July’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

Here we are to July!  What things come to mind when you think of the month of July?  Picnics, watermelon, ice cream, sprinklers, fireworks, hot dogs and s’mores, county fairs and small town festivals are just a few things I think of.

We’ve got another great calendar for you that’s filled with fun ideas and new topics to explore to make your days count!  Choose a few and enjoy your time with the kids!

June’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.

–  L. M. Montgomery

Here we are almost to June!  The halfway point of the year, and the official beginning of summer here in the United States. It’s a great month to make the days count!  Enjoy this month’s calendar, and find even more ideas on our June Calendar Pinterest Board!

And here’s a little extra this month–something for you to use when you talk about the summer solstice. You’ll find more great summertime poems in Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. (Get a FREE copy for your eReader.)

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

 Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer 

May’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

“The year’s at the spring,
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in his Heaven—
All’s right with the world!”

–  Robert Browning, The Year’s at the Spring

We know that not all is right with the world, but walking out into the sunshiney beauty of May and seeing the trees leafing out and the blossoms abloom sure makes us feel that at least something is right!   God is in His Heaven; He is in control, and we know that one day He will make all things right with the world!  His love is shown to us daily in the little things. Take the kiddos out and find them!

You can also make the days count this month with a few of the activities suggested on our May activity calendar.

Happy Memory-Making!