Part of the joy of having a family is getting to make memories together as your kids grow up. One of the best ways to make new memories which you’ll cherish is to take part in fun family friendly activities together.
Making seasonal decorations:
It’s well worth ensuring that you’re always well stocked up on arts and crafts supplies, so that you can make seasonal decorations with your kids. For example, you may want to hand paint Christmas baubles together, to decorate your Christmas tree with for the holiday season and when Halloween arrives you may want to create pumpkin themed arts and crafts to decorate your home or front porch with.
Head to a water park:
In the hot summer months, your kids will get a thrill out of getting to slide down water slides and will enjoy getting to relax in a lazy river, which they’ll be able to float down on an inner tube. If you don’t have a water park close to your home, it’s a great idea to plan a road trip to a water park in the summer.
Play hide and seek:
One simple game that you can play in your house or back yard is hide and seek. Simply take turns to cover your eyes and to count to 10 or 20 in order to give the rest of your family ample time to hide somewhere on your property. You may even want to offer a small prize for the child who manages to stay hidden for the longest period of time.
When the weather cools down, it’s a great idea to head to your nearest ice skating rink. As it’s a lot of fun teaching your kids how to skate and you’ll be able to get lots of adorable photos of your kids together. If you have young kids, don’t worry as most ice skating rinks feature training aids that your kids will be able to hold on to as they skate and will prevent your kids from falling down. Until they get their balance and become confident enough to get rid of their training implement.
Grow simple plants with your kids:
For example you may want to grow strawberry seeds in a cleaned out ice cream container. Alternatively, you may want to grow sunflower seeds in old yoghurt containers as they grow quickly and your kids will get a kick out of seeing them grow. If you have multiple kids you may even want to turn sunflower seed growing into a game, to see whose sunflower will grow the tallest in a set period of time.
Renovate your kids rooms:
Your kids may want to get involved by picking out a bed, decorations and a wall color for their new rooms. As kids love getting trusted to make their own decisions.
So if you want to make memories with your kids on a weekly basis, it’s well worth ticking off some of the family friendly activities that are listed above in order to get started.