Summer is finally here for our family. My children seem to get out of school so much later than other parts of the country.
The first project I wanted to do for summer was to create a summer journal.
I wanted to make a journal for a few reasons- the first is obviously to keep them writing all summer. I have a 7 year old and a 6 year old and both of them definitely need the practice writing correct sentences, practicing spelling and so on.
The second reason is because we really do quite a bit with our children. They get to go on a lot of trips, camps and other activities that I certainly didn’t get to participate in when I was a kid. So if Mom and Dad are shelling out tons of money on these adventures and taking the time to plan things out, I really want the girls to reflect back on the experiences they have. 😉 Hopefully by taking a minute to write about their activities they will appreciate things more and we will have a great keepsake to look back on.
Lastly, it is just so fun to see the things that resonated with them. We recently went on a trip to Lake Tahoe and did a ton of things that day but what my 7 year old remembered most was a special rock she found on the beach that looks like a strawberry. Such a little thing and I never would have remembered that myself.