When summer is here it is easy for the weeks to melt into one another. Use a Summer Activity Schedule to plan your days. Give your weeks some extra pizzazz by having Summer Theme Weeks. Each week plan a different theme and delight your family. Be sure you have created Summer Journals to give your kids an outlet to record all the memories you will make. In the list below you will find a brainstorming of ideas. Please use your creativity and expand upon this list.
Summer Theme Week Ideas List
Animals – safari, barnyard, ocean
Backyard – spend time outside in the backyard. Make yard twister, have a sponge ball water fight ( it’s easier to clean up than balloons), make a fort, create kick that can ice cream.
Camping – Set up a tent for the week in the living room.
Community helpers – Dress up as your favorite community helpers. Make thank you cards and deliver them. As for a tour of your local fire department.
Cooking – Devote the week to trying new recipes and foods!
Cowboy/cowgirl/farm – Call a local CSA or Farm to see if you can get a summer tour.
Dance – Download some new songs and spend the week choreographing dance moves to new songs. If you child is younger some of these Free Kids Music: Free Children’s MP3 Song Downloads are a great start. Watch kid friendly YouTube videos for inspiration!
Dinosaurs – Check out some of these How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight activities!
Explorer – Grab some gear and head to the woods! Or start geocaching today.
Fairy tales – From Goldie Locks to Hansel and Gretel there are so many fun fairy tales you can learn about.
Games – Board games, outdoor games, games at your gym, swimming contests, the list goes on and on
Holiday – Have a week of holiday celebrations in the summer. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day….they are all so much fun out of order and back to back!
Lego or megablok – Lego Rings are very easy to create and kids love them! Have fun building a new project each day.
Inventor – Use recyclable materials and create masterpieces all week long.
Movie – Watch classic movies from your childhood mixed in with your child’s favorites. Walk a red carpet and take paparazzi photos after getting all glammed up. Head to the movie theater. Take advantage of theater deals.
Music/Rock Star – Visit a music store, make your own musical instruments, learn about the music scales.
Ocean – Make Goldfish Marshmallow Pops and fun sea creatures. Wear your bathing suits from sun up to sun down.
Olympics – Create an Olympic Ring Toss, run a short race on a local school track, compete in Olympic style games
Pirates – Learn some Pirate Jokes for Kids and have a swashbucklin’ good week
Royalty – Kings, queens, princes, princesses, and the court jester will have fun with homemade crowns and tea parties.
Stars and Stripes – These Patriotic Crafts are sure to spark even more ideas!
Storybook Summer – Turn your favorite storybook into a week of fun. Here are 10 Storybook Summer ideas to get you started!
Talent – Spend the week practicing your talents (jokes, sining, instruments, monologues). Involve the neighbors and have a talent show at the end of the week.
Teddy Bear Adventures – Make a brown bear mask a gloves (using socks) and see where your imagination takes you. A teddy bear picnic is probably in order!
Think About Others – Spend the week collecting or making gifts for other people. My girls like to drop food off at the food bank as well as donate to any machine type device they can spy. Write cards to soldiers.
Travel – Travel to the moon….or back in time!
Water – Have a wet week with water balloons, swimming, and more.
Wild West – Break out your best cowboy gear and head back in time!
What did we miss that should be added to the list? Do yo have a favorite craft or activity that we should include?
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