If you’re anything like me, the summer holidays start with a tentative plan of events and then the days just start blending together! Surprisingly, I absolutely love the lack of routine and apart from a week or two of summer camps and activities, the rest of the 8-week break is usually a spontaneous mix of everything and nothing. That said, it’s nice to have a few activities up your sleeve that can be called on when the need arises.
Over the last few years, my daughter and I compiled a list of summer activities we wanted to do. We make a bingo chart and fill them all in. Once an activity has been done, we mark it off and a completed line means we go for ice cream or buy a new book.
Some of the ideas are things we would really do anyway (go to the playground, go swimming, arts and crafts, make pizza, etc) but the list usually challenges us to try something new as well – this year, we’ve added ‘learn to cook something by myself’, ‘try a yoga class’ and ‘make unicorn ice cream’.