So, summer is coming, and I want to have a routine in place so it doesn’t fly by before we get anything (fun) accomplished.
Monkey Nose at a splash park last summer
I’m planning on taking lots of trips to the beach, aquarium, park, farm market, etc, and none of that will happen if I just let it “go with the flow”! Also, I would like to work our way through an “Around the Globe” curriculum I used a few years ago in a preschool summer camp. That’s a pretty ambitious looking summer, so a plan is definitely necessary!
Here’s my tentative outline so far:
8:00 – Breakfast
8:30 – Songs and Story time (introducing the day’s activities)
9:15 -** Outdoor time (before the heat of the day) like the baby pool or gardening or a trip to the playground
10:30 – Snack
11:00 – Art/Science activity
11:30 – Freeplay/Games
12:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Quiet time (we don’t always nap, but we always take a rest for at least an hour because Mama needs it!)
**On days that we stay home, we’ll follow this schedule, but on days with a trip planned, we’ll most likely be leaving around this time. That means snack and lunch may be on the road, and art and freeplay are off the schedule. But trips are definitely worth this sacrifice!
Every week, I’ll post up our proposed activities for the week, and then put up some pics, reviews, and cute memories (because we know Monkey Nose will be throwing wrenches in my plans all along the way).
Next week, we’ll start with getting our props for “traveling around the globe” ready, like a cardboard suitcase, play passport, and (of course) a messy shirt/smock for arts and crafts time! We’ll sing songs like “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” and play matching games with traveling vehicles. Check in on Monday for song lyrics and game templates.
We’re looking forward to an exciting adventure with you this summer!