Amy Hannold, 247Moms Frugal Living Editor
A super homeschool and home-learning resource. For summer, they offer several free and
almost free resources for all ages.
Most are in e-book format, there are some audio and online products as
well. Once you’ve purchased the
items, you can download the product, selecting the pages you wish to use. Summer activity books and titles
“Simple Schooling 4th of July Freebie”
“Nature Journal Pages”
“An Activity a Day Keeps the Boredom Away Summer Packet”
“Father’s Day Notebooking Pages”
“Fireworks Minibook: We Love the USA!”
“All About My Family Notebook” (one of my favorites!)
“Take Me Home: Fathers Day” (complete with printable coupons
Other topics include animals (our favorite is the “All About
Horses Notebooking Pages”), cooking, nature, and more. You can find these by typing the title
into the “search” box.
Drawing lessons, home and school planners, crafts,
handwriting lessons, story paper (decorated border with handwriting lines), chore
list makers, grocery lists, and more await you.
Find your community at the national Macaroni Kid
website. You’ll be connected to
the publisher of the weekly list, sent by email. Each list usually includes local activities and at-home fun
ideas. If there’s not a local
publisher near you, consider being the “one in the know” and sharing your finds
with others. There is also
(similar to Groupon, etc.) for listed cities or “national”
Find a Farmer’s Market or Family Farm to Visit:
LocalHarvest.org features a map and contact information for
Printable and creative activities for all ages of children –
and their grandparents (or family).
Don’t miss the “101 Things to Do in Your City” – ideas for fun across
Best Books with Ideas for Summer Fun: Find these at your local library,
Paperbackswap.com or other bookseller.
“Family Manager Guide to Summer Survival”, by Kathy Peel, is
the complete summer handbook for families with kids. Activities, organization, and boredom busters suitable for a
wide range of ages- decrease “screen time” and increase family time! By the way, you can hear a
recording of her visit on Focus on the Family’s “Your Family Live” program
(June 8, 2011).
printable forms from the Kathy’s book are available! “Road Trip Planner”, “Ideas for Summer Fun and Learning”,
and “Vacation Checklist”:
“Super Baby Food Book”, by Ruth Yaron, is more than just for
meals. Included are many recipes
for homemade snacks and fun things to do.
“101 Things Every Kid Should Do
Growing Up”, by Alecia Devantier
you’ve heard from your kids about the “must have” game, music, movie or tv
program, get the insight on elements you might be concerned about from http://www.pluggedin.com/
Labels: Frugal Living, Summer