Step 6 is about making a loose schedule for your days. You can plan time for all the things you want to fit in this summer – fun activities as well as reading time, or chores, or whatever is important to you this summer. You don’t have to follow it to the T every day, but a little structure can be great for everyone.
If you haven’t yet, look through the first 5 steps so that you know what things you want to include in your Summer Schedule:
- Step 1: Make Summer Bucket Lists
- Step 2: Set up Summer Chores
- Step 3: Plan Some Summer Learning
- Step 4: Set Summer Reading Goals
- Step 5: Make a Boredom Plan
Once you know what your goals are, you can set up a schedule that gives your days a little rhythm.
For me, I want to make sure that chores like walking the dog and emptying the dishwasher happen early in the day. And I like to use the mornings to get some work done, so I put screen time and play outside time right after chores so that I will have time to focus on the things I need to do. I also really wanted to schedule in time for the kids to help with dinner so I can get them into that habit which I hope to continue during the next school year.
Whether you’re trying to accomplish learning goals, or make sure you have time to work, or just save your sanity, a summer schedule can work wonders. You can use The Trip Clip Custom List to create a schedule that’s just right for your family.
If a daily schedule isn’t your thing, you might trying setting a weekly plan instead:
With The Trip Clip’s weekly schedule, you can easily create your own version of this chart with ideas of all sorts of fun things you can do this summer.
If you create a summer schedule that works great for your family, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see it!