This is inspired by a segment of the Today show starring Hoda and Kathy Lee, airing 5 July 2017. They brought educational experts on to tell parents how to keep kids busy over the summer to avoid summer slide. I took their advice and let it percolate then came up with these handy little planning sheets that parents and their kids can use to keep track of ways to train their brains over the summer. Suggested activities include planning the ultimate vacation and the ultimate meal. Both require math, logistics, planning and organizing. The bonus is that if the parents can fund them, kids can take the trips and make the meals.