SUMMER TIPS TO SAVE YOUR SANITY

Let’s get organized for summer.

Kiddos are home all day. Out of school what is a mom to do?

Maybe I can help by sharing some useless trivial knowledge that you might find is not so useless after all.

  • Drive in movie night.
    • Take a TV & DVD Player outside. You can throw Blankets on the ground; Mom and Dad may want comfy lawn chairs. Let the kids bring out their beanbag chairs outside.
    • Set up your own concession stand with drinks, make popcorn and grab a pizza. (Don’t forget flashlights.)
    • Make it a triple feature. A fun animated one for the little’s, then one for the Tweens & one for Mom and Dad.
    • You can put the little’s to bed or just let them crash in the yard.
    • One person suggested piling a blow up pool with blankets and pillows. That sounds so fun
  • Visit the fire station. You can even bake treats to take as a gift.
  • Decorate cupcakes
  • Make homemade popsicles.
  • Write a letter to someone and mail it at the post office. (Grandparents love this one!)
  • Go for a picnic. Even if it is in the back yard.
  • Play tag with a wet sponge.
  • Have a family video game tournament.
  • Visit a local state park. Find a state park near you.
  • Visit a National Park, National Monument –
    • National Park free day is August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
    • Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military
    • Also if you have a 4th grader: Annual 4th Grade Pass Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August). Visit the Every Kid in a Park website
  • Scavenger hunt. For older kids make it a photo scavenger hunt.
  • For girls take them to a Goodwill or Salvation Army. Give them $10 and let them go wild. Have a fashion show at home with what they bought. Have categories for Best Outfit, Lowest $ spent for an outfit, Crazy Halloween outfit, Best costume or theme interpretation.
  • Journal challenge for kids.
  • Camp out in the back yard or glamp in the living room. Don’t forget to make the smores
  • Visit all the free museums or how about touring local factory – Check and see what is available in your areas.
  • Be a Tourist in your own city – You may be surprised to find what amazing fun things there are to do in your own back yard.
  • Hiking is free and you have to eat anyway, right? Why not eat in the great outdoors? Even the Picky eaters who you can’t o eat their lunches at home, but on a hike…you can bet they will inhale it all!   Food always tastes better outside. Library summer reading programs – Most libraries have fun activities and rewards in addition to story time every week to motivate kids to keep up on their reading.
  • Have you kids write a book.
  • Go on a Bug Hunt. Got empty containers with lids? Poke some holes in the top and go on a creepy crawler adventure.
  • Also make an I’m Board Jar by printing an I’m board printable from http://hiphomeschoolingblog.com/im-bored/

    There are 20 thoughts that should give you some summer relief.

Bottom Line your kids will not be little for long. So enjoy the summer with them.

Thanks Pamela!

I am honored to be  ask by Tamara to write a guest post.  If you find that you like what you read here and maybe need a little help organizing your life come on by and check out my blog Bee Organized with Pamela.

I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I’m a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is “If you knew you could not fail what would you do?” I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

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About beeorganizedwithpamela

I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

8 responses to “SUMMER TIPS TO SAVE YOUR SANITY”

  1. Yuly360 says :

    Love it! You nail it Pamela!

  2. nananoyz says :

    Reblogged this on Praying for Eyebrowz and commented:
    Fun ideas!

  3. Tamara Collins says :

    I printed this out to use with our boys this summer, thank you Pamela for sharing with us!

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