Summer Schedule for Kids

Tame the summer craziness with this fun Summer Schedule for Kids!

Every summer my family follows this fun summer schedule. It keeps the kids just busy enough to have something to look forward to each day and it definitely adds variety to our week.  Here is an image you can download for free. Just print it and frame it, or laminate it and stick it to your fridge. Then you can use a dry-erase marker to write the activity you have planned each day:

summer schedule

I also made it available in black and white:


Here is an example of what our first week of summer will look like as we follow this outline-

MAKE SOMETHING MONDAY- We will be making library bags to hold our library books.

TIME TO READ TUESDAY- We’re heading to the library with our new bags in hand!

WHAT’S COOKING WEDNESDAY- We’re making a special summer Rice Krispie Snack

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY- We’re creating HUGS IN THE MAIL for Grandpa and Grandma

FUN FRIDAY- We’re heading to our local indoor playground.

And here is summer schedule one we made several years ago, if you prefer that one instead:

Click here to download the PDF


Please feel free to pin this image to share it with your friends:

summer scheduleThis post originally published in June 2011

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  1. this is great! thanks:)

  2. Oh I love this! Wonderful idea! I’m going to have to use it with my four year old. Thanks!

  3. Cute Idea! I too created a summer schedule but it is more what we are going to do during each hour of the day. I thought it would be good to get it on paper that my kids are expected to do chores, read, and have quiet time each day, in addition to all the fun activities we will be doing. I sure hope it works!

  4. Thanks!! I will for sure be using this idea.

  5. Everyday Mama says:

    I saw this on Pinterest today! Thanks so much for creating and sharing — it’s perfect!

  6. Thank you! What a great tool to use :)

  7. Haha, should we put go to Tucker’s house for the Friday activity sometime lol?

  8. LOVE this idea… still some structure for your summer!

  9. Great idea. I love routine and schedules… pretty nerdy I guess. lol

    I just posted this to my facebook page.

  10. my kids still have a few weeks left but i’ve been thinking about our summer schedule-this sounds like a great idea-i like that you assigned a certain day to go to the library-thanks for sharing!

  11. That’s a great idea! Just enough structure but still exciting!

  12. This is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. What a fabulous idea! I LOVE it! Thank you so very much for sharing!

  14. This is excellent. While it’s not summer here, I’ve been meaning to put some routine and structure into my toddler and baby’s week. It is so easy for the days to just blend into each other. This is just the prompt I needed. Thanks.

  15. Love Love Love it!!! I’m so glad my mom sent me your blog address. : ) Thanks for sharing! hope all is well! love you!

  16. I am definitely going to use this! I am working on my schedule right now. Thanks for sharing!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  17. Hi! I linked over here from ann voskamp. Wanted to tell you that I’ve been an at-home mom for almost 17 years and I have four kids. I should have thought of a simple schedule like this, but I never did. We’ve used this loose schedule this week with great success :) It helped me keep my younger two kids engaged and looking forward to something. Just the right amount of structure, but not too rigid. Thank you :)

  18. Love this! Printing now to put on the fridge. Thank you!

    I’d love for you to link up and share:

  19. This is ingenius! Will use this summer for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  20. LOVE this! I am unable to print it off though… is there a download?

  21. Love this idea for my hubby who will soon face his first summer as a stay at home daddy!! Thanks! =)

  22. Hi I love this I was wondering If there is anyway you could upload this so it’s changeable I just wanted to switch around some of the days!

    Thanks this really is great!!

  23. We have done this the last few years – it has worked really well!! Being flexible is important but being able to look forward to activites is great!!

  24. What a great idea! Will definitely be using this with my boys this summer. Thanks!

  25. Melissa Chapman says:

    I’m trying to open the pdf but it is not working. Can you email the pdf “summer schedule for kids” to me? Thank you.

  26. This is awesome thanks!

  27. Sorry to bother you again. Ipiccy doesnt allow me to upload pdf. Can it be converted to a jpeg?

  28. I am going to print this out for my granddaughter-in-law. Her children were bored by 3rd day of summer vacation, so this might help her out. Thank you for great idea. Take care.

  29. I saw this pinned a while back and just recently remembered and then could not find it, my wonderful friend just sent me the link and I have very happy, I am going to use this idea for my three and two year old’s week!


  30. Michelle says:

    thank you for this! Am printing it our right now and cant wait to get going on a fun and organized summer.

  31. Hello! I love this idea. Do you have this PDF available in black and white, or at least in darker colors? My printer only prints out b&w and with the light green, it barely shows up! Obviously, I can draw it in myself, I just like the way yours looked! Thanks a million.

  32. Heather says:

    I think this is a great idea. Keeps a schedule while being practical and fun.

  33. Oh! What a brilliant ideas it is. I’ll definitely use this for my kids.

  34. Crystal says:

    Great summer schedule!! Pinned :)

  35. Love this idea! Just pinned it and can’t wait to do it with my little one. Thanks so much for making it available!

  36. This will be our third or fourth year of using this schedule – my kids & I love it so much! We spend some time at the beginning of summer brainstorming ideas for each category & then alternate which one of them gets to choose each week. It’s just the right amount of structure, without any pressure. Depending on what’s going on, we’ll do all 5 days one week, and 1 or none the next. I also started a blog for my son to write about each of our projects or adventures to keep him writing through the summer. Thank you again for sharing!!

    • Stephanie says:

      I am so glad you like this Amy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  37. Excellent idea for my toddler and me!

    I would also love to know what font you used in the “Summer schedule for kids” image. Thank you so much!