My preschooler and I have been talking about different things we want to do this summer. I wanted to turn our list into a visual representation of what we want the summer to look like. Preschoolers love to see accomplishment and have things to look forward to – at least mine do! I came up with this idea as a way to “choose” activities for the summer. Most activities are free, some cost a little bit, but the idea is to have a bucket of ideas – and to do every single one before Labor Day. Some will be used as a reward and others will go into the “What are we going to do today?” category. Here’s how we made our Summer Fun Container.
We started by writing down all the fun things we want to do on a summer fun list (in the shop) like this:
 I typed out our list:
Cut each event into strips:
We covered another Trader Joe’s coffee container with summery scrapbook paper, glue, stickers, and paper ribbon.
We used border stickers to cover the fronts and backs of clothespins.
We put the clothespins in the container with the strips of paper.
We’ll choose activities between Memorial Day and Labor Day and hopefully at the end of the summer, our Summer Fun Container will look like this:
Have you started making plans for the summer?
How do you plan? No planning, make a list, or something visual and tactile?
I’m linking this up to some parties – check them out!