Step 1: Discuss potential summer service projects with your kids. They could be as large as a church coordinated service day or simply a neighborhood widow that needs weeds pulled in her flowerbeds.
Step 2: Decide on three worthy projects as a family and schedule one per month across the summer. Mom can participate if she wants to but you make big points if the service project day is also a “Mom’s day off”.
Step 3: Communicate clearly the date, timing and expectations for the service project.
Step 4: When the day comes, start with prayer and enjoy the time together.
Step 5: When completed, stop for ice cream on the way home and discuss what y’all did, the impact it had on you and what you think the Lord was up to through you today.
As you work with your kids in projects beyond the home, you will be a hero in their eyes.