At the beginning of the summer, I made a poster “checklist” of fun family activities. My two daughters had a blast checking items off the list after they did each activity. I’m not creative or crafty by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like a good checklist. I especially liked being able to revisit the poster at the end of the summer, when the girls complained that the summer was over and they “hardly got to do anything fun.” I showed them the poster, and they admitted, “Oh, yeah.”
I noticed the only two items on the poster that didn’t get checked off were the trip to a water park that my 10-year-old daughter added herself (which we had no intention of doing) and parents’ night out.