Stop summer slide and still enjoy a relaxed, fun summer with the kids. Get a free printable to remind them what chores need to be done each day.
If they aren’t already, the kids will be out of school SOON!
Are you ready?
While I do want my kids to have a little break and enjoy a laid back summer, I don’t want them to pack up their brains and put them away for three months.
So I’ve come up with a simple routine that should help. Before we get to the good stuff each day, my kids will need to put some time in doing their “summer chores.”
Stop Summer Slide with These Easy Daily Chores for Kids
Now I’m not getting crazy, I just want them to do a few structured activities each morning before the summertime fun takes over. Things to help them be responsible, keep their mind growing, and stop summer slide. Chores like making their beds, straightening their rooms, doing a daily learning activity in their workbooks, and reading for at least fifteen minutes are all that I ask.
I’ve even made a fun printable to put on their doors to remind them what needs to be done each day.
As you can see in the printable, I’d like for the kids to complete a daily learning activity. Over the years I’ve used quite a few workbooks, but I’ve read some great reviews on the Summer Brain Quest series, so that’s what we’ll be using this year.
They look super fun and I like the way the kids are guided through the workbook activities using a map. As they complete activities, they’ll earn stickers to track progress on the map.
The workbook is jam-packed with curriculum-based exercises, bonus challenges, outside activities, over 150 stickers, a summer reading list, and a Brain Quest mini deck. Summer Brain Quest workbook activities include core concepts in English language arts, math, science, and social studies to keep essential skills sharp all summer.
I think my kids will love working through their “maps!”
Hopefully by adding just a few structured tasks to my kids’ summer days I’ll keep their minds growing and ready for when those school bells are ringing again in the fall.