Our last day of school is today! Woohoo! We are so excited for our summer schedule, but I also know that means a big switch in our normal routine. Just like many kids, we thrive on routines. I find it to be important for us to create a good routine to follow in the summer to help our days flow well. Yes, we have a lot more free time, but I still like to have a plan for the day. When you’ve got all the kids home for the summer and it’s so hot out, it’s so temping to resort to more screen time.
But having some type of plan about how to do screen time and setting up a routine is KEY. And starting at the beginning of the summer is very helpful.
If you’re looking for a way to do this, then I’ve got a great free resource for you. I’ve created summer schedule cards that you can use to show what your day will be like. I have a similar visual schedule printable, but this one adds in summer activities.
I believe summer should be FUN and full of adventures and memories. It’s truly my favorite time of the year, so I want to make my kids’ summers memorable. In this printable, I created cards for activities kids love to do during the summer. I’ve also included blank cards for you to write or draw more activities on.
You don’t need to do these type of activities every day, but it may be fun to throw in a few fun ones here and there. Your kids will love it!
Something else I added were chore cards. If I’m being honest, I have to confess that my kids don’t do a lot of chores…yet! They clean their rooms and bathroom, but this summer we’re adding more chores since they are fully capable of doing them.
Here’s how I displayed them in our kitchen. I just taped them to the side of our fridge for each child.
We have this larger schedule displayed in this apple pocket chart and I’ll make changes to it as needed. But for the most part, this is what it will be.
If you’d like to download the summer schedule cards, just fill out the form below.
Hope these cards make the summer days run more smoothly!
Hello There – thank you for the content. I’m excited to use. However, I’m trying to download and print. It sends me to a website that asks for a lot of information. Is this how we access your printables or is this something else. Your quick response is appreciated.
Angela Thayer says
To access the printable, you just need to put in your email address. Then the PDF will pop up! It will also be sent to your email address.
K Hughes says
Hi! Love these cards 🙂 Could you tell me what font you used for the cards? I’d like to make additional cards with the blank ones that are provided, and I’m kinda Type A so I’d really like them to match obviously 🙂 haha. Thank you for providing these!
Angela Thayer says
Sure! The font is called KG Blank Space Solid.
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Janie Melcher says
Been away for a while and i must admit that I’ve missed your articles.
You are really a great mom. You know summer is also my favorite time of the year with my kids but i never thought about summer schedule cards. It’s a good idea a lot of mothers would need to try out.
Thanks for always giving us wonderful articles to read and get educated.
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