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It’s almost that time again. School will be a thing of the past, at least for the summer, and this year, you want the experience to be different. No more walking around the house saying, “I’m bored.” No more getting into trouble because there’s nothing else to do. No more whining, no more complaining.
Is such a thing possible?
Perhaps not completely, but there are some things you can do so soften the summer whines a bit.
- Get your children involved in camp, a new sport, or a summer field trip. Often, churches provide these services at a cheaper rate than you’ll see from businesses providing the same luxury.
- Make weekly trips to the library. Books are a great thing, especially in the summer when you can sit outside and take it all in.
- Go to the park. Take along a picnic.
- Purchase a new outdoor game such as badminton or crochet. Play it as a family or invite the neighbors.
- Put together a summer craft basket. Make some wonderful creations to give out to those you love.
- Limit television, electronic games; anything that keeps your children away from enjoying the beauties and freedom of summer.
- Give each of your children a section of the garden to be in charge of. That means they weed, water, and pretty much take care of their area.
- Visit the grandparents. Help them do yard work. Have a pizza party afterwards.
Keeping your children busy during the summer means more than static “electronic” zoning, it means keeping busy at learning and working and having fun.