scheduling helps take the WHINE out of the WHETHER....whether or not kids can watch mindless tv and play addicting video games ad infinitum....they know what's expected and can use their scheduled time for creative play, age appropriate chores, etc.
Summer Activity Jar - Have the kids write down what they would like to do over the summer & put them in the jar. Each night have kids take turns pulling an idea out of the jar for the next day. AWESOME IDEA!!! My kids are going to LOVE this!!!