I am a WOHM on maternity leave, but I have preschool-aged children. We cut their day care days down, and the first few weeks, they would get really bored at home. After getting a little sleep and thinking more clearly, I borrowed the day care schedule for the mornings we stayed home, and things got much, much better. A craft project (Target has a whole bunch of $2-$5 craft projects), story time, snack, go outside. Afternoons have been more free play or playdates or going out, but mornings i had to keep the routine similar or else the whole day would get off to a bad start.
Have a great summer!
When my boys were that young we did not do any camps either. We were also renovating our house and I was a newly sahp. I did long road trips.
I drove to my parents in NC for a week. Then we went to family in CT and NJ for almost two weeks. Then after a bit we went back to my parents for another week. In the in between time, we spent ALOT of time at the pool. They had swim lessons every day for two or four weeks (can't remember). I also took them to museums, zoo and other parks- a few every week. I learned where all the really good playgrounds were and we explored different ones all summer. The library had weekly things for their age groups and I signed up for every one.
I am a little confused because I thought your children were older. But I may be mixing you up[ with another poster with a similar name.
Most of the VBS programs around here start at 3 or 4 years.
Most of the VBS programs around here have moved to evenings, 2-3 hours a night for a week.
unless they are sleeping 12+ hours overnight,
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I've been the VBS director for my church for the past two summers. We use a multi-age curriculum, but do not allow children under 4 to participate unless they have a parent or other family member over the age of 18 participating with them.
Unless there's a separate preschool curriculum (they do exist, but