Decided to have our summer be fun but also a good opportunity to reset how we do things at home.
I leveraged some powerpoint skills to create a summer rules/chore list. Here is how it works: Summer Rules and Chores
How to use the template:
- Edit to suit your kids (one per kid)
- Print and laminate it
- Everyday check the boxes of what they have done and wipe clean in the morning
Summer rules – in order to get access to screen the next day you have to do everything on the summer rules list. Goal to create some good habits during a time when we don’t feel as rushed with all the school activities. Hope is to create some good muscle memory. Small note: if kids have a sport type camp that will count to doing exercise, if they have a playdate it will count towards do something creative.
Chores – good opportunity to give the kids some responsibilities and to earn money. Set some chores and use the blank ones to have the kids come up with their own.
Summer reading challenge (https://everyday-reading.com/summer-reading-chart-printable/)
I am always looking for ways to promote more reading this chart is a fun way to get them to visualize how much they are reading with some fun ways to change up how they are reading