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This summer when the kids are home from school and every day their wondering what to do, be prepared with a few surprises!  While some children spend their days at camp others spend their days riding bikes around the neighborhood. Inevitably all children have that moment each day when they announce, “I’m bored!” So what can you do? Make a “Summer Fun Coupon”  book for each of your kids and allow them to choose some fun things to do with their summer.

Chances are your community is full of opportunities to keep your children busy this summer. Many of the choices are free.  Take some time before your summer craze begins to collect all of your options and consider which could be a realistic possibility for your family. If you have a full time work schedule through the summer it may be smart to choose the late afternoon or evening options from your community’s offerings. Or consider the “Summer Fun Coupon Book”.

 fun things to do in great summer days

What is a Summer Fun Coupon Book?  It’s a coupon book your children make themselves, filled with coupons allowing them to redeem it for something special at various points throughout their summer vacation. You may date the coupons 1 per week, or one on Monday and one on Friday of each week throughout summer break.  Set a price limit on the fun they choose.  You may set various price points in their coupon book like $5 Adventure,  $10 Adventure, and a $20 Adventure. The best part is that each of your children will find something different they would enjoy doing. Now you can pull out your poster board and markers and create the family summer fun calendar!  Choose how you will organize each of your children’s choices throughout the weeks of summer break.

enjoy the summer daysSome great ideas are:

  • Trampoline park
  • The Movie Theater
  • No limit Fro Yo visit.
  • Indoor skate park visit
  • Tie dye Day – T shirts, bags, sneakers and more!
  • You-pick farms – strawberries, blueberries or tomatoes.
  • Museum or Local fair
  • Create a Digital photo album/Scrap book with one of the many on-line choices like Shutterfly.

beachbackpackThis Summer Take your Make It A Great Day Bag with you as your children redeem their Summer Fun Coupons!

You will love the versatility and usefulness of this bag as you move from beach to park to “you-pick” farms this summer with your family! Enjoy the all-in-one aspect of this bag and don’t bother reaching for any other bags. With this one bag you can pack all you need for a summer day out and about with children.