Summer Boredom Busters

July 14th, 2014

Have any of you heard this yet?

“Mommy, I’m bored.”

I decided that this year I’m going to come up with a chart to help cure any summer boredom blues that may come our way. We’ve got trips planned, playdates scheduled and a few weeks for Monkey Boy at a fabulous day camp, but we all know that in between the word BORED will rear its ugly head.

               Hi-yay! I’m karate chopping the big B word before it can make an appearance.

I found some free downloadable schedules online and Monkey Boy and I are in the process of filling it in with lots of fun options.

Here’s the thing – this is not just for my readers with kids. The summer flies by for everyone so why not list all the fab things you want to do or explore alone or with friends? It’s a great way to have weekend or evening options right at your fingertips.

 http://mamasmiles.com/blog/media/pages/summer-activity-chart-for-kids.pdf

http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2013/05/summer-calendar.html

Some of the options require him to occupy himself so I can get work done. We’ve added things like read a book and write a sentence about your favorite part, build a Lego house, make paper airplanes, Rainbow loom, write numbers on chalkboard 1-100, build a sheet fort, PBS.org fun games & create racecar or train out of boxes.

There’s family/group options as well, like movie & picnic in the park, Lincoln Center’s Mid Summer Night Swing, backyard BBQ with friends, nature scavenger hunt, beach day, play baseball, sprinkler party, homemade playdough, write and put on a play, Brooklyn Explore Day, etc.

I’m pretty sure we’ll have enough activities to keep Monkey Boy occupied and create fun family memories too.

Oh yes, mission accomplished!

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