Now is the perfect time to be planning your summer holidays. Many families are choosing a stay-cation for spring break, taking time to catch up, do projects, and get in a little fun locally. Get ready for the summer by choosing camps or other activities for your kids, planning an extended summer vacation or even preparing for local summer fun.
Start by corralling all those important summer dates and ideas.
When does school end? What events like family reunions or weddings are already planned? When is Vacation Bible School or Swim Team? When does school gear back up with activities like sports or dance?
Host a family meeting focusing on summer fun. What do your kids enjoy the most? What new adventures or activities would they like to try? Where would you and your kids like to travel? Is there time for you and your spouse to have your own get-away?
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Think about alternating busy weeks with low key weeks.
You and your family will feel less pressured in preparing and enjoy the vacation more. It gives you time to prepare for each event and travel. Kids need down time too!
Making early decisions on your summer plans can save you a bundle.
Once you have committed and paid, remember to keep a folder in your command center specifically for summer. Move this into your filing cabinet at the end of the summer to keep a record for future trips. As your summer plans get near, check online for coupons for activities and recreation in your vacation area. There are lots of ways to save with internet resources.
What is your summer plan? Need ideas? Check out my Summer Fun pinterest board for great free ideas!