Summer Bucket List
What’s on your family’s summer bucket list? Picnicking under the stars? Having a water balloon fight? Making homemade ice cream?
To get started, gather everyone together and use our Summer Bucket List printable. Make one for the entire family or let each of your children fill in their own.
The Schedule that Saved Our Summer
We love summer vacation! The possibilities are endless, and our bucket lists are full. Unfortunately, operating without a summer schedule often leads to either overcommitting ourselves or spending so much time relaxing that we miss out on great opportunities and adventures.
Last summer, I was determined to make the most of my time with the kiddos without overwhelming myself in the process. We brainstormed a bucket list and used it to create a basic summer schedule.
Road Trip Games for Summer
Before you let your kids plug into their electronics on your next road trip, think about going old school. We have three really cute printables for three awesome road trip games – Road Trip I Spy, Road Trip Bingo, and the Road Trip License Plate Game. So load up your car and let the fun […]
Exploring Nature Talk
Nature is fascinating but easily overlooked. Exploring nature hands-on is the best way to experience it! You can discover it in your backyard, a park, a pond, or a beach.
Give each of your children a small bag and a pair of tweezers or tongs. Ask them to find five pieces of nature (rocks, leaves, dead bugs, etc.) and place them in their bag. Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes and set them loose. When the timer goes off, examine their findings using our Exploring Nature family conversation starters.
Book ListThis summer, cash in on the opportunity to read with your kids. With younger children, great giggle-inducing titles are easy to find, and just beg to be read aloud. To find out which read aloud books will make your kids anxious to gather around for a thrilling adventure or a journey to a far-away land, check out our book list and read a book with them today!
Indoor Camping Ideas for Kids
Head to the great indoors for an easy summer camp out—we mean, camp in!
What you will need:
Large blankets or sheets and sleeping bags (if you have them)
S’more ingredients (marshmallows, graham crackers, and CHOCOLATE)
A good adventure book to read aloud by flashlight
Water games are a big hit on a hot day. Here are five water games to keep your kids cool!
1. Water Balloon Toss.
Fill up several water balloons – making them as full as possible so they’ll burst more easily. (You can buy an inexpensive hose attachment that makes filling balloons a whole easier). Have your children pair up and face each other, standing very close.
My Summer Stories
Looking for a fun craft for your child to do this summer? Why not have them create a scrapbook that will help them to remember all of the fun things that they did! iMOM’s new My Summer Stories printable is an easy and fun way for your kids to create lasting memories. Customize your child’s […]
How important is it for your children to have dreams? Well a very wise man once said that a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. What do your children dream about doing, seeing, being? Use our Dreams Talk conversation starters to find out.
Glowing Words Jar Cards
A friend of mine noticed a pattern with her children that she wanted to stop in its tracks – her son was starting to joke very unkindly with his sister. She could tell that while he thought his words were funny, her daughter felt hurt. She also knew that this kind of behavior could eventually […]
How to Make Paint for Kids
Here is how to make paint for kids that your creative children are sure to enjoy. Not only will your kiddos love to use the paint, they can even help make it!
1. Bathtub Paint
What You’ll Need:
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/3 cup liquid body soap (make sure it’s kid-friendly and not too strong)
Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids
Try our scavenger hunts for kids! We have scavenger hunt ideas for indoors, outside, and everywhere in between! Dollar Store Scavenger Hunt Grab a basket and open your eyes! Walk the aisles of a dollar store and search for these items. (You don’t have to buy them, just be sure you put them back when […]