If you haven’t noticed, spring is in the air. This means that besides spring break, in a few short weeks, the children will be home from school for the summer. Are you prepared for this? If not, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help:
Plan ahead for boredom. It is going to happen. You will hear the phrase “I’m bored” on more than one occasion. Be prepared with an arsenal of activities that you can pull out at a moment’s notice. Find crafts, DIY activities, etc., and get all the materials you will need ahead of time. Place each activity’s materials in a plastic grocery sack or small tub so that you can grab-and-go during a boredom crisis!
Get the chores divided out beforehand. Since the kids are going to be home, they can pitch in a little more. You’ll go into the week knowing that there will not be mountains of laundry and a sink of dirty dishes when it is over! Doing little chores every day will keep it from piling up on you.
Grocery shop in bulk. Make out meal plans, plan out snack ideas, stalk Pinterest for food craft ideas and make the ultimate grocery list. If you get it all at once, you won’t have to head to the grocery store with children in tow!
Plan both inside and outside activities. Since it is spring, the weather may not always cooperate with your plans, so have back-up ideas in case of inclement weather.
If you are traveling, get as much as possible set ahead of time. Make reservations, plan for pit stops and pick out breaks along the way in advance so you can have a rough itinerary. Prepare for boredom the same way you will in the aforementioned tip! Consider making a travel kit for each child.
Get ready to enjoy your kids’ breaks! Planning ahead means that you can have a break too