Fun Summer Planning {Daily & Weekly Routine printable}

Welcome to Day 3 of Planning for your Fun Summer!  Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in the 5 Days of Mothering & Homemaking Series here:

Last summer I posted a few guidelines that I’ll follow this summer, too.  It starts with keeping things simple and planning.  I plan out my daily routine, a weekly routine, and then a monthly calendar.

With four children and one on the way, I don’t get very complex in my planning.  I like to have a general weekly schedule I follow (that is, of course, flexible), and get more detailed if time permits.

Here’s how to use the Daily/Weekly Routine Printable I provided today:

Review the goals & brainstorming sheets that you filled out.

1.  choose those items that fit into “routine” and add them to the “Daily Routine” section of today’s printable.

At my home parts of establishing a routine I want to focus on this summer are:

  • establishing a morning routine that includes Bible reading
  • teaching the children new chores
  • ironing out the schedule for existing chores
  • reading aloud to my big boys when the little ones are napping
  • having the big boys work on their academic goals during naptime, or in the early morning (Why fight it, my kids don’t know you’re supposed to sleep in during the summer!  5:30 anyone?)
  • a time for planning out my priorities for the week

2.  choose the items that fit into your weekly schedule and add them to that section of today’s printable:

For me, some of those things would be

  • a day for housekeeping / or a daily time frame to do the cleaning in smaller chunks
  • days the boys will have playdates or we will all get together with friends
  • my “writing” days (my wonderful husband watches the kids on one of his days off so I can write!)
  • days for *bigger* outings: hikes, beach days, local field trips, pools
  • library days
  • a time of day for projects around the house
  • crafts/activities time
  • a “kid’s choice” day!?
  • family days (days that Dad is off work!)

Fun Summer Daily Routine/Weekly ScheduleWhat are some of your ideas for your summer routines?

Be sure and join me tomorrow as I’ll have lists of activities you can do with your kids from around the web!

5 Days of Mothering & Homemaking SeriesFor all posts on planning for your Fun Summer, please go to the Fun Summer page!

 

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Christy can be found at the beach chasing naked toddlers and cheering on her young surfers. She founded One Fun Mom to share her imperfect life and encourage moms to love how God made them. She's delighted to have you join her and her fabulous writing team as you all journey closer to God and learn to love others through His example.

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  1. Alia Smith says:

    Great stuff !
    I think I really need this. I have 4 kids and it’s quite hard to manage my duties. Thanks a lot for sharing this Christy !!!
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  2. I LOVE your tips for planning summer. It is important for me that my children spend time with my nieces and nephews, so I am prioritizing that for this summer. This is the 3rd summer in a row third summer in a row we have been able to incorporate group tennis lessons together! Also planning a water ballon war in my back yard. I will be reading the rest of your series in hopes of sparking more ideas for all the members of our “first cousins’ club.” And, thanks for sharing the printables :)

  3. Christy, I have SO been enjoying your series! You are such an inspiration to me! I’ve printed out our planning sheet, hoping to use it to create our summer bucket list :D Also, the daily schedule/routine is so simple, yet brilliant! Thank you for these!
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  4. Okay, thanks to you, my calendar is filling up with fun things that I can look forward to doing with my kids this summer! I think tomorrow will be the first day this summer that I will not be waking up with a feeling of dread because I don’t know what to do with them. Thanks for helping me get organized… such a good feeling!

  5. Christy thanks for sharing this one. This could really help a lot to parents.
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