I have been making summer plans now for several weeks, shuffling schedules around to fit all of our activities in. It can be an organizing feat of its own. We have an annual trip we take to my Grandfather’s house for a few days. Other than that our summer is a free for all.
The first thing I do is research local camps and vacation bible schools to see which ones would fit our children’s needs. Of course I have to cross off those that require us to be in two places at once. I still haven’t figured out how to do that yet! I look for activities that will be enriching and teach them something new. For instance archery is on the list for my oldest son. I want them to be able to try new things without making a huge commitment.
This year we will visit a few more family members within driving distance. With gas prices so high, we are fortunate enough that we have family close enough where it will only take a tank or two of gas, and we still get to visit a new state.
The rest of the summer will be one big staycation! This year I think we will have a few themes like nature, crafts and visiting some local historical spots. It’s time to bring out things we don’t usually have time to do during the school year and try something new! Here are a few other ideas you may want to check out.
What is your family’s favorite “staycation” activity?