So last year, I decided NOT to take the kids to classes all over town and NOT to invite the whole neighborhood over for classes. Instead, the kids and I came up with our own plan. We brainstormed all the things everyone really wanted to do for the summer and developed some great activities we'd do together each day (art, "wondering," working on Spanish, reading time, journal writing on fun themes, etc.). They earned points for doing little activities (group and individual) as well as jobs around the house each day and were able to translate those points into money and save up for something they really wanted at the end of June. You can read about last summer's plan here. I loved really following the kids' interests and learning together in a semi-structured way. Plus we threw in lots of activities just for fun.
Yesterday one our Power of Moms readers sent in a great idea and I think we just might have to steal it to help us with this year's plan. We'll still do the points and stuff from last year, but I think our "Loosli Learning Adventures Camp" schedule will be based on this idea:
What are your ideas for making summer fun, fulfilling, interesting and non-stressful?