The best summer challenge continued with our July calendar… hopefully you have avoided the sunburns and are still enjoying the lazy days soaking up the sun!

July calendar and challenges to help you make the most of your summer from Fun Cheap or Free!

How is your summer going?

You might be worn out… But don't give in to the heat! Try to focus in on the small things that you love each day and find joy in the madness. Yes! We know that you are probably dealing with a little bit of boredom and chaos by this point… but that's okay! Don't lose sight of the fun things you and your family set your eyes on just one month ago… embrace the chaos and simplify.

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There's something magical about simplifying during the summertime; using your imagination, spending quality time together, and working hard! It's even more magical when you're able to share the experience with family and friends. That's what we're focusing on this month!

Jump into July with us and keep plowing through the fun summer challenge!


Step 1. Print the Focus on Summer Month calendar—if you're not already on the mailing list, SIGN UP HERE to get the July calendar emailed to you. The easiest way to stay updated is to get on the email list and follow along on the blog, YouTube, and social media. Keep up with all the fun tips and tricks we're sharing!

Step 2. Follow along! Each week there is one main challenge for you to focus on all week. Plus a mini challenge, tip or helpful habit to keep you focused half-way through the week. Then of course, wrap up the week with a simple date or family night to help keep you focused on the people that matter most.

Step 3. As always, adapt the calendar to work for your needs and help you get the most out of the monthly challenge.


We're picking up right where we left off in June! Don't forget to plan at least one family night a week and one date night a week with your sweetheart! Here are some fun summer date night ideas to help you connect with the people that matter most.


Service week is a great time to give back to the community! Tips from Fun Cheap or Free

If you remember, we ended June in the middle of service week. We're starting the month off with a mini challenge this week that's super easy… Go Serve someone.

See what you can do to pitch in on a neighbor's yard work. Maybe volunteer to mow someone's lawn when they head out of town. Help pull some weeds or complete a landscaping project. Or simply drop some treats by and let them know you're thinking of them. There are so many service projects you can do in your community!


Beat the heat with these fun water activities from Fun Cheap or Free!

It is HOT out there! We get it. Make plans to beat the heat with some crazy good water fun. Jump in the lake, run through the sprinklers, or have a water fight!!! Whatever you choose to do, make sure you get wet… and splash everyone else, too!


Time to bust the boredom. Re-evaluate and make a list of skills or talents that you and your family want to work on. Have the kids pull out some goal sheets and brainstorm what they want to improve on. Summer is a great time to learn an instrument, learn how to fish, improve flexibility and work on many other new skills!

For your mini challenge this week, take action! Look up some YouTube videos or find someone to teach you one of the skills you wrote down. Make it extra fun by turning it into a family competition!


Get physical and stay active this summer with these July calendar tips from Fun Cheap or Free

We love a good lazy day as much as anyone, but this week is all about switching it up and making sure we don't waste away in the summer sun. Our challenge this week is to spend 15-30 minutes being active every day this week! This might be a hard one. We challenge you to push yourself because a little activity will beat the boredom blues! You can easily work out at home or make it into a fun active date night.

Ready for a good mini challenge? Look around… chances are your house could use a good tidy! Am I right? Well, we're about to tackle that. Turn up the music and dance while you clean the house. Don't forget to enlist some helpers to make the work go faster.


Alright! We're getting close to the end of summer! It's your last week to really enjoy before everyone starts thinking about back to school and being responsible and stuff. Get creative this week and do something with your hands! From mud pies to cross-stitching. Choose a mini project to tackle during this week!

And there you have it! We really hope that all of these summer challenges on the July calendar have helped you to have the best. summer. ever. with your family! What was your favorite activity to do together? Let us know in the comments!

Remember, Productivity Boot Camp can help you to organize your day and house so you can find more time to spend doing the things that you love with your family! It's an engaging and fun online video program that will rock your world.

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Want even more great ways to help you rock your summer?

  • It's never too late to have your kids start a Summer Reading Chart. It's the best way to avoid the summer slide.
  • If you're finding your house and kids are getting a little out of control, see how we keep everything running smoothly with our summer chore checklist clipboards!
  • We've got some great summer life hacks that you definitely don't want to miss out on!