Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Summer Activity Schedule for my 4 and 6 Year Old

We are 5 days into summer, and I'm ready for school to start!

Ha, ha... not really, but we had a long week adjusting to no school and it is time for me to get organized and come up with a schedule and stick to it.

I came across this cute little printable schedule the other day on Somewhat Simple.

It has inspired me to get to work on planning our schedule. I printed one out for each week, and have planned a "special" activity for each day.  I will pretty much follow her daily plan as it works for our schedule too.

Monday will be for our craft projects.
Tuesday a trip to the library.
Wednesday, baking something child appropriate like cookies, pizzas, ice cream...
Thursday, math and handwriting lessons,  special outings.
Friday is playdate and pool day.

I am also going to work on a more detailed daily schedule that I can hang on the wall to help us stay busy and on track.  Whenever we have too much "free play", it always ends with someone crying.  We'll work on this and see how it goes...

I spent some time browsing around the internet and lined up some inexpensive and easy crafts to do.  Here is the list I put together.

Week 1.  Paper Bag Pinatas  I've already got the supplies needed for this project, will just need to pick up some candy or treats for the bag.
Week 2.  Paper mache Piggy BankInstead of a balloon, I might use a small plastic container, like a folgers coffee container.  I'll just hot glue down the lid and paper mache over it.  Seems like it would be easier.
Week 3.  Paper Plate Maracas.  Will just need to make sure we have paper plates, we use these all the time and I have chosen another craft that will use these too.
Week 4.  Paper Garland
Week 5.  Macaroni Art
Week 6. Paper bag reindeer puppets.  We've got paper bags, so why not?
Week 7.  Finger puppet
Week 8.  Hanging Wall pockets.
Week 9.  Picture frame made out of popcicle sticks and decorated w/ markers and foam stickers.
Week 10. Tissue Paper Flowers
Week 11. Thumb print lady bugs
Week 12.  Paper plate crowns.  I've got lots of large punch shapes we can use for this.

Here are a few links for some great educational worksheet/printables:

Word Search Page 1
Word Search page 2

Connect the dots.


Handwriting worksheets.

Math worksheets, all levels
Super Teacher Math worksheets

We may take an road trip or two this summer.  Nothing has been planned yet, we are still just throwing ideas around.  I do hope to send the kids to grandma's house for a week.  (If I'm lucky...)  I know she would appreciate if I sent some activities along

Anyway, this is what I have come up with so far.  Does anyone have any ideas or links to share?

I will be linking this post up to some of the fabulous Linky parties found here.


  1. That's awesome! mine are 2 and 3 but I think just having a little more of a schedule for our days would be easier!!!

    Great job with the links too!!! Look forward to using them as they get older!

    Always Just A Mom

  2. Some great ideas for the holidays there!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. I am so glad you liked this schedule! And you have some great ideas with some great links! Way more organized than I am!!!

  4. I admire you! A schedule for summer. I probably need to do something like this.


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