Transcript for How to keep your kids busy during the long summer vacation
?????? Welcome back in today's weekend download, school is out and the kids are whining I'm bored. Joining us with ideas on how to keep them busy during the long summer vacation is ABC's travel and lifestyle editor Genevieve Shaw brown. Genevieve, thanks for being here. I long for saying I'm bored, right? You know, I would love that relaxation time but the kids, they seem unable to entertain themselves. What do we do? So, I've got you covered. What you need is a bored jar. It's simply a jar. You put in slips of paper with preprinted ideas on them and we found an adorable one on homeschoolon.com. You can go with their ideas like make a fort. Have a dance party or come up with your own. But here's the deal, there are chores involved so the anticipation level of picking from this jar is pretty high. Oh, good, so sometimes you can get a chore out of it. Exactly. That's the punishment for the "B" word being used. Everything turns into a dance party at my house somehow. Let's talk about those things that you've always wanted to do but you've never been able to get to them. That's your summer bucket list. You can make one and it's fun to come up with ideas of things you want to accomplish. Lots of great ideas on Pinterest. Some popsicle sticks. Markers or use clothespins, one at penny pincher mom and take them off as you accomplish them. Watching TV, though, it always seems to be the fallback. How do you convince your kids to put down the device and go outside. Give the phone a use other than apps this summer and give yourself a break from your phone too. Hand it over, send the kids on a nature photo scavenger hunt and give them 10 to 15 ideas of things they can find in nature, and there's a really cute one at stay at home mum that you can also download, but we've got all these ideas are on goodmorningamerica.com. The staff investigator hunt. I'm going to put my kids to work today. Genevieve, thank you.
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