Monday, May 11, 2015

Fast & Simple Game To Improve Your Homeschool Day

Having one of those days?

Let's face it we all do!

You know the type of days I'm talking about.

Nothing is going to plan.

Not one person is co operating.

The school morning is quickly going to the pot.

You're about to pull your hair out, or worse let out a scream!

Or possibly for you, it's locking yourself in the bathroom and having a good cry.

Let me tell you I have been there on more than one occasion and I am quite certain I will be back there again sometime in the future.

However I did stumble on to one so very simple stress reliever and mood enhancer that works for each and every one of us.

And all you need is a simple balloon. Yes that's it a balloon. I now try to always keep a pack on hand.

When you feel as though your morning is beginning to spin out of control, but you don't really have the time or want to send everyone off outside.

Call a time out!

But not one where everyone gets sent off to their bedrooms for being "bad little children".

It's a time out for connecting or rather a time in!

Because there is no such thing as "bad little children". Clearly if the school morning is out of control there is something else going on. By creating a 'time in' environment you may just be able to get to the bottom of their troubles.

Grab a balloon, blow it up and play, "Keep The Balloon In The Air".

Within literally two minutes we are all laughing, smiling, hugging, yahooing and cheering each other on to keep that balloon in the air.

Having reconnected we are all so much brighter and fresher to tackle the mornings work ahead.

It really is that simple.

So add a bag of balloons to your grocery list for the next time you are having one of those mornings.

Do you have a go to, quick and easy 'pick me up' game or activity that you use to get your homeschool mornings back on track?

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Brandy said...

I love it!
Good mood enhancer & stress reliever. What is it about balloons that cause smiles and happiness.... from childhood to adulthood?

Sometimes when we are having those moments we go outside for 5-10 minutes and look for bugs, birds, look at clouds, or anything else that sparks an interest. Sometimes a simple race will do.
Thanks for sharing. I must go find some balloons now!
Brandy @ Our Thrifty Home

Ticia said...

You can never go wrong with a balloon.

Unknown said...

Love it :) Time-ins are awesome and much better idea than a Time-out for those situations!

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