CafeMoms are always asking for ways to get their kids to talk to them, so we're helping out with a weekly dinner conversation-starter.
This week's topic:
Summer To-Do Lists
Summer days can sometimes seem looooong and dull—especially school-aged kids and tweens who aren't involved in organized daily activities but are too young for a summer job.
Head off summer boredom by suggesting activities and events your kids can do by themselves. If you plan ahead and get your kids excited about a "Summer To-Do List" before the tedium sets in, you may never here "I'm bored!" again.
Here are some suggestions from CafeMoms for summer activities that kids can do on their own:
- Caitzrawks suggested checking the local library for summer reading groups and movie series.
- Kustomkrochet's idea is to get kids involved in crafts or hobbies—clay, yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook, cross stitching, a bug catcher, an aquarium with fish, etc.
- Momjs said her 8-year-old entertains herself by playing dress-up and having a fashion show.
- Writeon encourages her son to make plans with friends from school or from the neighborhood.
- Lesli shared that her imaginative 10-year-old daughter is writing a play.
- Cafe Sheri suggests really creative ways kids can avoid summer brain drain including creating an at-home cooking class or turning your backyard into a science lab.
What activities are on your kids' "Summer To-Do List?"