How to Keep a 5 Year Old Busy All Summer
- Teach them how to help around the house (more). Taking out the trash, feeding the dog, emptying the dishwasher, fixing sandwiches to help at lunch. These are all things our 5 year old can do. Some with more supervision and help than others, but it’s about learning the process and learning to serve.
- Make everyday stuff fun. Have a water gun fight in the kitchen prior to mopping up. The floor is already wet and you have made a memory. Have a race to see who can pull the most weeds in the garden in a minute.
- Buy LEGOs. No, really. This set of castle and dragons and this LEGO Education set of historical and fantasy mini-figures keeps Mr. T and Mr. F busy for hours without a TV, without a ton of bickering, and without me having to hover around them trying to “keep them busy and out of mischief”.
- Use your “school” break to learn something your child wants to learn. Ant farms, butterfly gardens, interest based unit studies, volunteer opportunities, and more are all ways to keep your child busy and having fun without having to worry about a ton of back sliding because their growing brains are still engaged.
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