Summer break is approaching and you are going to have your kids at home all day long which means you have to hear endless complains, clean the house twice or even thrice a day and have to look after them while they play so that they may not hurt themselves or worse, hurt others. On the other hand, you cannot even blame your kids because it’s the only time of the year they get a chance to get away from their exhausting school curriculum and it would sound very rude to prevent them from enjoying every bit of their vacation. However, with the help of the following tips, you can make this vacation a fun – both for your kids and yourself:
- Give minor chores to your kids
Kids find it very hard to wake up early during vacations unless they don’t have anything important to do. So, give them a schedule involving some minor household chores and promise them some simple rewards if they can follow the schedule successfully. After hearing about the rewards they will become excited and will do everything without complaining because for a kid, there is nothing as awesome as earning a reward.
- Insist them for physical exercise
In this age of internet, videogames and numerous cartoon channels, it has become difficult for parents to get their kids out of the house and engage them in real games. So, during vacation make your kids go out of the house even if they protest and make them play with other kids or at least get an hour’s physical workout every day.
- Engage the in activities other than studying
While in school, you encourage your kids to pay more attention in study in order to earn higher grades. However, during vacation, you can encourage them to take up their hobbies like singing, dancing, painting, handcrafting etc seriously. Engage them in learning the things they like and you will not even realize when the vacation is over.
- Encourage your kids to invite their friends
When kids start going to school, half of their life begins to revolve around their friends and so, you can make their vacation even more fun if you allow your kids to invite their friends for the day or for sleepovers. However, when they are with their friends, do not interfere by constantly hanging around them and allow them to enjoy the time, as they like.
- Engage your kids in recycled DIY projects
If you have a creative mind and have tons of junks lying around in your garage then you can easily inspire your kids to create objects out of recycled materials with their own hand. Just give them the instructions and they will instantly get to work in building whatever you want because kids love to build objects no matter how silly they might look.