Help maintain expectations with this cute printable summer rule sheet. It’s colorful and editable!
Last week schools started getting out in our area. My two oldest are officially on summer break while my youngest still has a few days left. As much as I am excited to have a more lax schedule and sleep in, summer always scares me a bit for that exact reason. We do much better with predictability. Here’s my solution to that — this printable summer rules sheet.
While on Facebook I saw a post and knew that I had to design my own version. I love the idea of having expectations every day. I also love the idea of not having to say the same thing 1392038382380 times because my kids will know what I expect since it’s all spelled out for them.
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My kids (like most kids today) LOVE being on the computer, iPad, phone, tv, etc. It can be hard to steer them away from electronics. But I really don’t want them to spend their whole summer glued to a screen. This simple list will ensure that they are getting things done and earning time with their gadgets. I know each family has to do what they feel comfortable with. I’ve talked about kids and the internet in the past. Figure out what works best for your family and go with it.
After I designed the printable, I whipped out my laminator. Because I love my laminator. I look for any reason to laminate something. The awesome thing about laminating these summer rules is that my kids can use it as a checklist. They can use a dry erase marker and wipe it clean every day.
I’m sure in the beginning there will be a little hesitance and some whining. There usually is. Either that or excitement for a new program to try. But, as with anything related to parenting, the key is consistency. I know, sometimes it’s no fun… but it’s worth it.
I’m sharing my filled in version and a blank version if you’d like to fill yours in with things that apply better to your family. As always, these printables are for personal use and 30days subscribers only. Thank you!
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Aprille Lambert says
I love this printable, thank you for sharing!! Would you consider making it an editable printable that we could purchase? I love the look of the typed up rules, but need to add a few extra ones for my older ones. Thanks!!
I love the simplicity of your Summer Rules printout. I printed both because I need the top half of the “Have you” list filled in and the bottom “plus” blank do my own.
Thank you for sharing! Great idea. What font did you use for Summer Rules. I love fonts and this one is too cute!
I just saw your FAQ and font section! Thank you for sharing.
Carrie Willard says
Thanks for this! I printed out the blank one for my family.
Your printables are so beautiful and fun. You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your designs with us so we can have beautiful things to help us stay organized too. You’re so generous and giving.
This printable is perfect! Thank you so much!!!
This is a great checklist! I was just rattling these exact things to my 7 year old this morning. Now I need to find him a really cool clipboard so it makes it even more fun to check things off the list. ;)
Misty O'Rourke says
I love this idea! I have seen others on Facebook also. I’m just not sure how to handle it with my kids. I would get the bare minimum of reading, writing, cleaning, and being outside, just so they could get to their games. I’ve been struggling to figure out how to make this work for our family. Thanks for the printables! We’ll probably try them for a while until I can come up with a solution.
Love this!! It is exactly what I was trying to come up with. Simple and easily accomplished.
I just printed this! so excited to use it after school gets out on Friday. Thank you for sharing your talents.