This themed weekly summer schedule for kids has activities for every day of the work week to keep children busy.
Summertime brings a more laid back schedule for a lot of us. No more packing lunches, homework and getting kids ready for school.
But the dreaded “I’m bored” statement may start early and you will want to be prepared.
I’m not saying you should plan every minute of every day. I actually think it is great for kids to be bored sometimes because it encourages them to get creative and find joy in something that they orchestrate.
However, it helps me to have a general idea of something that I can direct the kids to do either while I’m working or that we can do together as a family. Something that I don’t have to think much about and that I can rattle off or set up quickly.
And just like meal plans help in the dinner rush, a weekly summer schedule for kids is a great way to have some ideas up your sleeve to get kids up, active and having fun during the summer months.
(Affiliate Links are used in this post. A small commission may be paid to me at no extra cost to you and that helps to support this page. Please see my disclosures page for additional information.)
Follow Me on Pinterest for More fun Ideas!
Weekly Summer Schedule for Kids
Make your days a little easier with a plan for the long days of summer.
These theme days will help you create a weekly summer schedule for kids that is fun and active while keeping things simple for you.
Kids got a case of the Monday’s? Make it a Merry Monday by doing something nice! Help a sibling with a task, write a letter or draw a picture for a nursing home, help a neighbor.
Another fun way to be merry is to find something to celebrate! An unbirthday would be a great way to have fun on the cheap. Make a cake, sing Happy Birthday. Make birthday cards. You could even let the kids find a gift around the house to wrap up for each other!
Typical & Tidy Tuesday
Just like I don’t believe in planning every hour of my kid’s summer, I also think a “down” day is good for kids.
This is just a day to chill. Entertain yourself, tidy your room, help with a chore around the house.
If cleaning all day is not your kid’s idea of fun, you can also take a twist on the “typical.” Go back to the old school typical days of summer.
Build a fort, play in a sprinkler or with the water hose, play outside, color a picture, or play hopscotch. Just good old traditional fun.
Work Out/Water Wednesday
Wednesday is another that has 2 options depending on your mood or schedule.
You can do all kinds of thing with this day!
Ideas for Kid Work Out times:
Complete an episode of Cosmic Kids, take a bike ride, head to the park to play, take a nature walk or create an obstacle course for the kids to complete.
Ideas for Water Wednesday:
Go swimming, play in a sprinkler or splash pad, try this awesome slip N slide hack for young kids, make vegetable soup in your water table, or try out one of the best backyard water toys for kids.
Try It Thursday
This day is all about trying out something new.
Test out a new recipe, make a craft or complete an at home science experiment.
After a long week, a fun day is a great way to end the week with a bang.
Go on an outing to the zoo or a museum. Grab a special treat like ice cream or even just a candy bar at the gas station that the kid’s get to pick.
Have a play date with a friend or take a trip to the playground.
Need More Kid Fun?
Summer Activities to Do With Kids As a Working Mom
The Best Sports Toys for Toddlers
Love the idea of theme days. Something to look forward to every day! Thanks for sharing!
Stacy Craft says
Thanks Beth! Any thing that helps me to have to think a little less during the craziness of raising kids helps a little.
Such a fun way for parents to keep their kiddos active this summer and stay organized!