How to Make the Move Fun for the Kids
Moving home is not always be the easiest task. Especially if you are a small or large family, with children running around and you are trying to get things done. Moving is not always the easiest experience for children, so why not make it a fun adventure?
- Play with the boxes
What child doesn’t love to play with a cardboard box? Turn it into a car, a castle, a cubby house, the possibilities are endless. At the new house, cut the box so that it lays as flat cardboard and let them paint!
- Don’t Rush too Much
When you rush through the move and make things too fast for children, it can be stressful for them also. Slow down, do things one at a time and make each task a fun thing for them to do. Why not ask them to roll things in newspaper for you? Get them to pick up empty papers and help out too.
- Eat Well and Often
Keeping children (and yourselves) well fed is probably one of the most important things during a move. Perhaps thinking ahead of the move and packing special treats for everyone is a good plan to keep everyone calm. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
Most importantly, if your children simply can’t handle the stress of the big day, why not ask a family member or friend to perhaps watch them for a few hours? Take them to the park or the beach and enjoy the day while you get the work done.
Lastly, enjoy it! You don’t move that often in your life, so let your children be part of the adventure and enjoy their new home (painting walls in the colour of their choice, or choosing which way their bed lays.)