.

This is a great activity to gather some friends together so everyone can play on a larger scale. Scavenger hunt games like this one and this one can keep them busy for a while.

Kids Summer Schedule

Thank you for reading. I hope you found some good ideas for activities you can do with your children this summer. I would love to hear about ideas or activities that you and your kids are doing this summer!

Don’t forget to grab your free kids’ summer schedule printable! (click the link below)

Summer Schedule for Kids

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Brooke has been helping families as a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, since 2007. Prior to that, she spent 4+ years working as a Registered Nurse in both pediatric and postpartum nursing. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. Additionally, she is dual-licensed in her state as both an APRN and RN.

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