I have a plan for how I am going to get a summer vision and plan which I shared briefly here. And I thought I was going to finalize my summer vision, plan, and routine last weekend, but I did not. So I cannot share it with you yet, perhaps next week?
But I do have a list of summer resources and activities I have been collecting. Hopefully this list will help you plan an intentional summer. And please let me know if you have any to add to the list!!
1. Today, June 1 is National Doughtnut Day! Stop in your local Krispy Kreme for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary!
This reminds me of something Rob and I did when my 3 oldest were little; Daniel and Jonathan were not with us yet. One night, Rob and I put the kids to bed. And then about 20 minutes later, we rang the fire alarm. The kids raced outside to our location we had practiced many times before. And when we were all there, we said, "That was just a practice alarm! Eveyone in the car now, in their pjs, for a drive to Krispy Kreme!!" The kids still talk about it!! I mean that must have been 7 years ago!
An Intentional Home blog reader did let me know that Sonic is offering 1/2 off all their milksakes after 8pm all summer long. You could so do the pj run to Sonic!
2. On Tues, June 5 at the Lego Store in Crabtree Mall, kids ages 6-14 can learn how to build a cool mini model lawn mower for FREE! The event starts at 5pm and is open while supplies last. Kids get to keep their models.
The Lego store in Crabtree actually offers a free mini model build on the first Tuesday of every month. So mark your calendars.
3. For a rainy summer day: Free GAME rental from Redbox. Send the text TRYUS to 727272 and you'll immediately get a return text with a code for a one-night game rental. From what I am reading in blogland, the code is good thru end of July. Let me know if you do this and what the expiration date is!
4. Both City Search and Grandparents.com let you search for fun kid activities by city. I have these resources bookmarked; I have not checked out what they have listed for Raleigh yet. Are you familiar with these sites?
5. I have also been collecting ideas on my Pinterest Kid Crafts and Activities board. Are you following it? I have been trying to collect activities for the boys especially. I really want to try the glow in the dark bubbles and glow in dark sidewalk paint.
6. Barnes and Noble is running their summer reading program again. For every 8 books your kids read and record on their reading log (print it out HERE), Barnes and Noble will let them choose a free book to take home. There are lots and lots of good books to chose from that your kids will actually want. The program runs until Sept. 4.
7. And thanks to you those following The Intentional Home on Facebook, HERE and HERE are the lists for free and cheap summer movies. Looks like most movies are showing Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.