Can you believe it? SUMMER IS HERE! Well, at least in North Idaho. I think Spokane School Districts continue through next week, but the schools here are done. Although, we continue to school through the summer, most of our schooling takes place outside even if it means sitting out on the picnic table. 😉
Last years Do Summer BIG Challenge was such a hit, I thought we would do it again this summer. I am excited for some new activities and of course re-visiting some of the oldies but goodies.
This year we are on a limited budget so we will be trying to keep costs to a minimal, but still fun and enjoyable. If you have any new ideas or know of any local events in your neck of the woods we would love for you to share. We want this Do Summer BIG Challenge to be a resource to families everywhere!
This week we will try to ease into our challenge with something that most communities offer. Check out your local library for a summer reading program. I have already checked ours out and am very excited about the incentives for my kids to keep up their reading and many of the different events and activities that are a part of the program.
For those of you in my local area, the summer reading program starts off with a big kick off party on Monday June 13th. It is open house style. You can even register online at http://communitylibrary.net/kids
On your mark, Get set…Read! is the theme this year and we are excited to get to read for pleasure instead of literature, if you know what I mean 😉 .
Another thing I want to share with you is the school breakfast and lunch program. It is sponsored by the U.S.D.A. They offer free breakfast and lunch for all kids under the age of 18. Keep in mind they are not always the healthiest lunches (at least in my mind), but when you are out and about stopping at the school versus McDonald’s would be a frugal decision. Check your local school district for availability in your area.
I would love to hear your top 3 summer activities! Leave a comment below….we would love to try some new things!
Blessings and Let’s DO SUMMER BIG!