Born out of necessary, comes this...
Printable Summer Schedule
What this is: This schedule is meant to give kids who will be home for the summer, a framework for how to spend their time. It helps make conversations about turning off the TV easier and prepares them mentally for what's next. Of course, not every day will go exactly like this and you may decide to venture out to the library, playground or pool at any time. The great thing is, you can get everyone (including yourself!) back on track when you return home.
Download and print: Printable Summer Schedule [PDF]
Download, edit and print: Editable Summer Schedule [Word]
If you do not have Word, you can use the free software Open Office to open and edit this document. Get Open Office here.
What this isn't: This is not an activity list which is what I kept finding when scouring Pinterest for ways to keep the kids on track this summer. Activity lists are GREAT and go hand-in-hand with this schedule. You'll notice lots of playtime built into the schedule. This is where the kiddos are free to choose how they want to spend their time. But they will still need some ideas. So we've got a clipboard of printed activity lists hanging along side the schedule.
New! Summer Bucket List
Recently, now that my kids are older, I've created a Summer Bucket List. There are a few starter ideas, with room to fill in the blanks.
Download and print: Printable Bucket List [PDF]
Download, edit and print: Editable Summer Bucket List [Word]
Summer Activity Lists for Kids
Here are a few of the activity lists we've printed:
- 100 Things to Do This Summer
- 100 Free Summer Activities for Kids
- 25 Summertime Activities for Boys (and Tom Boys!)
If you're working from home with the kids, try to create good habits now. I
If you have any other resources or tips for working from home with kids, please share via the comment section below! Have a great summer, enjoy those little ones while they are still little and may we all keep our sanity! 😉
Update: This will be my fourth summer working from home with kids and this schedule has been a sanity saver! I hope you enjoy it too. Feel free to share this with other work at home moms and dads, grandparents, nannies, or stay at home parents.