Fun activities for you and your elementary school child.
Make tonight a "no cell phone or tablet" night with your family. Ask your child to help select other games or stories and spend quality time with them.
Visit the library with your child. Encourage them to borrow books about a different country or culture.
Teach your child about the importance of preserving nature. Show them how to recycle items like paper, glass and aluminum. You can also take part in a composting program if it's available in your neighborhood.
Ask your child to help make lunch today. You can eat together after a hike or walk in the park.
Make car trips with your child fun. Ask them to point out interesting license plates, billboards and signs.
While on break, help your child make a "countdown to school" calendar. Ask them to cross off each day at bedtime. and figure out what they'd like to accomplish before classes resume.
Encourage your child to make a to-do list today. Help them make a list of things they would like to accomplish tomorrow, then check the items once completed.
Suggest that your child write a poem to express their feelings today. If they prefer, they can write a letter to a friend to mail or deliver at school.
Encourage your child to make journal entries and keep track of their experiences in a new class or extracurricular activity.
Help boost your child's self-esteem. Take pride in their achievements and tell them you love them today and every day.