To make it, I come up with a list of 20ish things to squeeze in before the end of summer. She cuts out 20 slips of paper and I write one per slip and then link and staple them together to make a chain. I cheat by looking ahead on the calendar to see what we may already have planned (like camping, visiting grandparents, etc.) and plan to where the trip to the zoo, pool and back to school shopping are on weekend days or a day I have off work. Let me know if you want a list of things that we do.
Each morning she gets to read the new link. Some of the things we do as a family, others just her and me or Casey and Kyndal. We do it that day if at all possible, but "life" happens and she's pretty understanding if we have to delay a day!