I just picked themes that I thought the kids would like, and wrote them in my calendar on the first day of the week. From there, my eyes were open for anything and everything that relates.
Week 1 is ANIMAL WEEK. I went through all of our books and toys and pulled out anything that would relate. Then, I have some craft kits put away and pulled out that related. I added animal related activities to the list (zoo, pet store, MSU animal farms), and lastly went to the Pinterest, of course!!
- Sand table, filled with toy animals and colored sand.
- Printes out mazes and puzzles that are animal themed for Tate.
- ALLLLLL of their stuffed animals used to decorate the living room the Monday of the week with them. (I think even Tate will get a kick out of this.)
- Stickers in my stash that are animals.
And then I had to hide it all so they don't see it before the week, because that is part of the fun! (It is all stuffed into the bottom basket.)
BEACH WEEK, TRAINS & PLANES WEEK, SPY WEEK (always a favorite), SCIENCE WEEK, GAMES & PUZZLES WEEK
The other thing that I do, is pick a Library day (Monday)and a Park Day (Thursdays), and put them on the calendar. Now, we don't follow everything on the calendar, we just use it as a guideline. We may not do a single thing listed, OR change entirely for the day because someone has asked us to do something. The plan and the calendar just helps us look forward to things, plan with other folks, and to help avoid the dreaded "Mom! Can I have screen time!"
I would love to hear about your summer plans.