Looking to create a simple summer morning routine for your family? While it’s summertime, kids thrive on routine. Here’s how to have the best of both worlds.
Summer is a time where many people take the opportunity to get out of their daily routine.
It is a time for relaxation, exploring, and experiencing new things.
But what does it mean for your morning routine? Let’s find out!
How Do I Put My Child on a Summer Schedule?
We know that children thrive on having a routine. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children do best when routines are regular, predictable, and consistent.”
But it’s summertime. How do I figure out a summer schedule to give my child a routine, but also enjoy the simplicity of summer?
The key is flexibility.
Make a List of Things That Need to Happen During the Day
- Get out of bed.
- Get dressed
- Eat Breakfast.
- Brush Teeth
- Make Bed.
- Do chores.
- Play outside.
- Summer Work.
Simple Summer Morning Routine for Kids
Once you have your list of things that need to happen daily, you can assign a time to them or keep it fluid. These things need to happen before we do whatever it is we’re doing that day.
With older kids, it’s summer, so if they want to sleep in, we let them sleep. But they know when they wake up, they have work to get done.
Make sure that you plan some days that are ‘lazy’ so that you do not waste time because of no routine. The best way to start a morning routine in the summer is for you and your family to talk together about it. One way to get the kids on board with a new routine is to make them feel like they helped plan it.
Offer them a chance to say what they want in the morning. What would their ideal day look like?
You can also ask them about what they would like to do on the weekends and then include that in your morning routine.
Another great way for a new summer routine is with breakfast. What time do they want to wake up, what activities do they want to do?
You can also talk about including some educational activities. You can make a list of ideas and decide which ones will help with each person’s routine.
Remember, to make sure kids get enough sleep, limit screen time after 9 pm.
A morning routine for kids in the summer will help set your family up for a fun and productive day.
Morning Routine for Summer for Moms
Some moms have trouble finding a routine with their kids home during the summer. It can be hard to get up and do things in the morning when school is out and no such routine in place.
FInding some type of routine for your mornings isn’t imposible.
Add in Some Lazy Days of Summer
By adding in some lazy days of summer, you can rest and enjoy those slow days of summer.
Get up 30 Minutes Earlier
If you are struggling to get things done in the morning before the kids wake up, set your alarm to get up 30 minutes earlier.
You can also set a rule that the kids can not come out of their bedrooms for breakfast until a certain time, (affiliate link) this clock is perfect to train them to do this. This will allow you time to regroup and set your intentions for the day.
Exercise First Thing in The Morning
When I created my morning routine and shared it, one of the things people said was that exercise in the morning helped them wake up and get the day started on the right foot.
Prepare the Night Before
Have easy snacks and breakfast foods prepared to last through lunchtime. Meal planning is key to a less stressful summer schedule.
Write down what needs to get done each day on a list. Plan your morning activities from that list so you don’t get sidetracked and forget something.
It may seem like a lot of work to maintain summer morning routines with kids, but it is worth the effort. Especially if you want them to have long-term success in school and life. We hope these tips will help your family start their mornings off on the right foot this summer!