A Music Playlist to Get Your Kids Up and Going
Updated: Feb 18
Just like all of you have I have tried numerous things to get your kids up and doing the simple list of
things you would like your kids to do. They, on the other hand, find the same list to be painful and arduous. I have a fun tip for you that may work longer than others.
Here is what you do. You create a playlist that will last about 10-30 minutes depending on how much they have to accomplish in the morning. Then you tell your kids that they need to get up and finish all of their morning tasks when they hear the music in the morning. For my kids, it was get up, make beds, get dressed and brush teeth. then they had to take care of their animals, and check
their zones inside the house. My kids knew that Louis Armstrongs "What A Wonderful World" was the last song on the list. So when they heard it thy knew that they needed to hurry up if they were not done yet. When finishing done on time would determine if they had earned their extra privileges later that day or at the end of the week. Or sometimes it equaled how much time they would get to use for their little bit of video game time at the end of the week.
So here is our morning song list
About 30 minutes long
Lost Boys - Ruth B
Oh What a Beautiful Morning - Gordon MacRea
Good Morning - From Singing in the Rain
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Julie Andrews
To the Sky - Owl City
Firework - Katy Perry
1,234 - Plain White T's
Seize the Day - From Newsies
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What songs would you add to a wakeup list?
Once my kids got used to it I would only have to start the music and they would be up and moving. It was a tiny miracle. We haven't done it for a while but I think I may start it up again very soon.