If you’d love to give your kids a fun, fulfilling childhood that they’ll look back fondly on for the rest of their lives, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover a few entertaining activities for kids, that you may not have considered, that your kids will love.
Creating family scrapbooks:
Even if you keep most of your favorite family snaps in the cloud or on your phone or laptop, your kids will love being able to look back at family photos in traditional scrapbooks. Especially as they get older and want to look back on their favorite childhood moments such as their first international vacation and their early Christmases and birthday parties. While you may not want to task your kids with cutting out decorations to use as embellishments for your scrapbooks, you can allow your kids to glue prepared decorations around each of the photos which you print out. Or get professionally printed.
Playing old school games:
While your kids may already be addicted to watching Netflix and YouTube, you may be surprised at how much your kids will enjoy playing old school games such as hopscotch, doge ball, four square, marbles and jump rope.
Co-operative board games:
While you may remember fighting over the Monopoly rules as a kid with your siblings or friends, today co-operative board games which challenge kids and parents to work together to achieve shared objectives are increasing in popularity. One example of which is the most recent version of Jumanji, which will have you working together by using your individual strengths, to get one player to achieve the game’s objective and to yell Jumanji, in order to end the game.
If your kids have a creative streak, they may want to make up their own board games. Just be sure to purchase stationary such as cardboard and markers in order to let your kids loose creating their own board games. For example, your kids may want to create a board game that is based around one of their hobbies or which features your town or family as some of the games primary components.
Attending free story time sessions at your local library:
Most libraries will offer weekly free story time sessions by talented storytellers who have a talent for keeping kids engaged. So it’s a great idea to see if your local library offers free story time sessions, that your kids will look forward to attending! As an added bonus after each story time session, you’ll be able to choose new books to take home and read together during your own story time sessions.
If you have room in your garden and an available tree you may want to build a treehouse for your kids to play in, however if this isn’t possible you may want to build a blanket and pillow fort with your kids using two sofas as the base for your pillow/blanket fort.
So if you want your kids to have the best childhoods possible, it’s well worth experimenting with at least two of the fun filled, kid friendly activities that are listed above!