Tips for the Best Summer Ever


Whether you work out of the home, homeschool, or stay at home – summer is here and that means lots of extra free time for your kids! If you find it challenging to keep a routine when summer sets in, or your kids find themselves a little bored, here are ideas for keeping your cool as the weather heats up.

Rain or Shine Summer Fun

Celebrate the end of the school year with two universal favorites: ice cream and swimming! Find out how other parents celebrate the beginning of summer in this blog post.

After so many humid summer nights, it feels good to stay inside! Pop some popcorn and put on your favorite volume of What’s In The Bible? and settle in for a family movie night! We’ve got tips for treating the whole family to an indoor viewing party – including great snack ideas!

When summer drags on and the kids get more restless, turn to this list of 20 ideas for beating summer boredom.

Grow Together

Don’t let hearts and minds turn to mush over summer vacation! Grow and learn together with these helpful tips, including some from homeschooling moms.

Summer is also a great time to dig into My Jesus Journal, an activity guide created to help children develop a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and how they can come to know Him. Blogger Heather Conrad spent a summer walking through My Jesus Journal with her family and wrote about their experiences here.

Keep A Schedule

How do your kids handle long days with nothing to do? Does everyone fall into a lazy pace or are you scrambling to fill your days to keep them entertained? If you haven’t considered setting up a daily schedule or routine for your kids, this summer might be a great time to start. We have a few resources for scheduling days so that days don’t devolve into chaos!

Fourteen moms share their insights on summer routines and schedules – from the super scheduled to the relaxed, see how other parents handle routine.

Want to see what a schedule could look like? One mom shares her approach to daily summer routines.

However you approach summer and long days with your kiddos, we hope you have the best summer ever!

Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible? is the 13-video series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer. In his first new project since VeggieTales®, Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible – God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new Bible series, we learn how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. Vischer’s signature wit shines through with his all-new cast of characters, fast-paced flash animation, and catchy tunes. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!

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