In the summer, I am with my children 24/7 as the stay-at-home parent, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. As we know, camp is very expensive. But the kids are still little and you need something to do. So to save money, let's bring elements of camp to the home.
Despite our best efforts, we know kids may throw us some push back on what we think we have planned on a daily basis. ... Or, a ton of push-back! So, let's just know that may happen and not be surprised about it. It is because of this, that I felt topics being week-by-week, allowed for some more flexibility. If they don't want to do the project today, well then maybe tomorrow.
Nothing is ever rigid with kids, but having a plan can help to ease your own mind if nothing else. Each week I've developed here, has a topic with little field trips set, projects to do and academic skills woven in to suit the theme. Some weeks are more intensive and some lean more toward self-guided activity to break things up. My hope is that if you too, get anxious about summer, this might help jog the mind for ideas to do with your own family.