Creating a summer routine is the perfect way to actually get things done, plus keep the kids entertained! But where do you even start? Creating routines for moms can be a challenge, and even more so when you try to get the whole family involved.
Use these routine templates, tips, and tricks to create a summer routine that helps everyone in your house!
Why Creating a Routine is Important for Summer
The summer is a time for relaxing and taking it easy. But even when we are resting, our bodies are still working hard to keep us healthy and happy. Creating a routine for the summer can help you stay on track with your health goals, in addition to helping your family stay active (and productive) during the warm weather.
A routine helps break down the day into manageable chunks of time that make it easier to get through. A summer routine should be designed to help you stay on top of your health goals while still having some fun in the sun!
Here are some ideas for creating your own healthy summer routine:
– Plan for at least 8 hours of sleep a night
– Spend at least 30 minutes outside every day
– Take part in aerobic activities 2-3x per week
How do I put my child on a summer schedule?
The summer schedule is a time of freedom. It is a time when we get to do the things that we don’t have enough time for during the school year.
But with that freedom comes responsibility. Kids need to be occupied and entertained, but it’s not always easy to find ways to keep them on a summer schedule, especially if you have planned vacations, summer school, or other possible changes to your typical schedule.
Here’s how to decide if your kids need a summer routine.
What Should be Included in a Summer Routine?
Once you’ve decided whether your kids need a summer routine, here’s how to set up the best routine for your kids this summer.
Make sure your children have summer chores for kids to stay entertained and productive, without trashing your house during the summer holidays (just in case, here’s how to keep your home clean during the summer).
Follow These 3 Steps to Create Your Own Routine
- Take inventory of your free time and commitments.
- Are you going on vacation?
- Do you still need to work this summer?
- Do your kids need to attend summer school?
- Are there any fun activities that you’d like to do this summer?
- How old are your kids, and do they need to follow a certain schedule (early bedtime, nap times, nursing schedule, etc.)?
- Plan ahead with a checklist or calendar outline of tasks and activities (use the Systems to Organize Summer to create your summer planner and stay organized with kids’ chore charts and activities).
- Analyze your routine weekly to see what needs improvement.
If you’re looking to transition your kids to a new routine for the summer, check out these tips and summer routine ideas:
- Daily Routines and Summer Vacation
- Tips for Building a Summer Daily Routine for Kids
- How to Have the Best Summer
- Summer Night Routine
- Summer morning routine for kids
- The Easiest Way to Make a Morning Routine for Summer
- Summer schedules for stay-at-home-moms
How do I help my child learn in the summer?
Summer school is a great way for your child to improve in subjects they may need help with. The summer months are also an opportunity to spend more time with your child and to have fun as a family.
A big consideration is getting your child on a schedule for the day. You want to make sure that they are not spending their entire summer sleeping in, eating junk food all day, or watching TV.
Here are some ideas to create summer schedules that help your kids continue learning, even while school is no longer in session:
Summer Activities to Entertain Your Kids – Plan a few days each week with different activities for your kiddos to do during the daytime hours such as playing sports, going swimming, or doing arts and crafts projects.
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Also, these mess-free summer activities for kids are great activities to do if you’re trying to keep the kids busy while still keeping the house clean. 😉
If your child needs to attend summer school to catch up on school subjects, here’s how to build a summer school morning routine so you can still make the most of your warm weather days.
These summer schedules for preschoolers at home are great ways to keep your younger kiddos active, even when preschool is closed for the summer.