Summer’s Coming….

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Are you ready for summer? Schools will be breaking soon and you’re gonna have some bored kids if you don’t plan ahead. Trust me.

Years ago, our family hosted a weekly summer camp — at home. It was a great time for friends and neighbors to come over on a set day of the week to play and visit. I was inspired by the sleepover camp that the Parent Trap girls attended back in the 50s and tried to provide activities and crafts and fun summer food. We even had a special name for it – Camp Wannalaffalotta.

(You can read my article about how to host a playday of your own like this here.)

Since I can’t invite you all over once a week, I thought I would host a virtual playday here at LifeasMOM. Each week I will be posting activities to do with your kids. They’ll work around a theme and include crafts, storybooks, activities, games, and food. And, Lord willing, there will be more than you could possibly do in a day, so don’t be overwhelmed. Just choose a few that look fun and enjoy your family and friends.

Camp Wannalaffalotta starts Monday, May 25th and will continue every Monday until Labor Day. So check back often and I hope you’ll laffalotta this summer with your peeps.

If you’d be interested in guest posting or contributing links, please email me.

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  1. ValleyGirl says:

    Cool! I look forward to this series!!

  2. retrodeb says:

    Sounds great! Could you include some activities for older kids too? My daughter is 10 and my son is 13 (although he likes crafty type things too)

    I would have loved to do something like this when my kids were younger, but you know what? I was the only stay-at-home mom inthe neighborhood! ALL of the other kids, and any friends my kids had, were away at day camp everyday! All summer long!

    My kids were mad at me for being a stay at home Mom!

  3. CountryMama@The Cozy Country Home says:

    What a GREAT idea!!! I can’t wait for the series!!

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  5. what an absolutely wonderful idea! I sooo look forward to this.

  6. Oh my gosh. Thank you for posting this. I'm a little panicked over what to do with my kids this summer & will definitely appreciate some ideas!

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