Having fun with your kids is a perfect bonding time that will create great memories for you and the little ones. You can come up with various activities for indoors and outdoors depending on the weather and your mood. No matter if it will be only you and your children or you can invite some more family and friends we have some great ideas for you.
Go for a picnic
When the weather is nice, and you want to spend some time in nature, having a picnic is a great idea. You can go to a park that is nearby, or you can have a more extended trip somewhere close to your city. To make it even more interesting, you can prepare the food together with your kids. Like this, the family time will start with preparing the sandwiches at home or baking the cookies together. Packing everything can teach your kids as well something about planning and organizing. Once you have had a nice lunch in nature you can go for a walk, play some outdoor games, read or just spend some time in the sun on your blanket.
Play board games
Having a lovely time together at home is also a great option. There are many board games you can try out. If you have more kids of similar age or you just organize kids’ gatherings at your home, you can get the games that they can play by themselves. Or you can get some board games you can play together. Many can also be used as an educational time, for example, word games. You can try different ones, and to help yourself with coming up with some new terms, you can use Word-Finder.com, which will help you become the master of Scrabble.
Go on a bike tour
If your kid already knows how to bike, you can go on a nice city tour with your bikes. You can choose a route that can take you to places you have never been before and show some of the history of your town to your kid. Or you can just have a nice bike ride in the park and then share an ice cream. If your child is just starting, maybe it will be better to keep the trip short and go to places that are not too crowded.
The zoo is a great place to go with your kid and have a nice day together. You can see all kinds of animals there and try to learn as much as possible about the different species. Your kid might even prepare something in advance for their favorite animal and tell you the interesting facts. You can also try to prepare with fascinating facts about some more exciting animals you will see and engage with your kid by telling them something they never imagined. Some species there might be very exotic, so this can be an excellent learning experience for kids also to understand where each one is coming from. You can combine this with the picnic as well since many zoos give you the possibility to bring a picnic basket with you if you, of course, don’t feed the animals.
Have a movie night
An activity you don’t even have to prepare for before. You just need to find a nice movie to watch together. It can be an animation or a kids’ movie that is just for entertainment, or you can try to introduce your kid to some more educational content. No matter which one you choose, try to engage with your kid before and after the movie. Discussing what they saw and how it made them feel will make your bond even better. You can also show them some of your favorite movies from when you were a kid.
Try out gardening
Gardening or indoor planting activities are very fun for kids. Usually, they are always told not to play in the dirt, but now they are allowed to and even encouraged. You can teach them some interesting and useful facts about plants, for example, how they produce oxygen. Or you can tell them about interesting plants like the Venus Fly Traps that will definitely fascinate them. Your kid will also learn how important it is to take care of plants if they want them to survive.