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How To Prepare For An Enjoyable Summer With Kids Out Of School – 35+ Awesome Ideas!

School is out, or will be soon, and summer with kids can be both challenging and rewarding! I know that there are days of crazy chaos ahead, but we are tired and need a break from the hustle and bustle.  Even though my kids do not sleep in, I want to be woken up with their giggles instead of an alarm clock.  I want us all to have the ability to travel, to visit museums and water parks, and to have special days and make special memories.  I am also ready for the school anxiety to go away for a few months because it takes such a toll on all of us. 

I do believe, though, that summer with the kids home is something you truly have to be prepared for or you will self destruct.  If you are used to having days without kids, how will the household run now that they are home all of the time?  

I have collected a few tips and ideas to make this a GREAT summer with the kids!  Put a little preparation into it, and you can minimize the chaos and maximize the memory making! If you want to add some fun and teach responsibility, check out these low maintenance pets.

35+ Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for an Awesome Summer with Kids

Here are some great ideas to make this summer awesome and easier!

Behavior Management

a little preparation goes a long way!

Fun Things for Kids to do this Summer

Summer Educational Ideas to Keep them Learning!

Get outside!

Cooking with Kids

Road Trips with Kids

original posting date: May 11, 2017.  Updated: May 30, 2024

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Wednesday 16th of May 2018

What a great list. My kids get out of school in just one week so we will try some of these fun summer activities!

Katelyn L Fagan

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

What a great roundup of ideas for the summer!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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