Summer Schedule for Kids
Something fun to do every day of the week!
It can be challenging to entertain kids while they're home for the summer. That's why we have compiled a fun, daily summer schedule so you and your family can enjoy each day together!

*Using the weekday “Summer Schedule For Kids” at somewhatsimple.com
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Safety Sunday
How to Teach a Child to Write Their Name: Simple Steps

  1. Develop General Fine and Gross Motor Skills - fine motor activities include drawing, painting, playing with beads, using pegboards, etc.
  2. Let Your Child See Their Name Often
  3. Walk the Letters - using chalk, draw one letter at a time of your child’s name in huge letters on concrete or paving. The letters should be big enough for your child to walk around them.

Check out the bar below for the full list and more ideas!
Make Something Monday
Crafts for kids with motor disabilities can help them express themselves creatively, build confidence, and aid in strengthening fine and gross motor skills.
  • Pool Noodle Crafts - great for children who have difficulty grasping or controlling smaller objects.
  • DIY Playdoh - easy and fun children with limited muscle control. It also engages multiple senses!

Full list from Coach Art
Simple 5-ingredient fluffy slime recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup of Elmer's glue
  • 1 tbsp of dish soap
  • 2 - 3 tbsp of water
  • Gel food colouring
  • 1 cup of baking soda

*Note - you will need more baking soda when it's humid and damp. Keep a full box near by!

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This seashell DIY sensory bottle can help children and youth learn to self-regulate. The gentle motion of the slow falling sea shells can relieve anxiety as the shells swirl and float to the bottom of this homemade calm down jar. 

A seashell discovery bottle is also great for no mess safe sensory play. 

Time to Read Tuesday
  • The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pink Water
This is a tale about conformism and individualism, as Mr. Plumbean's expression of creativity and individuality challenges his neighbour's ideas about the importance of having a "neat street." By repainting his house to reflect his colourful dreams, Mr. Plumbean breaks away from the conformity of his street.
  • Just Because by Rebecca Elliott
Just Because shares the story of a young boy’s older sister, Clemmie, who is his best friend. Through his voice, the reader learns that she can’t walk, talk or move around much. It is a book about disabilities and sibling friendship, written in a sensitive and touching way for young readers.
What's Cooking? Wednesday
Help your kids learn how to cook by having them prepare their own food!
Thoughtful Thursday
Doing acts of kindness is a great way to bond as a family, a lot of fun and teaches kids about compassion and service.
  • FaceTime a grandparent
  • Donate old clothes or toys to a charity
  • Don't interrupt when someone else is speaking
  • Make a homemade gift for someone
  • Teach someone something new
  • Smile all day
Plenty has been written about what not to say in front of your children but not so much on the opposite. According to parenting experts, these are the 11 most important things your child should "catch" you saying.
Somewhere Fun Friday
  1. Visit your local library and check out an Ontario Parks permit.
  2. Kustermans Berry Farm - between the market, playgrounds, animals and pick your own berries, there are many things to experience at Kustermans Farm.
  3. River Adventures Grand Bend - home of accessible glow-in-the-dark kayaking.
  4. Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch - meet some of their favourite alpacas up close, learn a bit about them, give them a treat and of course, take lots of photos. *Private tours are available.
  5. Oxford County Cheese Trail - over 20 stops on this self-guided Ontario cheese trail enables families to pick and choose where they want to go. There’s no charge beyond the items you purchase at retail and a few spots have quick tours.
Social Skills Saturday
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