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Keep Kids Busy this Summer

Summer Rules

Looking for ways to keep kids “edutained” this summer? Here are my favorites:

Staying Sane Over Summer Break

Summer vacation is finally upon us and I’m ready with a plan. First off, our priorities:

  1. Play outside
  2. Play inside
  3. Go places
  4. Read
  5. Rest
  6. Afterschooling
  7. Screen Time

There are 24 hours in the day, so having my 7 year old do about an hour of school work a day is not a big deal to me. Formally, we are going to do my A STEM Summer plans. Informally, I have this nifty system worked out where my son has to jump through hoops and cluck like a chicken if he wants to play Lego Nijago on the computer. Okay, so I’m joking about the chicken part!  But I’m not kidding about jumping through hoops:

All of the supplies are in Bruce’s blue basket, lined with clothespins for each activity. This is a modified version of a really cool idea I gleaned from Morning Hugs and Goodnight Kisses.

After Bruce completes each activity, he can drop the corresponding clothespin in the Fourth of July Jar.

Then, when computer times starts at 7 pm in our house, he has time “in the bank” to play.

No arguments over the computer + extra learning = Afteschooling actually making my life easier!