The is a sponsored post in partnership with The Little Gym and The Motherhood.
The kids have been out of school for a few weeks now and the excitement of sleeping a little later and no homework has started to loose its luster, who am I kidding, they are loving every second of it! But as a mom you can recognize how important it is to keep their minds and their bodies active over these months while schools is out of session. I’ve been thinking of all the great ways to keep them busy and having fun. So we made a bucket list of sorts, but called it our Summer Adventure List. So many fun things are on it and a few are just mom ones that I stuck in there because.
Make A Summer Adventure List: Let the kiddos have some freedom in determining what they would like to work or do this Summer. You can even give them some guidance on a goal they can add to their list. The list can have places they’d like to visit, events to attend, places to eat, crafts to make and something they want to learn to do. Since we visit the library every week and love to read before bed, we made one of our goals to read 100 books this Summer. I even came up with a fun craft to keep track! You can download this FREE Summer Adventure List Template at the bottom of this post!
Keep a Daily Schedule: Each morning we take care of the everyday stuff, things like making your bed, getting dressed, eating breakfast and brushing your teeth. Those are absolute musts for all of us with the exception of our rare day that we plan to stay home in which case PJs become suitable attire till a little later in the day. Once these items are done there are a few things that have to happen before screen time is allowed. For us that is read 1 book and add a link to our paper chain tracker, play outside for 10 minutes and clean up one thing around the house. At that point he is allowed to have his tablet and work on a education program or watch a mom approved show for up to an hour.
Sign up for a physical activity: It’s wicked hot here in the Summer so I elect for an indoor activity. I want the kids to stay active so something where the are moving a lot is ideal. We visited our local The Little Gym to try out their complimentary class. It was so easy to sign up for and then all we had to do was sign up at our chosen time. The Little Gym offers Parent/Child classes, Gymnastics, Dance, and Sports Prep and are for kids 4 months thru 12 years! We attended the gymnastics class because John is all about the somersaults right now and I thought he would enjoy it best. The kids had a blast dancing to music, working on their balance and going through a circuit of gymnastic skills. All of the children in his class were having a great time and laughing for the full hour! You can tell that their approach of educational, movement based classes is enjoyed by everyone. So check out The Little Gym online and sign up for your complimentary class, I promise your kiddo is going to love it!