Parents, as you know, parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic is not for the faint of heart. You got through a surprise semester of homeschooling and now it’s summer. What a relief, right? Maybe not.
Perhaps you had a family trip planned and you had to cancel, or you don’t feel comfortable sending your child to summer camp. The grandparents can’t come to visit and air travel is not an option for most of us right now. This has probably left everyone in the family disappointed, frustrated, and wondering what to do now. Not to mention if you hear the words I’m bored one more time, you really might lose it.
While I believe boredom is good for kids, and I’ve written about that before, after several months at home as a family, planning a few local outdoor activities this summer could be crucial to everyone’s sanity.
This month I’m posing a series of challenges to keep you and your kids engaged during these long summer days. This week’s challenge? A Summer Activity Challenge. A little thought and planning will go a long way for this challenge,
We grow so accustomed to where we live, we often miss the opportunities for activities right around us: lakes, parks, nature trails.