With Covid-Craziness sweeping the globe, families have been pushed together more than ever before. We’re going to make use of this time and set some awesome family goals for summer!
Why do we need Family Summer Goals?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This year sucks. Each month has brought a fresh new trial, the consequences of which completely trashed my 5-Year Plan. And now my summer plans are also circling the drain.
But, with a new-found positivity of completely unknown origin, I have decided to develop a new summer plan. And I’m getting my family involved whether they like it or not!
If you want to create some summer fun and pressure-free goals for you and your family, then read on!
1. Play Games
My kids and my husband have an incredible knack for creating fun, laugh-out-loud games with things they find around the house. We’ve had football tournaments with a soft Ikea football, we played frisbee with small Pringle lids which spin and float through the air, we’ve even had a “Donking Game” which involved a rainbow beach ball being punched to each other across the room and laughing hysterically when it relentlessly bounces off the walls and onto our heads.
Now, usually, I spend my time catching up on chores, editing work, or having a cup of tea whilst the kids are entertained with their father.
But this summer, that’s about to change. My goal is to join in any crazy game they create and laugh along with them.
2. Learn What We Want
If you read my homeschool story, you know my heart is in a constant battle with the work my kids receive from school. This summer, home education will be front and centre with child-led activities and reading. As a family, we will learn what we want, when we want. My husband and I will be leading by example and diving into the books and research we feel passionate about. By sharing our learning journeys with the children, they will see that learning never stops and can be as fun or as interesting as you want it to be.
This summer, we’re going to laugh. And I mean laugh a lot. Things have been pretty tense the past few months, and I am sure it has been the same where you are as well. But this summer we will be ignoring the tension in the air and creating our own atmosphere of positivity with plenty of laughter.
4. Read Everything
You all know I love a reading challenge, and this summer our challenge will be to READ EVERYTHING. I mean it. We’ve been starved of books ever since both the public and school libraries closed their doors. So when they open (any day now!) we will grab what we can and bask in the sheer joy of reading from a physical book and not an iPad screen!
5. Art journal
I’m a lover of art journals, whether I’m drooling over spreads on Pinterest or getting my fingers covered in paint in my own journal. Art journaling is incredibly therapeutic, not to mention heaps of pressure-free fun. This summer, we’ll be art journaling as family. (Hubby is reluctant, but we’ll convince him!)
Create your own Family Summer Goals
It wouldn’t be an Our Daily Wonders challenge without a free printable, would it? Click the image to download your very own Family Summer Goals sheet. Don’t forget to tag @OurDailyWonders on Instagram or Facebook so I can see all the Family Summer Fun!