Summer Daily Planner for Kids Printable

Last summer, the last thing I wanted was for the kids to wake up and spend all day, every day on their electronics. I also didn’t want to spend my day nagging them repeatedly to do their chores. So I started leaving little to do lists on the counter for them with various chores that they needed to complete before they could even think about pulling out an electronic. It worked fairly well. It allowed me to sleep in a bit too (well…if you call sleeping until 7:30 am, sleeping in)! This summer, I want to do the same thing, but go a step further. I will be using this summer daily planner and attaching it to the fridge every night.

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I think it is very important for kids to have chores during the summer (and during the school year). We do not pay an allowance right now, as the chores we ask the kids to do are things that help out the family from day to day. Things we do pay for are extra things. For example, cutting the grass, doing a load of laundry, etc. My husband and I like to listen to Dave Ramsey and I believe he had a podcast all about how your kids can earn commission for various jobs. Basically you will put up a job chart and the kids can pick and choose extra jobs if they want to earn a little extra money. It works out well (usually).

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The nice thing about this summer daily planner is that you can write out one sheet for both kids. I just make sure to label who does what or they would fight. Seriously…I don’t know about your kids, but mine seem to fight about everything lately. Since my kids are older, one thing they are responsible for in the summer is making their own breakfast and lunch. I take care of dinner. However, what I hate is when I see them standing in front of the fridge just staring at the food like it’s going to spontaneously change into something new. By giving them two choices, they feel like they are making their own choices, which they are, but you are still ultimately getting them to eat what you want them to eat!

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So how do you get this summer daily planner sheet to work for you? Simply fill it out accordingly and slip it in to a sheet protector and hang it on your fridge. At the end of the day, slip your daily planner sheet into a binder. This way, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every single day. Lets face it, a lot of these daily chores, as well as the meals, can be repeated! Definitely take a look at those InkJoy Gel Pens. They are super nice to write with AND they come in pretty colors. I don’t know about you, but I just love writing in different colored ink!

What are you waiting for? Download your FREE summer daily planner printable today!


I’m Bored Free Summer Printable

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My kids are finishing up their last week of school before summer vacation starts. I have to say, I am pretty excited to be done with this school year. The break from waking up at 6 am and making school lunches will be nice. I’m not looking forward to, however, the “I’m bored” comments from my kids. Thankfully, we have an extremely busy summer ahead filled with lots of weekend getaways for my son’s lacrosse tournaments. One thing I will be making sure to pack is my Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen. Protecting mine and my families skin is very important to me.

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Whether we are going to a lacrosse tournament, soccer tournament, or just hanging around outside, this bag is always with me in the summer packed full of all the things I need like this Blue Lizard® sunscreen. If you aren’t familiar with Blue Lizard® products, then you need to be! Their products contain a unique zinc oxide formulation and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection (SPF30+). I personally like it because I can easily find it at Walmart Stores and it is a brand trusted by dermatologists (for over 15 years!!), pediatricians and moms! Head to your local Walmart to pick up a bottle of the Blue Lizard® Sensitive, Baby, Face, or Sport! I picked up the Sensitive version, but all varieties were located in a center aisle display near the toiletry section of the store!

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While we will be having our extremely busy moments this summer, we will have some down time too. The one thing I do NOT want to hear is, “I’m bored”. Those two words drive me crazy! Especially in the summer! There is so much kids can be doing to keep themselves occupied. I put together this great (and FREE) I’m Bored printable for you to print out and hang on the fridge.

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Once you print this off, hang it on your fridge, and when your kids utter those two words you don’t want to hear, simply point to the list. If your kids are like my son, and a long list of items may be too hard for them to choose something to do, you can either pick for them or make an I’m Bored jar and have them randomly pick a slip of paper. What they pick, they do! Use the printable as a checklist…sort of like a summer bucket list…with a few chores thrown in between. Don’t worry, I have your back!

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Blue Lizard® sunscreen has a patented Smart Bottle™ technology. What does this mean? When the bottle is exposed to harmful UV sunlight, it changes from white to blue! This is a great teaching tool for your kids on when to re-apply sunscreen!

Pick up Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen today and enjoy the wonderful summer outdoors!!

Free Mother’s Day Printable

Now that my kids are older, I sometimes miss the cutesy crafts they made when they were in preschool and early elementary. One, in particular, always stands out in my mind. It was a little fill-in-the-blank survey that my daughters teacher (first grade, I think) had the kids fill out for Mother’s Day. She even laminated it for parents to save.  My favorite thing my daughter wrote was, “my mom is as smart as a dolphin”! To help you all have a cute Mother’s Day keepsake like mine, I made this Mother’s Day printable for you!

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Dads, if you are reading this, print this out, put it in a frame or laminate it. Your little ones mom will treasure this forever! If I were to have my kids fill this out right now, some of their answers would be:

  • My mom is 36 years old.
  • My mom’s favorite color is pink.
  • My mom’s favorite food is bacon.
  • One thing my mom always says is “be respectful”

I’m not sure what they would put for the last few questions. Even though they are older, I think I may have my husband print this out and have them fill it out. I’m curious what they would write! This free Mother’s Day printable would be cute to have them fill out every year. Think about how much fun it would be to go back through their answers when they are older!!

While you are thinking about Mother’s Day, here are a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas that will sure make any mom in your life very happy to receive them. All items below can be ordered on Amazon and delivered to your house in two days with Amazon Prime!

 

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What was your favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Easter Placemat Printable

In our house, we love to get together for Easter. One of my favorite things to do is go to my mother in-laws house to decorate Easter eggs. She makes enough hard boiled eggs so that each person has a dozen or so eggs to color (we usually have about 10+ people decorating eggs). It’s crazy, but so much fun! Like other families, we also enjoy a nice meal together. With a lot of little kids running around and needing something to occupy them, this Easter Placemat printable is perfect!

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FREE Easter Placemat Printable

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Isn’t it cute?!? Think about how nice it will be on Easter to get the kids situated at their spot at the table and have them be occupied with their Easter placemat and not running around, getting in the way of everyone setting the food out? Sounds pretty heavenly to me!

For less than $10, you can pick up these crayons from Amazon and give each kid a pack of crayons! That way everyone has their own pack of crayons and there is no fighting!

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If I’m being honest, I’d probably go a step further and pick up these adorable activities books too and put together a little kiddie place setting with the Easter placemat, a pack of crayons and an activity book for each child. Not only are you keeping them occupied during dinner set up, but you are keeping them occupied for a bit after dinner while the adults finish! Even if it’s only for a little bit, it’s still worth it!

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What do you usually do for Easter? Is there a particular food you always have? A few recipes you may enjoy for your Easter dinner are:

Best Ham Recipe EVER

Not Your Traditional Lemon Bars

Creamed Spinach Recipe

Reading Log Free Printable

March was one of my favorite months as a kid. One reason was because March has St. Patrick’s Day and green was my favorite color, but the other reason is because March is Reading Month! I found my love for reading around the middle of second or third grade. The day I got my library card was one of the happiest days of my life, as a kid. I’m not even joking. Going to the library and browsing up and down the rows of books was something I very much enjoyed. So, as you can imagine, I was forever filling out and adding extra pages to the reading log my teachers would give me. Especially during March is Reading month. There were extra incentives for reading during that month and I always wanted to cash in on those incentives!

About March is Reading Month

Obviously reading is very important all year long, but March is the month that has been designated as Reading Month. Elementary schools typically send home a calendar for the month of March with various reading activities that kids can do. For example, you may see activities like:

  • Read a book about a favorite animal
  • Turn off the TV and have a family reading night
  • Read a book to your pet

The month is filled with fun activities to get kids to turn off the electronics and read a book!

Reading Log Free Printable

As a parent, you can help your kids keep track of the books they’re reading with this free reading log. One thing I like is having the kids write a very short, one sentence summary of what they read. It helps them reflect on what they just read and make connections. If your child is not able to write a sentence yet, that’s OK! Have them tell you and you write it for them.

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Do your kids have their own library card? If not, take them to the library to get one, print off this reading log and start reading today!

What’s your favorite book?

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