“Game plan” means a strategy for how you are going to accomplish something. In the case of keeping kids from getting bored and/or into trouble, the best way to prevent it is to keep them busy with safe, fun activities. When there are days home from school, letting kids sit around watching TV or play video games is not the best use of their time. Providing fun alternatives will make it much easier to pull them away from the screen.
You need to make a plan of what you will do with them each day and prepare for that. Planning is very important. You don’t want to tell them you are going some place fun, only to arrive there and see they are not open that day or you needed to bring something and you don’t have it.
If your plan includes a craft or cooking project, make sure you have:
- all the ingredients/supplies
If your plan includes an outing to someplace fun, figure out:
- How will you get there?
- When you should leave?
- How much it will cost?
- What will you do for lunch?
Use some of these online resources to find activities and recipes:
- Our Cluster March & April Activity Calendars
- Au Pair in America Pinterest Pinboards
Have a wonderful Spring Break!