Renee and Siena have only one more week of kindergarten left. (Break out the tissue box!) So, I've been thinking about the different things we can do over the Summer. There are the "Summer Fun Lists" and "Mom I'm Bored Jars," but I tried something last year that seemed to work and wanted to share it with you–Summer Badges. Together, we set different goals for each of them. For instance, as much as Renee loves to spend time in the water, she still won't go entirely underwater. So, that will be one of her goals this Summer. Siena can almost tie her own shoelaces--so to do it completely on her own will be a goal for her. What makes the badges really motivating, is that the front of their bedroom door becomes a "Badge Display Wall." It's funny how they really want to fill the wall and show off their badges at the end of the Summer! The badges are just a little push to help with, and recognize, those milestones that mean so much to a child.
I've come up with different badges as free printables for you, and have also included blank ones if you want to write in your own goals. (There are a total of 6 pages in the free printables.) I'll report back at the end of the Summer to let you know how my girls did. I would love to know what your child is hoping to accomplish this Summer!