Saturday, September 8, 2012

seasonal to do lists

Last summer, I was reading a friend's blog and she made a list of fun things to do in the summer with her kids.  I put that on my to do list for this summer.

In late May, I gathered the kids and asked them what fun things they would like to do during the summer.  I added all to a list and came up with our summer to do list.  I don't think that this idea has to be just for the summer months.  I plan to do one for each season.  Fall can be filled with things like football games, applesauce making, going on walks, and visiting the pumpkin patch. Winter can have a list that includes snowman building, having a hot chocolate bar, and ice skating. Spring can include visiting parks, feeding the ducks, and going on a spring break trip.

What you will need:
Piece of 8 1/2 x11 scrapbook paper (any design but light colors work best)
8x10 frame (or you can do smaller or bigger)
Dry erase marker

In a word document on your computer, make a list of all the things you would like to do.  Make it a fun font and big enough where you can see it from far away.  Insert your scrapbook paper and print your list.  You will want to leave the glass in the frame.  Use the glass to cut your paper into the size of the frame.   Put your new list into your frame.

As you complete things on your list, use the dry erase marker to check them off.  My daughter put the date by some.

We had our framed list on the kitchen counter top.  When we needed an idea of something to do, we just looked at our list!   We didn't get them all done but we had fun doing the things that we could! Can't wait to make our list for fall.

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