We are so ready for summer around here. I have really hit that wall where I am ready to be done with school. I am just trying to push through the end of the month. We are slowly finishing off our curriculum & have been doing less & less structured school and more outside exploring, reading and playing. It has been quite nice-low stress.
I was recently invited to speak at a Mom’s meeting about beating Summer boredom. So, I compiled a massive list of fun things to do to keep kids from telling you how bored they are.
Make a summer schedule- have one regular scheduled outing a week where you go do something fun as a family. Have a craft day, a cooking day, a service/kindness day, etc. If you have a plan, things will go smoothly. Or, just relax and enjoy the down time for a while!!
Something I have had for years is a little “Bored Box” with index cards inside. Each card has a simple, fun idea that the kids can do. They will often flip through the cards when they are trying to think of something to do. It sparks their imagination… The box has been really helpful- their cousins and friends like to look through the ideas, too. When I think of some new things, I add them into the box so there are fresh ideas in there. It is a simple thing to keep up on and to make. Another simple thing you could do is write the ideas on popsicle sticks & keep them in a jar.
Ready for some ideas to keep your kiddos busy? Hope this inspires you this summer. Don’t feel the need to do all of even a quarter of them. These are just ideas to get your creativity flowing.