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School Break Wish List: What Can You Do Before Back-to-School Time Arrives?

Updated on July 18, 2011

With back to school time just around the corner, it's time to stop and think about all of the things you planned to accomplish while your kids were enjoying a break from the educational system.

While you might not have time to take care of everything on your to-do wish list for the current school break, you just might be surprised to find out how much you can accomplish between now and the first day of school.

Even if you don't take care of everything on the list right now, you'll have a head start planning activities for the next school break!

Wish List: Decide What to Do Before Going Back to School

You might have taken care of some of these items already, or some of them may be things you and your child have absolutely no interest in doing at all. Chances are, though, that you'll find at least a few activities on this list that you'd like to tackle during what's left of the current school break, or when the next one rolls around. Use this list as a starting point for putting together your own school break activity wish-list!

  • Attend a local sporting event.
  • Clean out your child's closet.
  • Clean out your child's toy chest.
  • Enjoy an overnight camping trip.
  • Establish a homework, nap, and chore schedule for your child to follow once school begins.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Go to a museum that you child will find educational and enjoyable.
  • Organize a study spot for your child in his or her room, or another area of the house.
  • Participate in a craft activity with your child.
  • Redecorate your child's bedroom.
  • Register your child in fall extracurricular activities.
  • See the latest child-friendly hit movies.
  • Shop around for the best school supply deals and bargains.
  • Spend a day at a theme park or amusement park in your area.
  • Spend a day at the zoo.
  • Spend a mother daughter day at the beauty salon.
  • Spend an afternoon at the park.
  • Start planning next year's school break vacation.
  • Take unwanted clothing items and toys to a consignment shop or donate them to a charitable thrift store.
  • Teach your child how to cook.
  • Visit aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends who live nearby but who you rarely see when school is in session.
  • Visit the beach.
  • Any other family friendly ideas that you need – or want – to do!

Any Ideas to Share?

What ideas do you have for family friendly out-of –school ideas that allow you to spend quality time with your kids? Share your own to-do list tips and suggestions in the comments section below!

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