Who can believe that summer is coming to an end? I seriously feel like it just started. I went into Walmart last week and was so sad to see that they had Back to School supplies out already. I was voxing Misty and she said that she was in Target and they have theirs out too. It seems as if no one can enjoy their summer any more. I, for one, am still making plans to go swimming, camping, huckleberry picking, sleeping in and just enjoying not having a schedule and nowhere to be. Anybody with me?
I find that all too often the kids are asking what the plans are for the day and I am saying, “Do we have to have a plan?” I guess I have us doing too many things during the day. We love going to the lake or to the splash park, hanging out with friends or family and eating good food. With today’s post I decided to do something that I would maybe regret while we were doing it but that the kids would LOVE.
We have a woodcraft store here called Wood Creations. It is such a fun place to get unfinished wood projects and all the supplies to finish them. I must admit that I am slightly obsessed with them and love to buy all of their seasonal craft projects. My kids tend to get a bit envious when I do and are always begging me to pick them up something and let them paint it themselves. I am happy to report I finally took them shopping and, in fact, let them paint them themselves which took a great deal of self restraint on my part. I must admit, they really did a great job. It was such a simple project for my kids ranging from 12-3 (I laid my 1 year old down for his nap) and they loved the whole process.
Wooden Characters-paid $5.99 for each
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It’s almost my FAVORITE time of year: SUMMER!!! Flip flops, sunshine, swimming, camping, shorts, the 4th of July, shaved ice, I could go on and on. But one of my very favorite reasons?! My kids are HOME! I’ll just admit it now, I’m one of those crazy moms that cries when summer is over and my kids run off to school. I LOVE having them home all summer but it always goes by too fast.
I always have great intentions of doing fun, new things multiple times a week but as soon as summer hits my brain goes blank. I decided now was the perfect time to put together a list of summer boredom busters. A lot of these activities don’t cost a thing! I’ve included a printable list, easy to skim over and quickly choose an activity or printable cards, throw them in a box and draw out an activity.
As a super fun added idea, take pictures of all your summer fun activities and make a summer scrapbook!
These are just a few ideas. Share your summer fun ideas with us by commenting below or using #dreamsandmidnightjabber