Here in the South, we are officially in the dog days of summer. It is hot, and the kids have been home for a solid month now. There are a few ways to make sure your home is safe from the summer time blues.
Create a craft zone for the kids.
A craft zone doesn’t require remodeling, or lots of space and money. Simply gather all the kids’ art supplies (play doh, markers, extra paper, activity books, etc.) and organize it all in one convenient area. Mount some storage containers to the wall, and add some wire or a cork board above for the kids to display their masterpieces.
Create a landing zone for water play necessities.
If there’s not a designated place for wet swimsuits and towels, kids will probably throw them in the floor. Install hooks to create your own “drop zone” in the mudroom or in the garage.
Create a snack station.
During the summer, kids tend to complain that they’re bored or hungry. Keep your pantry and fridge stocked with their favorite healthy snacks. Place cheese sticks, individual bags of pre-washed grapes, and yogurt cups in a plastic storage bin on a lower shelf in the fridge so kids can easily access it themselves. Add granola bars, crackers, and individual bags of nuts in a storage bin on the lower shelf of a pantry or cabinet.
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