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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Organizing Our Summer: Brainstorming Ideas {Free Printable}

It's summer!  Are you organized?  Some of you have just started your summer vacation and some have been at it for over a month now.  Either way, if you need some tips for organizing your summer, you've come to the right place!

Yesterday was our first "official" day of summer holidays.  My kids were in school until Friday, and Monday was Canada Day so my hubby was home.  So the kids and I are just kicking off our summer.  And, of course, I have to organize it :)

Last summer

If you remember my Organizing Our Summer post from last year, I tried to balance my natural inclination to schedule every minute with my desire to keep things simple.  {I even through in a video of Danny Tanner and his "Clipboard of Fun" from an old Full House episode - check it out!}

It was a great summer and we had a really good time together.  But we defaulted to screen time much more than I would have liked.  Lately though, we've been limiting our screen time and it has made a huge difference in how well the kids behave.

This summer

This summer, I really want to make sure we have lots going on so I can keep screen time to a reasonable amount.  {Not just the kids... for me too :) }

And I want our summer to be filled with lots of things that the kids really want to do.  Last year I asked the kids to write me a list in their summer journals of things they'd like to do.  They each wrote a few things, but they had a hard time coming up with ideas {even though I knew they had lots!}.

Brainstorming ideas

I wanted to give them a little more help this year to get more ideas out of those pretty little heads.  I created a printable called "This Summer I'd Like To" and I gave them 6 categories to think about. 

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Happy organizing!