If you’ve got little ones running around your feet, you’ll know they need constant attention. You’ve never been so busy or distracted! Most of the time, the children are happy to entertain themselves, and keep themselves busy. But, sometimes, you need to give them a little inspiration. And, let’s be honest, sometimes you want to join in with the fun and games! In this post, we’re looking at some of the fun things you and your family can do together this weekend. They’re fantastic activities, even if you’re on a budget! Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best options.
I don’t know about you, but our kids love making crafts. They’ll happily use their imagination all day long, and create new things. Last week, we created home-made greetings cards for their school friends. Making collages out of tissue paper, felt, and card keeps them happy for hours! Just be sure to supervise them if they’re using glue and scissors. Use child-safety scissors and safe Henkel adhesives when you’re looking after children.
2. Make a theatre
Give children a theme, and they’ll play make believe for hours. You can turn your living room into a pirate’s world. The sofas are pirate ships, and the carpet is shark infested water! Or maybe the garden is the moon, and they have to bounce around in slow motion. Kids love acting out, and creating new worlds. So, set up a mini theatre in your playroom or living room. Let them put on a make-believe show for you and the family. You can even get involved yourself.
3. The Great Outdoors
Too often, we sit the children down in front of Disney films, or let them play games. These days, children always have their head in an iPad too. That’s all fine, and there are plenty of learning opportunities for them there. But, sometimes, it’s best to get them out into the open. Take them on a day-trip, and let them explore the great outdoors, and breathe some fresh air. Introduce them to nature, and let them see the world around them. They’ll run around, exert all their energy, and you might even get them to sleep on time!
Children are always keen to join in on ‘grown-up activities’. Things like baking helps them be a part of the adult activities, and they relish the opportunity. Help them bake small cakes, or easy treats for the family. Be warned, there will be a lot of mess to clean up! But, they’ll enjoy licking the bowl and decorating the cakes with icing afterwards.
5. Introduce them to sports
Some children are missing out on vital exercise and sports these days. I think it’s so important that kids are introduced to team sports and exercise as early as possible. It helps build their social skills and teamwork with other children. It gives them some fantastic exercise, and helps their bodies grow. Take them to some of your local youth teams, and see what they enjoy most.
There are so many options out there for you and your children. Try one this weekend, and let us know how you get on!