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Keeping Kids Busy After School
We start school soon, almost too soon, and we are pumped about our return to a normal routine. Keeping kids busy is important and I have a few ideas to help you transform your home into the perfect after school space. From creative games to snacks, there is something for everyone!
Ideas for After School
Snack time! Stock a snack cart with all your favorites. Welch’s® Fruit Snacks are an easy way to have grab-and-go snacks for the afternoon. A snack cart makes it faster, so my son knows what his options are and can reach for what he needs.
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Creative supplies. Don’t forget the “fun” school supplies when you shop! Coloring books, crayons, markers, construction paper, and even colorful pens can make your after-school adventures vibrant. One way that my son likes to relax after school is with a coloring book and a rainbow marker. Whatever works to stimulate his mind!
Interactive games. If you are home with your children after school, playing a quick game can help with that after school slump. My son obviously doesn’t nap after school, and he has a TON of energy. I don’t want him to indulge in too much screen time, so we turn to games like Memory, I Spy, or even a board game.
Journaling. Beyond coloring books, a simple spiral notebook becomes my son’s daily journal after school. Write down highlights of the day, draw a picture, or even use an instant camera to print out a photo from the day. My son loves our instant camera and printer!
Turn on the music! We have a karaoke machine and my son likes to have fun after school for a song or two. Sometimes you just have to let the energy out!
While there is homework to be done after school, a quick thirty-minute “fun” session is just what we need to use all that energy! If your child is anything like mine, he needs a quick snack and a dance party to get ready for the rest of the day. I hope these tips help you conquer the school year blues – let’s have more fun and creativity this year!