Friday, April 30, 2010

Planning Your Summer

I recently found the blog Inspired to Action and here is their mission statement: "Inspired To Action is dedicated to practically helping moms develop the habits and skills they need to effectively manage their homes and raise children who are prepared to change the world."  You know I'd love some mess like this!

Right now she is doing a series on Planning your summers. I have planned my summers previously but I usually fail to complete most of the projects I was hoping to do. These posts have been both inspirational and instructional for me as they have pointed out my complete lack of schedule has lead to unfruitful summers.

Ephesians 5:15-17 (New International Version)

15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

So our basic and very flexible daily schedule will be:
  • awake -8:45 Breakfast, memory verse, listen to the Bible for an hour (they can work on quiet projects as long as they are able to listen to the CD) and discuss
  • 8:45 outings
  • 12:30 lunch
  • 1:30 Quiet Time w/ tea (reading, projects, drawing)
  • 2:30 Crafts with Mom (this will be a challenge because I am not that crafty but I want my kids to be crafty like Mrs. Kendra, skilled like Mrs.Candice & creative like Mrs. Kim B) We will work on Cooking, Art, Crotchet & sewing this summer.
  • 4:30-5:00 Farm Chores
  • 5:00- Dinner Free Play/swimming at home
 This is not set in stone and I know that many days will not follow this pattern. We will do some traveling this summer, some visiting, see some movies and go to the library.   But on those basic summer days where we are home I think this structure will be help us take control of our days.We tend to be more active during the summer but at the same time I do not want to us to run ourselves ragged. So I am prayerfully working on our activity schedule for the summer so I can share it with our friends and hopefully many of you will be able to join us!



The Williams Family said...

I taught myself to crochet this past I LOVE it!!! Really I'm only interested in making scarves but they have really cute dolls and things that kiddo's can make, can't wait to see your creations.

mommaof3 said...

I'm glad you found Inspired to Action - I love Kat!

Kat @ Inspired To Action said...

I love your idea of listening to the Bible every morning. I read with my older girls, but I think my son would really enjoy listening to our Jesus Storybook Bible cd while the girls do their reading.

Great idea. Thanks!

Natalie said...

I just found Kat's blog, too, and am loving it! I am an organizer by nature- my issue is follow though :) I am hoping that blogging about it will make me more accountable! I am working on a post for tomorrow about my preliminary summer planning. Reading yours has inspired me to get a rough schedule worked out, too. My kids actually love to look a schedule t see what the day holds.

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