Kids and adults are different in a lot of ways but that doesn’t mean there are a lot of fun activities that they can do together to keep them both occupied and help them get closer to one another. If you’re looking for easy and low-key things that you can do with your kids, try some of these on for size.
One of the best things you can do for your kids is show an interest and involvement in something they enjoy so choosing something that you can do with your kids on a routine basis is going to be a really good start. People usually collect things even into their adulthood, whether it be trading cards or comic books, so collecting is an easy trait that is translatable into parenting. Collectable stamps can be grabbed from pretty much anywhere and it’s something you guys can do together – make it a regular thing.
Most cities and towns have at least one petting zoo and pretty much everyone loves animals. Spend a day during the weekend go see some animals together. Let your kids interact with them and do some research beforehand so you can teach them things about the creatures they’re encountering. You both get to see some really cute animals and they’ll be able to have a miniature lesson.
If the weather is less than perfect, that’s okay. You don’t need to go outside to have an awesome picnic. Grab some blankets and pick up some fresh food and have a picnic right on your living room floor. Kids will enjoy it because it’s something new and unconventional and you’ll probably enjoy it a lot more because it’s a lot more low maintenance than having to run to the park.
Having a regular movie night with your kids is actually quite a good idea. Every week let them choose the movie you’re going to watch and have some completely uninterrupted time with them. It will help bring you guys together and they’ll grow up with some pretty amazing memories of all the times you had.
You don’t have to do all the cooking solo. Kids love to be involved, regardless what it is, so let them help you. You can have them do something as simple as grabbing the vegetables from the fridge or something a little more involved such as putting together the ingredients needed to make a salad. They’ll have a lot of fun and the chances are they’ll like playing with the food.
Don’t underestimate the value of simply playing with them. Your kids actually love it when you sit down on the floor and play with them with their toy trucks or dolls and it can be a great way for you to relax as well.
In that same token, play with them when it comes dressing up or making forts too. Everyone loves the fantasy world and adults need a little bit of a reprieve from everyday life more than anyone, so play pretend in their blanket castle or parade like the princesses you are for a day. They’ll love that you’re taking an interest and you’ll be able to forget about the stresses of the day for a while.
There are tons of ways you can have fun with your kids and the possibilities are endless when it comes to having fun. Get involved with your kids and you’ll find that you’ll end up having as much fun as they do.