There are going to be periods when you and your kids are together and you’ll want to spend time as a family. It’s not always easy to think of activities on the spot. That’s why you should have a few ideas handy that you can turn to when the opportunity to be with your kids arises.
Have a few options in mind in case you get bored of one, or your kids aren’t enjoying themselves. Use your time together to talk, laugh and have fun as a group. Appreciate the chance to all be together and let yourselves be creative and free.
On days where the weather cooperates, head outside and get some fresh air. Soak up the sunshine and run around to let off steam. Find a local playground, go through the sprinkler in your backyard or write with chalk on the sidewalk. Get out all the toys and see where the day takes you all. Participate with your kids and show them that you’re engaged in what they’re doing.
Create Photo Collages
From mood boards and look books to greetings and scrapbook keepsakes, photo collages are a great way to arrange your best shots in an artful way. The best part is that you don’t need to be a professional designer to make your picture collage look great. Simply remix the Adobe Spark templates by adding your own text and images. Ready-made photo templates make it easy to create expressive and meaningful collages. Adobe Spark is free to use, and it can be mastered in the comfort of your own home in a matter of minutes.
Color, Draw & Paint
Get crafty by setting out all the different art supplies. Color, draw and paint the afternoon away. Put all the options out on the table and let everyone choose what they want to tackle. Turn on the music, make your favorite snack and enjoy time spent creating and crafting. If any of the projects turn out well, you can hang them on the fridge or wall as artwork. This will keep you busy all day if you want it to. Make sure you always have coloring books and utensils available in the house to use whenever necessary.
Puzzle or Board Games
If you want more social activities, then pull out a puzzle or a few board games for entertainment. This will get everyone involved. Challenge yourselves to a bigger puzzle this time or a new game if you want to mix it up. This is a great opportunity to connect with each other and talk about whatever’s on your mind. If a particular puzzle or game isn’t doing it for you then simply choose another and try again.
All you have to do is put your thinking cap on if you want ideas for what to do with your kids. Use these suggestions to get you started, and you’ll likely come up with even more as time passes. No matter what you’re doing, remember to have fun and be grateful for this quality time together.