Summer Rules Printable Checklist: Free Template for Kids

​Summer break can go smoothly with this free printable summer rules page with a bonus summer treats for rewards for following the summer rules!

More summer fun ideas to help with summer boredom: Summer Activities Calendar, Summer Olympics Activity Mat and Summer Activities Jar.

Free Summer Rules and Treats Printables on a flat lay with watermelon slices and seeds.

Have fun on all the hot days of summer this year! I’ve got a free printable summer rules pages that you can customize with your own rules or use the pre-made list. Then add the treats page for a summer bucket list of treats that can be enjoyed as kids complete the rules. This is a great way to decrease or earn kid’s screen time. Plus, the list of treats offer some great suggestions for younger and older kids to enjoy some down time this summer in a fun way without as much screen time.

What is a Printable Summer Rules Page?

A Printable Summer Rules Page is a handy tool for parents and caregivers to set clear expectations for kids during the summer months. This page outlines rules, routines, and chores in a fun and engaging way. It helps ensure that kids know what is expected of them while providing a structure to their days, which can be especially important when school is out. I wish I had this last summer!

Summer Rules Printable blank version on a green summer background

Why You’ll Love This Idea

Clear Communication

A Printable Summer Rules Page is a great way to communicate with your kids. It spells out what needs to be done each day, from chores to bedtime routines. By having the rules written down, there is less room for misunderstanding or forgetting. Kids can easily refer to the page to know exactly what they need to do.

Encourages Responsibility

Using a rules page encourages kids to take responsibility for their actions. They learn to follow the guidelines and complete their tasks without constant reminders. This helps build their independence and self-discipline, which are valuable skills that will benefit them throughout life.

Blank versions of sumer treats take one page and sumer rules page

Rules and Treats included on the Summer Rules Printable:

Here are the rules on the pre-made list, but the pdf files include a blank version template to add your own!


Here are the items on the summer printables rules template:

  1. Make your bed.
  2. Brush your teeth & hair.
  3. Get dressed.
  4. Eat breakfast.
  5. Play outside.
  6. Relax & take a nap.
  7. Read lots of books.
  8. Be kind & don’t complain.
  9. Eat fruit & drink water.
  10. Pick up & clean up after yourself. 
  11. Wear sunscreen.
  12. Use your imagination.              
  13. Have a great Summer!
Summer Rules Printable with filled in rules and a summer backdrop.


Here is a list of things that are used on the treat page, but you can make your own.

  1. Run through the sprinklers.
  2. Have a spoon race.
  3. Have a water fight.
  4. Eat ice cream for dinner.
  5. Have a s’more party
  6. Dig for fossils.
  7. Play balloon tennis.
  8. Stargaze at night.
  9. Make an obstacle course in your backyard.
  10. Draw with chalk on the driveway or sidewalk.
A stack of printables for a summer rules and treats bundle

How to Use the Printable Summer Rules Page

Print and Display

Enter your email address in the download box below to receive the checklist template delivered directly to your inbox. Download the free summer rules printable and print at home or your favorite local print shop. Place it in a prominent location, like the refrigerator or a bulletin board. Make sure it’s easy for everyone to see and refer to throughout the day. You could even frame it for all to see, or laminate it for durability or slip it in a plastic page protector.

Customize to Fit Your Family

Decide if you like the filled in summer rules printable or if you prefer the blank version. You can add specific rules, chores, or routines that are unique to your family. Involve your kids in the process of creating the rules. This gives them a sense of ownership and makes them more likely to follow the guidelines.

Summer rules and summer treats printable pages.

Ideas for Ways to Use the Printable

Daily Routine

Use the printable to establish a daily routine for your kids. Include morning tasks like making the bed and brushing teeth, as well as afternoon activities like reading time or outdoor play. A consistent routine helps kids feel secure and organized.

Chore Chart

Incorporate a chore chart into your summer rules page. Assign specific chores to each child and include a space for checking off tasks as they are completed. This not only helps keep the house tidy but also teaches kids the value of contributing to the household.

Screen Time Rules

Set clear guidelines for screen time using this summer printable as a summer screen time rules page. Include rules about when and for how long kids can use electronic devices or play video games. This helps prevent excessive screen time and encourages kids to engage in other activities.

Learning Time

Include time for educational activities. This could be reading, practicing math, or exploring science projects. Keeping learning as part of the daily routine helps prevent the summer slide and keeps kids’ minds sharp.

Free printable summer rules and sumer treats pages

Variations for Using the Printable

Theme-Based Rules Pages

Create theme-based rules pages for different weeks or months. For example, you could have a “Beach Week” with specific activities and rules related to beach safety and fun. This keeps the routine fresh and exciting for kids.

Reward Systems

Incorporate a reward system into your summer rules page with the treats page. Offer small rewards for completing tasks or following rules consistently. Rewards could include extra playtime, a special treat, or a fun outing. This motivates kids to stick to the rules and complete their chores.

Watermelon summer rules and treats pages.

Common Questions About the Summer Rules Printable

When using the summer rules printable you might have some common questions:

Is the printable free?

Yes, this printable set of rules is free for personal use. You can print it and use it in your home for free, but if you want to share the printable, direct friends and family to this post using the url link to the post to download the rules printable for themselves.

How Often Should I Update the Rules Page?

It’s a good idea to review and update the rules page regularly. As the summer progresses, you may find that some rules need to be adjusted or new routines need to be added. Involving your kids in this process keeps them engaged and ensures that the rules page remains relevant.

Summer Rules Printable  on top of a summer treats printable on a blue wood background with watermelon slices.

My Favorite Printable Supplies:

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  • Printer: I love my HP Home Printer, it prints beautifully everytime no matter what projects I am working on.
  • Paper: Depending on the durability you want with your printables, consider printing on white card stock or high quality paper.
  • Laminator: For printables you are planning to use over and over again, simply laminate and use dry erase markers to mark up the printables.
  • Paper Cutter: I love my CARL Paper Cutter. It makes trimming and cutting out printables a breeze.
  • Sticker Paper: When printing tags or other free printables, sticker paper can make it easy to attach to gifts, boxes, or to make your own stickers.

Download your Free Printable Summer Rules Printable here:

Please remember my printables are free for classroom use or personal use only. You may not sell or distribute the printable or digital file. If you wish to share the digital files, please refer friends to the link of this blog post where they can sign up to receive the free printable directly in their inbox.


A Printable Summer Rules Page is an excellent tool for keeping your summer organized, fun, and productive. It helps set clear expectations, encourages responsibility, and provides structure to your kids’ days. Whether you’re establishing daily routines, managing chores, or setting screen time limits, a well-designed rules page can make a big difference.

Ready to create your own summer rules page? Download a the printable today and start customizing it to fit your family’s needs and enjoy it. Share your experiences and tips in the comments below. Let’s make this summer the best one yet, with fun and structure for everyone!

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