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Summertime FUN for kids

Who is already tired of hearing I am bored… Or in the words of my 3 years old, “what are we doing after that?” I can definitely tell my kiddos are missing being with their friends on a regular basis, so I have tried to come up with activities and a summer routine that keeps them busy but also allows for them to entertain themselves a little.

So I thought I would share what our summer routine look like the days I am home with the kids:

  1. 6:15 am

My kids are up and ready for breakfast

  1. 7:00 am

I let Merritt watch Daniel the Tiger on PBS and I play with Clay Thomas on the porch

  1. 8:00 am

We all play together

  1. 9:00 am

Clay Thomas goes down for a morning nap and then Merritt and I either do a craft, play outside or do a learning activity. I highly recommend Tot Schooling for free learning resources. 

Once I get her going I pack lunches and clean up the kitchen from breakfast

  1. 11:00 am

Clay Thomas gets up from his nap and we get out of the hose for a couple of hours. We head to the park, pool or library depending on the weather.

  1. 1:30 pm

Both kids go down for a nap and that is when I catch up on work

  1. 3:00 pm

Kiddos start waking up and we head back outside to play until Nick gets home then I head in to cook dinner.

  1. 5:30 pm

We do dinner and play more as a family or do baths

  1. 6:30 pm

Clay Thomas goes to bed

  1. 7:30 pm

Merritt goes to bed. Nick cleans the kitchen while I start getting Merritt ready for bed. 

What does your summer schedule look like? How do you avoid the “I’m bored!?”

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