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Mission Grit: A Better Way to Spend Your No-school Days Staying Busy and Entertained

With schools closed and many parents working from home, it can be a challenge to keep kids occupied. Here are some tips from Mission Grit on how to make the most of your no-school days.

Get outside!

Just about everyone can benefit from spending some time outdoors. fresh air and exercise are great for both body and mind. Taking a brisk walk, going for a bike ride, or playing in the backyard are all excellent ways to get some fresh air and get your heart pumping. Just a few minutes of fresh air and physical activity can help to improve energy levels, mood, and concentration. Not to mention, it's a great way to reduce stress and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So next time you're feeling sluggish or stressed, head outside for a breath of fresh air. You just might be surprised at how much better you feel afterward.

Get organized!

Children's bedrooms can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. As a result, it can be difficult for kids to find things when they need them. A great way to help kids keep their bedrooms tidy is to encourage them to regularly clean out their closets, toy boxes, and desks. This will not only give them a sense of accomplishment, but it will also help them find things more easily when they need them. Additionally, it will teach them the importance of regular cleaning and organization. So the next time your kids complain about not being able to find their favorite toy, tell them it's time to clean out their room!

Learn something new!

Now that many of us are spending more time at home, it's a great opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby together. Whether you cook a new dish, start a garden, or build a model airplane, there are plenty of ways to get creative and have fun while learning something new. And who knows - you might just find that you have a hidden talent for something! So go ahead and give it a try - you might be surprised at what you can achieve.

Be creative!

As any parent knows, kids are full of energy and creativity. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know how to channel that energy in a constructive way. One great option is to encourage your kids to express themselves through art. Painting, drawing, and writing are all great ways for kids to explore their imaginations. And if you provide some simple materials like paper, crayons, and markers, they can get started right away. Additionally, encourage them to put on a play for the family using everyday household items as props. This is a great way for them to practice their creative and performing skills. Ultimately, by encouraging your kids to express themselves through art, you’ll help them develop into well-rounded and creative individuals.

Help out around the house!

Many parents find themselves struggling to keep up with the never-ending list of chores. Between work, soccer practice, and piano lessons, it can be hard to find time to vacuum the floors or do the laundry. One solution is to involve your children in these household tasks. Not only will this teach them valuable life skills, but it will also help them to get things done more quickly. Assigning each child a specific chore will help to ensure that all of the tasks get completed. You may also want to offer an incentive for completing their chores, such as allowance or extra screen time. involving your kids in housework may take some initial effort, but it will pay off in the long run.

No-school days don't have to be all about vegging out in front of the TV or scrolling through social media apps on your phone. By getting outside, getting organized, learning something new, being creative, and helping out around the house, you can make the most of your time at home with your kids while also teaching them valuable life skills.


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