Today is the last day of school, so I think it’s safe to say we are officially in “Summer” mode. And while I still remember my school days and that rush of excitement and joy as school got out for summer, I tend to feel a bit different as an adult. I’m somewhere in between excitement, nervous laughter, and that wide-eyed crazy feeling. Haha.
Summers are so fun, but so busy! With all the coming and goings, camps, vacations, celebrations and trips to the pool, I feel like my normal routines and general house maintenance suffers a bit. As does my motivation. I’d much rather be playing baseball with my kids or sipping a sparkling water on the deck than changing sheets or cleaning under the sink.
But, I also know how nice it feels to come home to an organized and (relatively) clean home after all those summer adventures. So, mostly for my own benefit I’ve created a Summer bingo sheet to challenge myself to get some things done. And, since I know I like working for a ‘reward’ I’ve added a place to fill in some incentives for getting things done.
I hope that you too may find some joy in playing “Bingo” this summer and will download a worksheet and play along!
What Is Summer Bingo?
Remember the days of playing bingo in elementary school? How good it felt to finally get 5 in a row and yell out “BINGO!” That’s what we are going for. Just a little personal motivation to get things done during a normally busy time of the year.
How Do You Play?
CLICK HERE to enter your email address & download the free bingo sheet. Print it out and put it on your fridge or in your planner. Be sure to fill in a reward for completing 5 in a row and blackout, which means all squares on the board.
Next, scan the different tasks to find one that you feel like doing. Something that’s motivating or exciting that makes you say, “Yeah, I can do that!” Then go and do it!
Once you have completed that task, color in the square and then look for another that is in the same row, column or diagonal. Once the task is done, color it in and move on to another task.
You can do all five tasks in a row, or space them out throughout the summer, whatever YOU feel like doing!
What About Rewards?
Who doesn’t love a good reward?!?
At the bottom of the sheet there is space to write in a reward for completing 5 in a row and a blackout (which is completing ALL squares on the board). Try to think of two things to write in these spaces that will motivate you to complete the challenge.
Everyone is different in what means something to them. Here are a few ideas if you are having trouble thinking of a reward:
- Go out for ice cream
- Mini shopping spree at your favorite store
- Purchasing a new book to read
- A pedicure
- A day trip to explore a new city or museum
- A new pair of shoes
I know that I’m going to find this challenge helpful this summer, and I may even get my kids involved! There’s no reason this can’t be a whole family challenge. So grab your friends and family and see who will be the first to say “BINGO!”