July 27, 2011

Summer Activity Chart

At the beginning of the summer there were so many great summer activity charts for kids.  I found that most of them worked better with an older child.  Since I only have a 2 year old, I decided to come up with my own version.  
I put things that I knew my son would like.  On the days that we have time, I let my little guy pick which activity he wants to do.  Some days I have limited time so I pick the activity for the day. I put the picture in a cheap frame that I wasn't using anymore.  Since the picture is covered with glass, we mark off the activities after we do them with a dry erase marker.    
The activities that I included are:
  • Playing with his car (Cozy Coup)
  • Playing in water
  • Going for a walk
  • Watching a movie with Mom
  • Playing on the swings at our complex
  • Going to the park
  • Going to the library
  • Playing on the toys at the mall
  • Coloring on the easel
  • Going to the store and sometimes getting a cheap toy
  • Art Project
  • Going and watching the trains

I went for activities that were simple and didn't take much time out from our normal day.  We've been using it for the last month and it has worked perfectly.  It has helped me get out of the house and enjoy the summer with my son.

You can print your own copy HERE.  It prints out in an 8x10.