Summer is coming to an end and many of our kids have already gone back to school. Summer time is pretty relaxed and bedtime over the past few months has gradually gotten to be later and later. This is fine if you've got no where to be in the morning, but I've got a second grader and a preschooler who need to get back into the habit of regular bedtimes. I've been trying to gradually make their bedtime earlier, but it hasn't worked.
Here's 3 ways we were able to wear out these girls a bit before bedtime - and 2 more ways we have yet to try.
1. Sack Races
2. Crab Races
3. Target Toss
These last two we didn't have time yet to try out with our girls -
4. 3-legged Race
Now, this one is tricky but is so much fun and so good for coordination. You just need a rope or tie of some sort to tie each team together at the leg and you are ready to go.
5. Wheelbarrow Race
I really wish we had time for this one also. I'm not sure how far the kids would have been able to go, but it would have been good for some laughs I'm sure. If you've never done this, here's how you do it: Two people pair up and one is the wheelbarrow and the other is the "pusher". The wheelbarrow person gets on their hands and feet facing the ground and the pusher holds onto the wheelbarrow's feet. The wheelbarrow has to walk with their hands to the finish line while the pusher walks behind them holding their feet.