It’s nice to have a flexible schedule that keeps your summer organized but still fun. Choosing things to do based on daily themes is a great way to plan some fun activities each week. Download this free summer theme days printable, laminate it, and use it to plan your summer activities.
As much as I look forward to summer—sunny days, family fun, sleeping in—after about the first week I’m almost ready to send my kids back to school.
Do you relate?
It’s because of the chaos summer can bring to my home. If I am not on top of things as a mom, things go downhill super quickly. It’s frustrating, but with a few simple tweaks, it’s easy to keep the chaos at bay and have an organized summer that is still tons of fun.
How to keep summer from becoming a chaotic mess
Designate “theme” days for the summer
I’ve made a fun printable that assigns each week day an easy-to-remember theme. You can download it after the explanation of how to use it and ideas for the theme days.
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The idea is that you do specific activities based on the theme for that day. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few simple ideas.
Summer Theme Day Activity Ideas
The themed days are broad enough that you can fit several different types of activities into each day.
For instance, an activity like making cookies could fit on Make-it Monday, Foodie Friday, or even Thoughtful Thursday if you bring a plate to someone else!
- Make patriotic cut off shorts
- Do a Green Kids Craft box
- Make a DIY Library bag
- Make a summer vision board
Take a Trip Tuesday
- Visit a local museum
- Go to the library
- Take a short road trip
- Go on a nature scavenger hunt
- Go letterboxing
- Go camping
- Write a thank you note
- Make a Bucket of Sunshine for someone
- Read books
- Make slime
- Do something nice for someone else
- Try a new restaurant
- Make pudding with berries (easy for littles)
- Make cookies together
- Have a waffle bar for brunch (best gluten-free waffles ever)
- Make Butterbeer and watch Harry Potter
- Teach your kids how to make a dinner recipe
How to use the Summer Theme Days printable
The idea is to write specific activities for each day directly onto the printable.
Meet with your kids each Sunday night and come up with the activities you will do for the following week. You can have your kids decide, or you can tell them the activity you have in mind if you’d like to go somewhere specific or do a certain craft.
I printed mine out and laminated it so that I can use a dry erase marker to change the activities each week.
You can laminate it at any printing shop, but I have my own inexpensive laminator that is easy to use.
I love to use the ultra fine-point dry erase markers for both my family calendar and projects like this summer theme days chart, just because they are so much easier to write with.
Kids like to know what to expect, and even though most of the activities will not take long, it’s nice to have something to look forward to each day.
It makes summer that much more organized while still keeping it fun for the kids!
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