The Brodster and I are on summer vacation! Which really means he's on vacation and I have the job of entertainer for the next two months. I have had to plan ahead a lot more than before because I can't imagine just laying around the house, watching TV for eight weeks. BORING. Brody has asked to do two things this summer: practice baseball and write a book. Those have definitely been added to the list of things to do. Now what?
To make it more fun, I decided to give each week a theme! Over ten years ago (geez, has it been that long?), I worked at an all-girls camp during the summers. Each week was themed, like Superhero week or Sporty week (My favorite was Survivor week - the kids were soooo into it!). We decorated the camp and chose activities to go with the theme. Well, Brodster, you're about to have a mini version of that! I'll post about the activities weekly, so stay tuned.
Below are the weekly themes and the activities we'll be fitting in, which is in addition to our normal schedule, like library trips, family outings, and weekend hikes (don't forget laundry, cooking, and baby preparation). I tried to schedule everything that would typically be happening during school hours, just so we could relax once dad gets home from work. We hope to add some play dates with some of Brody's buddies too, cuz we all know Mom is not that cool.
Just in case you are looking for things to do with your kids, here are a few activities I have come across that are FREE. Some get you out of the house, which is always ideal!
Attend kids events at the local library
Earn a free book with Barnes & Noble
Earn a free book with Pottery Barn
Enter the Pizza Hut Summer Reading Challenge
Free Online Story Time with Barnes & Noble
Free Craft with Home Depot Kids Workshop
Free Craft with Lowes Build and Grow
Free Craft with Lakeshore Learning Center
Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Play the Sylvan Book Adventure