Thursday, June 6, 2013

Surviving the Summer with Kids

12:30 pm today marks the start of official summer vacation for us. In all honesty, I am completely terrified. My girls have been on a real mean streak to each other for the past week or so, and no amount of banishment from TV or the pool seems to do the trick. It inspires temporary remorse, which disappears the instant one's sister is spotted playing with a beloved toy. I refuse to spend the summer referring a mini version of cage fighting, so I hopped on my Pinterest boards yesterday to hunt for Summer Ideas for Kids

Ideas to Survive the Summer with Kids, at Serenity Now

I think half the time boredom is the culprit in the fights that pop up, so hopefully these ideas will be helpful. Here are a few of my favorites:

The "Mom, I'm Bored" Jar

Summer Learning Activities

50 Summer Boredom Busters

Free Printable Road Trip Activity Pack

Kick the Can

Chapter Books to Read

Story in a Bag

Summer Organizing

Create a Relaxing Summer Schedule

What about you? What are your best tips to keep the boredom (and nastiness) at bay?

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  1. When my kiddies were younger, I had to plan all kinds of activities to keep them happy in the summer. The Texas temps get pretty hot here so I couldn't always send them outside during the day.

    We would visit different parks across the city but would have to go in the evening when the play equipment wasn't so hot and wouldn't scald their little hands.

  2. Great suggestions...I too, am terrified of what to do all summer! Terry and I are hoping to do cooking with our kids one morning a week, but still I am wondering how to stop the "I am bored!" scenario.

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