Entertaining kids while they’re home during the summer can sometimes be challenging. That’s why I came up with this fun, daily summer schedule for kids to give us something enjoyable we can do together each day!
With this fun summer schedule you are now prepared for every time one of your kids says those dreaded three words; “Mom, I’m Bored“.
Daily Summer Schedule for Kids
Summer is just around the corner and I am so ready for it!! I love the lazy days at home with my kids – crazy, messy house and all! Today I’m sharing one of the tricks I keep up my sleeve to bust the boredom that every family seems to experience. We’ve used this summer schedule for my children every summer for the past several years. It gives the kids something to look forward to each day and it definitely adds variety to our week!
Today we are sharing this free printable summer schedule for kids that you to download and print. You can frame it or laminate it and stick it to your fridge. Simply use a dry-erase marker to write the activity you have planned each day so your kids know exactly what to expect!
Here is an example of the template I used for what our first week of summer will look like as we follow this outline –
Summer Schedule Template
Using the template I created for each day, here is a suggestion for a specific activity to do each day of the week. You can mix it up with a new craft to make, recipe to try or place to go each week to keep the excitement going.
MAKE SOMETHING MONDAY- We will be making a big bowl of Glitter Slime.
TIME TO READ TUESDAY– Purchase a new book or if you live close to a library, head down and pick one out!
WHAT’S COOKING WEDNESDAY- Today we are going to make a fresh batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies
BE THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY- We are going to send Hugs In The Mail for Grandpa and Grandma
SOMEWHERE FUN FRIDAY- Today we are heading to our local indoor playground for a day of fun.
More Fun Summer Activities
- Bubble Snakes are always fun to make
- These Ribbon Wands will provide hours of entertainment
- My family loves to make these Stress Balls For Kids
- Homemade Playdough is a classic everyone loves
- Water Gun Painting is a great outdoor activity when the weather warms up
Printable Summer Schedule for Kids
Ready to implement this idea in your home? Grab your free printable below and I wish you all a very happy summer!
Please note, this printable and all other printables offered here on SomewhatSimple are for personal use only. They may not be sold or claimed as your own. Thanks for your support and understanding!
This post originally published in June 2011. It was updated in April 2016 with fresh, new printables!
I joined the email club like your note said to download, but it was not sent in the email. I received other downloads instead. Where can I get the summer planner for kids thats associated with this blog.
Did it a second time and got it. thx.
You’re welcome! I hope it helps!
So cute! I downloaded one of the earlier versions and used it in totschooling… I now have a new tot and would like to use this version for them. Where can I find the link to it? Thanks!
Sorry about that! There was something wrong with the form but it should be working now.
I love this! It’s always such a challenge to figure out what to do on those long summer days!
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!
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!!
I am so glad you like this Amy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Love this idea! Just pinned it and can’t wait to do it with my little one. Thanks so much for making it available!
You’re welcome Liz! I am glad you like it, thanks for stopping by!!!
Great summer schedule!! Pinned 🙂
Oh! What a brilliant ideas it is. I’ll definitely use this for my kids.
I think this is a great idea. Keeps a schedule while being practical and fun.
Thanks Heather! 🙂
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.
thank you for this! Am printing it our right now and cant wait to get going on a fun and organized summer.
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!
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.
Sorry to bother you again. Ipiccy doesnt allow me to upload pdf. Can it be converted to a jpeg?
This is awesome thanks!
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.
What a great idea! Will definitely be using this with my boys this summer. Thanks!
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!!
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!!
I dont have a changeable option, but if you want to change it, try uploading it to ipiccy.com and just put a white shape over the top of the text and then add your own text over it. Ipiccy is free and super simple to use! Warning, you will become addicted! 🙂
Thanks so much!!
Love this idea for my hubby who will soon face his first summer as a stay at home daddy!! Thanks! =)
LOVE this! I am unable to print it off though… is there a download?
Hi Haley, I just added the link to download the PDF- let me know if it isn’t working for you. Have a great night…
This is ingenius! Will use this summer for sure! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Deirdre! I’m glad you like it!
Love this! Printing now to put on the fridge. Thank you!
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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 🙂
I am so glad this has worked for you! Thanks for stopping by!
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
Love Love Love it!!! I’m so glad my mom sent me your blog address. : ) Thanks for sharing! hope all is well! love you!
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.
What a fabulous idea! I LOVE it! Thank you so very much for sharing!
This is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
That’s a great idea! Just enough structure but still exciting!
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!
Great idea. I love routine and schedules… pretty nerdy I guess. lol
I just posted this to my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/EastCoastMommy
LOVE this idea… still some structure for your summer!
Haha, should we put go to Tucker’s house for the Friday activity sometime lol?
Thank you! What a great tool to use 🙂
I saw this on Pinterest today! Thanks so much for creating and sharing — it’s perfect!
Thanks!! I will for sure be using this idea.
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!
Oh I love this! Wonderful idea! I’m going to have to use it with my four year old. Thanks!
this is great! thanks:)