Summer Break is finally here and we are ready for some time off! This year I decided to do a DIY Summer Camp aka Camp Mom. The cost of summer camps can get pretty expensive especially for two kids. Plus, who wants to be on a schedule during the summer? The idea behind the DIY Summer Camp is to be flexible, plan some fun activities and outings, and have some different themed weeks.
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Several weeks ago, Gavin and I did some brainstorming on what fun themes we might like to do over the summer. Then we created a Pinterest Board with sections for each of the themes. It was a lot of fun for us to do that together. We had a blast looking at all the cool ideas we can do. Of course we won’t do all of the ideas but at least we have a starting point.
After all of that brainstorming, I think we have it narrowed down to seven weeks of themes. We’ll see if we get to them all. For each theme, we plan to find fun books at the library, do at least one craft, make a snack, play fun games, and do an additional activity or science experiment. Here are the themes we chose to do this year! You can click the images to get all the details.
We are pretty excited about the themes we picked out! This may sound like a lot to you. I am not doing this to be Super Mom or because I am any better at this mom gig than anyone else. I am doing this to save my sanity and help me enjoy the summer with my kids. It’s all selfish really! If we have a few themes throughout the summer and a Pinterest Board full of ideas, that makes things way less overwhelming for me. Last summer we had a bucket list. That was fun too and may be where you want to start out.
These moms on Pinterest have amazing ideas and can help us with all kinds of things! That has actually become my mission as well. I would love to be able to help another mom find an activity where she can connect with her child or make amazing memories.
If you are interested in following along our with our DIY Summer Camp, we will be starting Dinosaur Week on Monday! I am really excited about this one and can’t wait to share some of our projects with you!