INSIDE : Print out this helpful PDF Kids At Home for Summer Schedule for Elementary aged kids. This routine is life giving to bring a little summer order to your life, while still letting kids be kids and enjoy their summer break.
A few months ago, when the entire world was slowly getting closed down, I created a downloadable PDF Kids at Home Schedule. It was helpful to create a little order to our days before our local public school put a routine and plan into place for online learning.
Now that summer is officially here for my children, I am ready to get a little order into our summer days.
I love letting my children relax and enjoy their summer break from school. And especially after this school year, we all need some down time (hello 12+ weeks of staying at home!). However, the reality of life is that if I don’t put some kind of guideline in place, time will slip by and I will accidentally let my kids play hours of iPad without maybe even realizing it.
Are schedules helpful to children?
Schedules and routines, even if they are loosely followed are so helpful to my family. Do we sit there with a timer and make sure all these items are followed to perfection each day? Not at all.
Guidelines help direct our days.
The guidelines are just that. They help guide our days to be productive, fun, encourage creativity and imaginative play. If they get ample time outside running and creating, then yes – I am okay with them getting screen time. We all need some downtime now and again.
My children are 8 and 9 years old. They are old enough that they know to go look at this simple Summer routine chart and see what they should be doing and what is coming next. It’s helpful to me not to constantly be needing to guide them along – I am giving them the power and ability to manage their day in the confines of my bigger plan.
I also am then allowed to work for a chunk of the morning and then engage more with them in the afternoons. Do I still stop and answer their 100 questions, every single moment of the day – of course, yes. HA. #reality
We have found this easy summer schedule tool to be life giving for all of us!
Kids at Home Summer Plans :
I have created two Kids at Home Summer Plans. One has my exact time breakdowns and the other has a spot for you to fill in the time, so it works with your particular time schedule.
Also, included in this printable is a list of 30+ Imaginative Play ideas and a daily Activity Plan. Each day of the week, you can plan for activities that best fit your family. We are planning on doing Summer Brain Quest, a little bible lesson and Wednesday is our family SCREEN FREE day (whoop whoop)!
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