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I feel like we go through the school year counting down the days until it’s Summer break – and then Summer break actually arrives. Now I am responsible for keeping the kids occupied and for keeping their brains working. Great!
We can only craft and go to the park so many times in a week.
And how many snacks can these kids possibly eat in a day?
Will I ever be able to get the house clean?
Summer Break Boredom Busters
Aside from the obvious Summer break activities like family vacations, trips to the zoo, camping, etc., I wanted to share some fun idea for kids around the ages of 4-5. My daughter asks me a million times a day if we can do something fun – so here’s my little solutions.
These should get me through at least a week of boredom… right?
Kids HATE the word chore. Shoot – even I hate the word chore! It sounds so horrible. But, turning boring chores into instantly rewarding activities is a win/win for you and the kids.
Idea: Work for Hire Board (more ideas on Pinterest)
When kids can see the reward beforehand, they are more likely to do the work. Find a magnetic board and label it WORK FOR HIRE. Cut out a little rectangular piece of paper and write a chore down on it. Stick it to your board with a dollar bill or a pack of candy and kids can pick and choose which task/reward they would like. You can also use a piece of string with clothes pins!
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Lauryn Rescoe says
These are great activities to break the boredom! I homeschool my kids so I am always trying to come up with fun and educational things for us to do. 🙂