National Moving Month, which falls in May, is a time when many families relocate to new homes. Moving can be an exciting adventure but it can also be a stressful and overwhelming experience for kids. Children may feel anxious about leaving their familiar surroundings & friends behind.
As a parent, it’s important to make the move pleasant for your kids. One way to do that is to keep them entertained during the move.
Here are some tips to help you keep your kids entertained during National Moving Month:
Moving can be chaotic, so it’s essential to plan ahead. Before moving, make a list of activities that your kids can do during the move.
Plan some things that will keep the kids entertained, such as coloring books, puzzles OR portable electronic devices.
Getting your kids involved in the moving process can make them feel like they are part of the team. Let them help with packing their belongings, such as clothes & toys.
You can also ask them to help label boxes OR to create a scavenger hunt game: to find items that need to be packed.
Create a special survival kit for each child to take with them. This kit can include their favorite snacks, toys, books & games.
You can also include a special note or small gift to remind them that you care about them.
Technology can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Load up your tablet OR phone with games, movies & TV shows that your kids enjoy.
You can also use apps to help them learn about their new city or neighborhood or make use of video chat to keep in touch with their friends.
Moving can be exhausting, so make sure to take breaks throughout the day.
You can also take breaks to explore your new city or visit local attractions.
Moving can be an opportunity to be creative with your kids. Encourage them to create art projects using materials that are readily available: such as, cardboard boxes and packing materials.
You can also use the move as an opportunity to create a scrapbook or memory box of the experience.
Moving can be stressful for everyone but it doesn’t have to be hectic experience for your kids.
By following the guidelines, you can keep your kids entertained & engaged during National Moving Month. Remember to stay positive and encourage your kids to embrace the adventure of moving to a new home.