It’s summer time
it’s summer time
it’s summer time
and finally school’s out!
At last it seemed that the end of school couldn’t come fast enough.
My children are looking forward to a grand ole lazy summer holiday where the days meander slowly along as they lounge on the couch overdosing on television punctuated with some computer time.
HA! they clearly haven’t met me.
I am looking forward to days filled with bike rides, cousins coming for a long long visit, shell collecting at the beach, splashing in the pool, swing races as they fight to touch the sky, frisbee throwing with the dog, bubbles blowing, large outdoor painting, messy days, quiet reading books day, making new friends at camp.
Trying new things is on the agenda for the summer.
All over the blogosphere there are summer list suggestions aimed at injecting a huge dose of fun into your summer.
I like the free download at http://justcallmechris.blogspot.com
I especially want to try to organise a mini Olympics with my crew, in honour of the actual Olympics that we are all looking forward to this summer. I have visions of balloon races, silly sprint races and good ole speed race.
I love some of the simple items on the list like tic tac toe and doing puzzles, both activities that are good fun yet also continue to work the noggins.
Or you and your kiddies can sit together and plan out your own list and put it together in microsoft word.
My kiddies would probably simply go to summer camp at their school for a week or two if we do go to camp at all. If you are still looking for ideas of what to do camp-wise with your kiddies. I always like Sanaa Studios Kid/ Teen summer workshop.
For a listing of most of the camps available for July and August I think KidnPlayJa.com did a fabulous job of compiling the summer camps. Click here and see for yourself.
Have a great weekend!