I hope you've enjoyed the quotes thus far in June. I have to be honest and say that I'm missing my blog and my blog readers, so while I'll be sharing the additional quotes I have selected for the month of June, I'll be checking in and posting more often too.
Life continues to be crazy, but also crazy good. I'm still working on a surprise project and really starting to feel the anticipation of sharing it with you all. Be assured that all is well and that I'm entirely relieved that school is OUT …
… which brings me to the point of this post. I'm ready to share what has become an annual thing here on the blog. My summer "kid plan" for avoiding at least some of the laziness that tends to accompany ten weeks of no school and also tends to weigh heavily on moms.
This year Chase, Trey and Taft will be playing Summer Bingo. Clark has informed me that he is officially too old, in spite of the fact that there is potential for earning some extra school shopping money.
I suppose it would be potentially embarrassing for him to walk in the house with a friend and try and explain the bright yellow BINGO card (with his name on it) hanging prominently on the hook.
So, I've attached the official BINGO rules (Download BINGOrules )for playing summer bingo. For those that don't want to click and download, here's the overview:
- you get a new BINGO card each Sunday
- you can use your FREE sticker on any square you want
- you earn one ticket for every bingo (5 squares in a row)
- tickets are redeemable for things like popsicles and extra Wii time
- a BLACKOUT by Saturday night is rewarded with an extra $5.00 toward school shopping
Here's the link (Download SUMMERbingo )to my basic BINGO card, as a Word document.
I started with a table (5 rows, and 5 columns) filled with activities that I'd love to see my children do over the course of one week. So, there are 25 activities a week that they can choose from to enrich their days (hey. hey.) Their BINGO card is attached via a binder ring to a sheet of yellow stickers that they use to cover up each activity as it is completed.
I will be the gatekeeper for the sheet of dated FREE stickers and the tickets. My boys will have to come to me to acknowledge each bingo and get a ticket. I didn't make a BINGO card for Addie, but the boys have several activities on their cards that include Addie, for example: Take Addie to the park to play for 30 minutes, or draw a picture with Addie, or play Play Doh with Addie.
I will use the basic BINGO card as my template for every week, but I will also change out a few squares each week to keep things fresh — for example, the week that we go to my parents house, I've added activities like "practice your archery skills" that are specific to our location.