5 Ways to Reduce Summer Craze!

Summer can be a blast with the kids! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„

But the blast can turn to boredom if itโ€™s not planned right.  Worse yet, arguing about meals, bedtime screen time etc., can break apart the puzzle pieces that need to fit together for a well-balanced day.

By pre-planning as a family and allowing the kids to have some say in how they spend their summer days, you can avoid a lot of these arguments.

Here are 5 ways your kids can OWN their summer and you can feel RELAXED!

  1. PLAN HOME ACTIVITIES ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽจ Kids can identify a wide range of home-based activities on their own.ย  Whether itโ€™s a craft or a game, let them plan and prepare with parentโ€™s input as needed.
  2. CHOOSE OUTINGS โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿšต There are so many ideas for parks, sightseeing, sports and nature hikes.ย  Let your children suggest or choose ideas that appeal to them.
  3. PREPARE SNACKS ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ• Supply a menu of approved snacks and then let the kids take over.ย  They can pick, pack and inventory, all while you catch a couple extra winks on the couch.
  4. CREATE A DAILY SCHEDULE ๐Ÿ“… Pull out the construction paper, scissors, glue and markers, or pop open Canva and let your kids design a family summer schedule.ย 
  5. TAKE CHARGE OF THE PREP AND CLEANUP ๐Ÿ—‘๐Ÿงน Empower your kids to be fully responsible.ย  Summer activities, like any other project, need planning and cleaning. Make a sign-up form for the many tasks that must be completed each day.

What do you do to keep the craze out of your summer days?

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