Summer Activity Schedule ideas for 4 to 6-year-olds.
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: 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.
Easy Craft Ideas
- 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 Bank. Instead 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. We 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 (+ 21 more Macaroni Art Ideas here)
- Week 6. Cotton Ball Art
- Week 7. Finger puppets
- Week 8. Hanging Wall pockets.
- Week 9. Sidewalk Chalk Art
- Week 10. Coffee Filter Flowers
- Week 11. Clothespin Caterpillars
- Week 12. Boredom Busting Paper Crafts
Here are a few links for some great educational worksheet/printables:
- Free Summer Reading Log
- Word Searches
- Connect the dots.
- Handwriting worksheets.
- Math worksheets, all levels
- Super Teacher Math worksheets
We may take a 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 it 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? Would love to hear them!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.