The Easter holidays are looming and for many adoptive families that can mean extra dysregulation due to being out of the term-time routines. Enter my free Easter holiday printables to help with predictability and regulation, including a new ‘getting ready’ sheet for nag-free, meltdown-free transitions (we can but try).
The holiday schedule
Regular readers will have seen my holiday schedule before. This holiday’s schedule is much the same as usual, and you can grab a blank version (with just the dates on) here. Just fill it in with your own plans for the holidays, print and distribute to your children (I usually put a few extra up around the house for good measure).
The ‘getting ready’ printable checklist
This is the new and exciting one. (I use the term ‘exciting’ quite loosely – I’m an adoptive mum, I don’t get out much! 😉 )
Our children have always struggled with transitions, and for this holiday I’m trying out a new resource – a ‘getting ready’ sheet to laminate and fill in with a dry-wipe pen. Telling the time can also be a bit of a struggle, so I’ve included blank clock faces to draw in, too. The plan is that this will reduce the need for nagging (we can but hope) and give them something more tangible to help them navigate the getting-ready process.
To get hold of this free download, just click here to join the Adoptive Parents’ Self-Care Club and it’ll be in your inbox before you can say ‘no school runs for a fortnight’. Hooray!
I’d love to hear how these resources work for you, and if there are others you’re using, can’t find, or would like to try. (Don’t forget I have more resources available free here.)