A day at home without plans is my favorite kind of day. That is why I so enjoy summer break. Summer is about slowing down, relaxing, and enjoying the simple things in life. But I don't want the relaxing vide of summer to negate all that my kids have learned during the year. I also know my tendency towards staying home could result in some pretty long summer days. So this summer I decided to build some framework around the simple summer schedule we would keep. My philosophy was to create some organization around the things we would do anyway to make learning intentional. Each week has a theme like animals, garden, farm, or summer. I try to consider learning goals around activities that fit the theme. I really enjoy researching activities, exercises, and art projects from resources like Pinterest. But you can implement this same idea in a simpler way if you don't enjoy such research, or don't have the time. Just think about what you would be doing anyway, and try to set a learning objective to obtain. Still sounds too taxing for summer? I have included 35 simple summer activities and some ideas for intentional learning.
Any of these activities can be tied to a weekly theme
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