Planning out what you are going to do with your kids each season can be a stressful task. It’s much more simple to just stay inside when it is hot or cold out. When it’s raining we usually just rush to and from the house and the car with the kids. Not wanting to get to wet. But it’s important to let your kids enjoy every season and what it brings. Get your free printable bucket list for each season from the Resource Library
If you think back to your childhood I am sure you remember things that you did every. single. year. with your family. You probably loved some, and maybe not so much with others. But they were your traditions.
When I was young, before my Grandma passed away, we would ALWAYS go to her house for Christmas. My Papa had a miniature town that he set up that I loved to play with. And the entire family would all go to their house on Christmas Eve. All the cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone. It was great. We all opened gifts and ate a big dinner.
I also remember us all getting together a few days earlier and baking an obscene number of Christmas cookies. All the kinds you can imagine. So many cookies that all the dough had to be made ahead of time. And then we would ALL cook for the ENTIRE day in order to get it done. There were sugar cookies to paint and all the grandkids would sit at the large dining room table and paint for hours.
It was great.
I also remember how every time it rained their dead-end road would flood and we would roll up our pant legs and go walk through the knee-high water at the end of the street and play.
Taking the time to build traditions around holidays and throughout all the season is a great thing you can do for your kids. Because they will always have the memories that come with them.
Give Your Kids Activities to Look Forward to Every Season
Knowing what the plan is every year gives kids a sense of security. Of course, you can do all kinds of little activities each year and they can be different. But knowing that in the winter you always go sledding and drive around looking at lights on the way home, feels safe. And it is enjoyable family time they know they will get every winter.
Put on the sprinkler and run around the yard every summer. Find a field of flowers to run through every spring. Rake a HUGE pile of leaves and jump into it every fall.
Teach your kids to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities in every season. And give them fun activities to look forward to in every season.
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