Very soon our kids are out of school for the summer. To them it is ten weeks of freedom, fun and lots of great things to do. Right? Right! For Moms & Dads, well maybe a little apprehension as we juggle schedules and try to keep kids busy & still maintain some sort of schedule? It is possible. Here’s a few tips from Murphee to make make this summer one to remember.
1st tip – Create a Summer Calendar with them. Mark off any vacation time with family, weekends with grandma & grandpa and any other overnight trips. We love the magnetic calendar from Melissa & Doug or you can use a couple sheets of poster board. Make them fun, colorful and easy to countdown the days & time till the next event.
2nd tip – Every week could be built around a theme. Make it fun and something the whole family will enjoy like Flag Day, Father’s Day, the 4th of July…. A weekly theme includes an outing, family dinner and don’t forget a family fun night doing a craft or playing a game together. Game night can include your theme (need a few suggestions come visit Murphee & her team of toy experts).
3rd tip – Share with friends. You never know who might want to join you on your outing to the zoo or to celebrate a week of mommy and me activities. Better yet, call the parents of two of your kid’s best friends and see if they would like to do a sleepover night. Your house one month and rotate for three months. (That will give you two nights all to yourself this summer.) Plan an early day outing and make the slumber over from 10 am till 10 am. (Bonus – that’s like a day off and a night!)
Murphee can help you come up with some really fun & cool ideas for fun-filled weeks like a week filled with music. One day at the MIM – Musical Instrument Museum which is such an incredible outing and then one day special meals for all…
Plan a little Old School – music lessons with their favorite instrument or
Plan a little New School – Murphee’s newest set of drums & piano
Drop in and visit Murphee & McGuire for more ideas for your calendar. Summer is almost here!