It seems the second you’re nearing the 4th of July, summer is already gone.
Capture the moment with lazy days, fun field trips, and projects that you never seem to have time for during the year, cutting off any sign of “I’m bored” complaints before they begin! Simple “Summer Wish Lists” are a fun way for everybody to list out some things they’d like to do for the summer, providing an extensive chest of ideas everyone can come back to.
Let your child fill up his list with books to check out from the library, things to learn about, games to play, maybe even what places to visit during the family vacation. Never mind if you don’t have time to do everything— just writing a list is fun in and of itself, an inherent promise about the fun that each long day brings. And when a summer day seems to drag, the lists can provide a reminder of all the things you wanted to do at the start.
Try writing them out with fun craft supplies and laminating; you can hang them up where they’ll be seen and easily accessible each day, cross off activities as they’re completed, and come fall, turn them into a fun reminder of all you were able to do and see this summer!