The idea behind Mommy's Summer Camp is to give both me and my boys some structure without spending a lot of money. All I do is choose a different theme each week, and I plan them out in advance so I can coordinate them with special events going on that week.
|Visiting the Nature Center during Nature week.|
For example, Our Country week is July 4th-8th, so it coincides with the Fourth of July. And Racing week will culminate with the new Cars movie at the end of June. Having a theme motivates and inspires me to find related activities, and I think my boys will really enjoy it (at least, Biggest did when he was two years old)!
|Firetrucks are so cool! And in my experience firefighters love getting visits. Especially if you bring them cookies.|
Here are some more ideas for activities:
- Go through your child's books at the beginning of the week, and get him to help you! Pull out the books relevant to that week's theme, and keep them out for the week. We also go to the library to borrow books on that week's theme.
- Look online at your local children's museums to find out which displays are coming this summer. Two years ago we scheduled Pirates week when our local museum was having a pirates exhibition.