• Lauren Hendrick

Summer Routine Idea for Kids

Summer means no school for the kids, which means now they are always on your watch! It can be a struggle to keep them busy all day. Here is a schedule idea for kids who stay home over the summer. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent, nanny, or some form of guardian for children, this schedule could help you out!

8:00 a.m. – Wake up

8:15 a.m. – Eat breakfast. Depending on age, have them help take care of their dishes

9:00 a.m. – Get dressed, brush teeth and make beds

9:30 a.m. – Play time

10:00 a.m. – Activity outside: This could mean a yard game, going on a walk, bike-ride, pool time, or going to a park

11:30 a.m. – Lunch time. Depending on age, have them help take care of their dishes

Noon – Quiet time. This one also depends on age. Quiet time could mean nap time or a quiet activity (such as reading, movie, quiet play in room).

1:00 p.m. – Indoor activity. Crafts, baking, dinner prep, etc.

2:00 p.m. – Play outside or inside

3:00 p.m. – Snack time

Play until Dinner

5:00 p.m. – Clean up time. Any toys or messes outside or inside should be picked up

6:00 p.m. – Dinner time

After dinner is cleaned up, this is a great time for a family activity! Some ideas for this are: Go on a walk, movie-night, bike ride, etc.

8:00 p.m. Read books/story time

8:30 p.m. – Lights out! Enjoy the rest of your evening

This by no means is an article telling you this is the best options for your kids. Do what you think is best! Being a parent/guardian or a nanny is all about flexibility and knowing things don’t always go smoothly or the way you want them to. Give yourself grace! This is just a structure for you to start if wanted. Be creative, open-minded and have fun!

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