Have you heard about YES day? This cute book has taken Netlfix by storm with a new movie release starring Jennifer Garner. it recently became a popular topic in parenting media. We will also be making it an annual tradition and encourage other families to do it too:)
You can create your own Family day that your kids will enjoy more than Christmas, is even more fun than their birthday and they can eat more goodies than Halloween. The best part is that you can enjoy it as a family and create wonderful memories. If your family wants to get on board with this great tradition, here is a little help.
It all started with a cute little book Yes Day by Amy Krause Rosenthal.
How Does Yes Day Work?
Simple, Parents say Yes to everything that the kids ask for. Can we go to the Park? Yes!
Can we have donuts for breakfast? Yes! Can we create a slide down the stairs? Yes! Can we make cookies and eat the dough? Yes! Pizza for dinner? Absolutely!
Imagine the joy on their faces when you say Yes to everything! Everything?
Set Some Ground Rules
Well, in order for YES day to work, there needs to be some ground rules before you begin. Some families set dollar limits, distances to drive, and how much is too much junk food. These rules will make the Yes Day just a little bit better for everyone, and allow your kids to get creative within those boundaries.
Pick a day for YES day!
Once you have determined your rules and boundaries as parents, you can let the kids in on your plans. Choose a Yes date together, and mark it in your Family Organizer. We use Family Day as our Yes Day or you can choose any other day. Establish your budget, share your rules and let the kids plan the day. (because everything is a learning opportunity:)
Don’t forget to have them schedule out the activities on your Family Organizer, Morning, Afternoon and Evening so they are realistic about what can be done in one day. Half the fun is in the planning.
Here is an activity sheet to download for the kids to start planning their own Yes Day.