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Summer is Here, Now What to do With the Kids!

Yes, summer is here. For most, school is finishing up or it already has. We’re done on the 22nd of June and I’m kinda freaking out a little.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my kids. We love to play, go places, do all that fun stuff.

But, I haven’t quite planned for what we should do. Because if I don’t plan, chances are my kids will be plopped in front of the TV more than I want. Take it from me, it happens!!

So this summer, we’re putting together a TO DO list. We’re going to have a family meeting and everyone gets a say in what they want to do this summer. We’ll write it all down, just brainstorming, no answer rejected. I may end up with TV and video games on there, but we’ll work it out that it’s not too often!

To help with some ideas of summer plans, I’ve gathered some really great blog posts that share all sorts of fun and FREE things to do, helping to enjoy more of summer before it’s gone. (3 months actually go by pretty quick!)

And we’ll also take from this list above, a summer series I hosted over at Make and Takes last year, Summer Camp for Kids!

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  • Mega Summer List 1 of 9
    Mega Summer List
    I LOVE how fun this list is written on a chalkboard. It's right there for the family to see and check off their list.
    Learn more over at Whatever.
  • 100 Free Things for Summer 2 of 9
    100 Free Things for Summer
    Summer plans can get expensive, so I love this list of 100 FREE ideas.
    Learn more over at Digital Reflections.
  • Summer Checklist 3 of 9
    Summer Checklist
    This list is so much fun, bright and colorful. The kids will love to help write it all out.
    Learn more over at The Larson Lingo.
  • 100 Things to Do This Summer 4 of 9
    100 Things to Do This Summer
    From the basic to a little more advanced, you'll be set all summer with these ideas.
    Learn more over at Land of Nod.
  • 101 Summer Ideas 5 of 9
    101 Summer Ideas
    This site has all the ideas and the links to go with it, super convenient.
    Learn more over at Scrapbook Lady.
  • 40 Summer Activities for Kids 6 of 9
    40 Summer Activities for Kids
    Here are 40 free, or mostly free, ideas for your summer fun.
    Learn more over at The Centsible Life .
  • 441 Things to do this Summer 7 of 9
    441 Things to do this Summer
    Yes, they've got lists for 441 things to do this summer. No excuses!
    Learn more over at We Are That Family.
  • 30+ Summer Activities for Kids 8 of 9
    30+ Summer Activities for Kids
    The kids will love the ideas in this list, so many creative ideas.
    Learn more over at Lil Luna.
  • Celebrating a Screen Free Week 9 of 9
    Celebrating a Screen Free Week
    Put these screen free week ideas to use all summer, perfect for your summer fun.
    Learn more over at Nurture Store.

What are your summer plans? What are you making sure you get done with the family?


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