Make Moving Fun for Your Kids
How to Make Your Move Easier on the Kids
If you're like most parents, the thought of moving your kids across town (or even across the country) is daunting. You worry about how they'll handle the change, whether they'll make new friends, and how they'll be able to adjust to their new home. But with a little bit of planning and creativity, you can get the kids in on the moving fun and make the process easier for them in the process.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Get the kids involved.
Start off by giving the kids some markers and crayons to decorate a few boxes. This will keep them occupied for a while and help them feel like they are contributing.
When it comes time to pack, give them each a box and let them fill it with a few of their favorite things from their room. This will help them feel like they're in control of the situation and make the move less scary for them.
Make a game out of it.
See who can pack up their room the fastest or have a race to see who can (carefully) carry the most boxes. You can also turn packing into a treasure hunt! Hide things around the house for them to find and place into boxes.
Make your first night memorable.
Have a picnic in your new home on the first night! Set up some sleeping bags in the living room, eat their favorite take-out, and share your favorite parts of the moving day.
Doing things like this will help your kids to see moving as an exciting new adventure instead of a scary transition. So get creative and have fun! Moving doesn't have to be a drag.
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