Guess what? It's not really your job to entertain your kids.
You are responsible for keeping them safe and healthy. You need to care for their needs emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. You need to guide them and discipline them.
But you do not need to entertain them.
Here are some ideas for guiding them on spending their time well:
Set up Daily Household or Personal Chores for them to do that are age appropriate and easily accomplished in a 15-30 minute time frame. Here are a few examples:
- making their beds
- brushing teeth
- emptying the trash
- emptying/loading the dishwasher
- picking up their rooms
- here's a link for more ideas: Age Appropriate Chores
Set up a routine for Seasonal Tasks for after personal chores are done. This is what I mean:
- During the school year, all school aged kids have school work to do, whether from a homeschool model or traditional going to school model, or distance learning model. Help them get set...