Today I am linking with my friend Erin and sharing 10 Must Haves for Summer Vacation! We still have a month left of school, but you better believe my kids are in full countdown mode. We LOVE summer vacation. Here are my top must-haves for our summer break…
Books! My kiddos do a really great job of reading every day after school but if I am not fully prepared for their reading in the summer, sometimes it doesn’t happen (GASP-and I am even a teacher). We head to the Book Fair before summer break, and also load up on books from Costco to get excited about summer reading. We also take part in our local library’s summer reading program. Another way I ensure that reading gets done is to do it in the morning. Before we begin our day we can watch 30 minutes of TV and then read for 30 minutes. This way the kids can slowly wake up, and we don’t forget about our reading.
Every summer needs a bucket list! We have not made our bucket list yet but we include a bunch of different activities ranging in price points. The kids love sitting down and making this list. I can’t wait to share it with you soon!
Rub in sunscreen. Two years ago I sprayed some sunscreen gently on Guy’s face and it burned him. We will only use rub in sunscreen from now on. No more aerosol cans.
A fun vacation!
A garden. We have had a garden since Brandon and I have been married. Our favorite part is tomatoes…followed closely by zucchini (for chocolate chip zucchini bread).
Swimming in the pool and beach days.
Mom days! Each month my co-workers and I do something fun like go on a floating trip or to a winery.
Harvest (July, August, and September)
Those unexpected longer nights, road trips, traditions, and memory makers…
There you have it, my Top Ten list of must-do’s and how we plan our summer vacation. I love summer break and how much time we get to spend together as a family. I love leaving time open so we can create memories that we will remember for a lifetime. What are your top 10 must haves for summer?
You can also see my other 10 on the 10th posts…
I am also linking with Shay for Workin’ It Wednesday