School is almost out for a lot of kids across the country, and while they may be excited, the end of the school year brings added stress to moms out there.
A new survey of moms with kids five to 12 finds:
- 59% struggle planning summer activities to keep their kids busy and entertained.
- Among the major obstacles:
- 46% say it’s a challenge to find both outdoor and indoor activities that will keep kids entertained for long periods of time.
- 43% have a hard time getting their kids into activities due to high demand.
- 42% struggle finding new ideas for things to do, so it’s not the same every year.
- 47% of parents are actually happy about summer, while 45% say they are excited.
- But 53% admit it’s challenging to find family friendly summer activities for the weekends.
- But even with all that, 70% of moms do look forward to the end of school and having their kids home for the summer.
- 62% mark the end of the school year with certain traditions.
- Some of those traditions include:
Making a photo of my kid(s) at the end of each grade they finish (50%)
- Burning old homework, schoolwork or workbooks (49%)
- Writing “thank you” notes to their teachers (48%)
- Storing all school-related items in their closets (46%)
- Getting ice cream (43%)
- Decorating the sidewalk with chalk art (40%)
- Throwing a party (38%)
Source: SWNS Digital