“In our area, kids will be heading back to school in just a few weeks. Being in school means wearing a mask while they are there. In my experience, kids seem to be more accepting of this than some adults, but it doesn’t hurt to have some tips under your belt to make the experience go a little more smoothly.
1) Let kids pick a mask that is special to them. There are tons of themed masks available online and on Etsy. Get a mask with their favorite Disney character or TV show on it. If they have a favorite color, grab a few masks in that shade.
2) Let kids decorate their own masks. We tie-dyed some plain white masks with fun colors and designs. It was an easy and inexpensive way to make them “unique”. If you own a cutting machine, create a design or saying that is special to your child and apply it to a mask.
3) Let your attitude be an example. I know mask-wearing isn’t fun for anyone, but it is needed (and required in Wisconsin). If your kids hear you complaining and grumbling about masks, they will adopt the same attitude. If you talk about your mask as a fun accessory and get excited about finding or making one that is very YOU, they will sense that as well.
Masks are here to stay for a while, so why not have a little fun with them! What’s your favorite mask to wear at the moment? (I’m always up to add some new ones to my collection!)”