Nov 17, 23
Kids love to play! They also need lots of physical activity, which means that parents should keep them active and spend time with them for at least a few hours each day as they play and learn. Here are some ideas for activities that will keep them entertained and create lasting memories with your kids.
Make a snowman together. It’s easy to make one out of cardboard and paper. You can use a glue gun to attach the eyes and nose. Then add a carrot for the nose and a stick for the arms. Finally, put a hat and scarf on the snowman.
If you’re looking for more creative ways to spend time with your children, try painting a picture together. Start by drawing a simple outline of what you want to paint. Then fill in the rest of the image using different colors.
Camping is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about outdoor adventure, but when the cold season doesn’t permit it, there are more options out there. For one, you can take your kids for a nature walk or to an outdoor museum or park where they can explore nature through interactive exhibits.
This is a classic game where one player hides while the other looks for them. You can play this game at home or outside. If you play outside, make sure your kids have a safe place to hide.
You can also hide small toys around your house and see what your child finds. You can even hide items in plain sight, such as behind pictures or inside books. Another idea is to set up an obstacle course where your child has to navigate through a series of obstacles. This will help them learn how to find things while also having fun.
Another fun and memorable activity to do with your kids is to take them out for a treat. Bring them to a local shop offering frozen treats, baked goodies, candies, or any treat that your child likes or is willing to try for the first time. This is also a great time to have a fun talk with your child. Ask them about their favorite stuff or any topic that they want to talk about.
If you live in an area where there are lots of parks, take advantage of them. You can go for a walk together, or you can bring along some toys and let your kids run around while you talk.
Another fun and memorable activity to do with your child is watching movies together. It is also an excellent opportunity to teach them lessons or any important information about what you are watching. Asking them questions, such as what they think the ending will be or what is their favorite part of the movie, is also an excellent way to teach them how to communicate better.
Reading books together is one of the best ways to bond with your child. It helps them learn how to read, widens their vocabulary, and boosts their imagination. It also gives you an opportunity to teach them important life lessons and just about everything.
Kids will love the experience of choosing and buying clothes for themselves. This is also a good experience for them to learn about different fashion styles, which fabrics to choose for different weathers, and budgeting money.
You don’t have to actually go to a store to go shopping. Online shopping can work, too. Let them browse an online shop on their own (we recommend our shop: Lola + the Boys) and choose the clothes they like.
For smaller kids, playing dress-up boosts their creativity and imagination, and this activity can entertain them for hours! Whether they prefer to pretend to be a mermaid, dinosaur, princess, or unicorn, dressing up can develop their social and language skills, as well as their fine motor skills by buttoning and zipping their clothes.