Since we had a very busy summer, we haven’t had to much time to do a lot of fun things. We did a few here and there but nothing we can be excited about. So, these two week we will be going on our “stay-cation”. In case you didn’t know, a “Stay-cation” is a vacation you can spend at home, enjoying activities and local attractions on a budget while staying in the comfort of your own home. These “staycations” can be as simple as doing a painting activity or as difficult; planning food and activities. I also hope to include some service projects as we are going through our stay cations as well.
Today was pretty much cleaning and organizing our days. First off we sat down and wrote out different things that we would like to do over the few weeks that was in our area. Some things will cost but we also have a few activities that we can do at home.
Other activities also include night out with mom and dad, pick your own dinner night, and activities that we can do at home.Home activities include:
I than was able to check our calendar, and than wrote out our activities on index cards. I was able to match up our activities to what was already on the calendar.
Than I dated a bunch of envelops and matched our activities with the envelops. I also wrote them down on the calendar so that I was able to be sure we knew what was going. Than when we get to the day, we will open the envelop and see what the Activity of the Day will be. The kids do not know what activity is included nor do they know what day we will do what so. It will be interesting to see what they think will be included!
I don’t want to treat this as just a “stay-cation”, this is also a celebration before going back to our home school routine. We accomplished a lot over summer. Each boy played baseball; Lil Man was in tball and Big Man was still in Coach Pitch PeeWee. They recently had their tournament and they placed 2nd in league and 3rd in tournament. The last game was very exciting! They were down by 10 or so and than Big Man was able to get a few outs and than hit a homerun and won the game for them by one. I am very proud of both boys for playing their hearts out! We also had some fun swimming with family and Big Man was also a rappin rabbit in the community play. Little Man will be able to take part in it next year.
If you are looking for some “Stay-cation” ideas in your area, just take a look around. See what is available in your area to do, ask your family and friends for some suggestions. Earlier in the summer, a few bloggers put together their “stay-cation” round up you can find a list of states and links at www.upsidedownhomeschooling.com.
What do you do as a “stay-cation” in your area? Comment below and tell us some of your favorite activities in your area!