I was trying to think of a way to track my kid’s habits this summer as to not find ourselves at the first of August thinking, “Did we even open a book all summer?” My natural parenting instincts are not that great and entire weekends are sometimes spent in front of the TV before I realize that the days are gone and we’ve done absolutely nothing enriching. Plus, I work full time so it’s hard to find the energy to nag my kids about anything in the few hours in the evenings we have together.
BUT! If I found a way to motivate them to do something productive with some of their time during the day, then maybe I could avoid being the nagging Mom at night. I decided to use my habit tracker page as inspiration to make something for the kids. That’s when this Summer Habit Tracker was born.
It’s a 2-page horizontal spread and it includes the basics (reading, math, exercise) plus my favorite Educational YouTube channel: Crash Course. There are so many great educational topics on there and I’m really hoping we can watch those videos together and discuss them. I haven’t quite figured out how I’ll reward them yet, or at what level, but this is a start. I’m thinking the goal will be 3/4 tasks each day and maybe if we meet that goal 5 days a week we get a movie night? I’m not sure. I’m still working out that part.
And just in case anyone is interested, I made it a bit more generic and am offering it for a free download either here (you can also click the image above to download it) or on my printables page. Enjoy!