This is a re-post of an idea I shared at Brassy Apple...
Eek! Summer is just around the corner!
Summertime is pretty chaotic at our house. We always have BIG plans at the beginning of the summer, but it seems to fly by way too fast. Without a bit of organization, we simply take advantage of those warm summer months. Here is a fun way for the entire family to get organized for all that summer fun!
Introducing the Family Fun Sack!
My parents started many classic traditions, and this is another project that I owe to their genius. At the beginning of every summer, we would have a Family Night and my Dad would introduce the Family Fun Sack--a simple brown paper bag that he had decorated in his simple "Daddy" style.
Each family member anonymously wrote down 3-4 "must-do" ideas for family summer fun. Some ideas might have included:
Going miniature golfing,
Playing at a local water park
Attending a baseball game,
As kids, we often drew pictures to accompany our ideas. After everyone contributed their ideas, my Dad would make a calendar and map out all of our summer fun. He made sure to include everyone's ideas! We were so tickled to see one of our ideas on the calendar!
A few nights ago, we began this tradition in my own little family.
Here is how I made the sack:
I started out with a simple gift bag that I already had on hand.
I added some fun scrapbook paper to my bag and added a little tag using my scrapbook supplies. I couldn't resist adding some fun curled ribbon to the sack's handles.
I cut up some index cards so we could jot down our ideas.
We each wrote down 4 ideas for things we wanted to do this summer. Granted Little Man is small right now, but he still participated! He drew some pictures on a card while my husband and I wrote down ideas geared toward a toddler!
We each wrote down some ideas, and added them to our family fun sack. Now we are all set to sit down and map out all of our summer fun! It was so fun for us to combine all of our ideas and anticipate lots of fun this summer!
This family fun sack holds so many fun memories for me.
I can't wait to continue this tradition as our family grows.
How do you plan for summer fun??