If you’re always keen to spend more time as a family, continue reading to discover a few fun activities to tick off as a family. As you’ll be sure to make lasting memories with your kids, that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life!
Fun things to do as a family:
Visit your nearest ice-skating rink to teach your kids how to ice-skate:
Whether you’re proud of your ice-skating skills and can perform a few impressive tricks or you’ve never step foot on an ice-skating rink in your life, it’s well worth teaching your kids how to ice-skate. If you’re not fortunate enough to have an ice-skating rink in your city, you may want to consider planning a fun family trip to a family friendly desitnation which boasts an ice-skating rink. As an example, imagine how much fun your kids would have ice-skating around the ice rink at Rockefeller Center in New York in November or December.
Visit your local library as a family:
If you have young kids, it’s well worth checking if your local library offers free storytelling sessions, which young kids love. One of the bonuses of visiting a library as a family once a week, is that every member of your family will be able to choose new books to check out. Even if your family has young elementary school age children as well as older teens.
Play video games together:
Instead of leaving your kids alone when they want to play their favorite video games, it’s well worth playing video games as a family once a week. Especially if your kids enjoy playing co-op games, which will allow your family members to work together as a team.
Collect decorative seashells at your local beach:
Not only can you collect beautiful seashells as a family during summer but you can also bundle up in warm winter gear, in order to search for seashells during fall and Winter. If your family has a pet dog, it’s well worth seeing if there are any dog friendly beaches in your area. As you’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone and to search for seashells, while walking your dog.
Volunteering as a family is a wonderful idea as you’ll be able to teach your kids about how they make a difference in the world. If you foster a love of volunteering into your children at a young age, they’ll be likely to grow up into caring, empathetic adults. One way to get your kids excited about volunteering is to volunteer at an organization that they are already interested in.
As an example, if your kids love animals, you may want to volunteer at your local animal shelter. Even if your closest shelter isn’t currently accepting volunteers, your kids may be keen to fundraise for your local shelter. So that they can purchase essential items such as pet food. For example, if your kids enjoy baking, they may want to set up a little stall outside your house selling freshly baked cookies to raise money for their chosen cause.
Create home made DIY slime:
Instead of purchasing ready made slime, it’s well worth purchasing all the ingredients which you need to make slime at home. As half of the fun of slime, is making it.
So what are you waiting for? Children grow up in the blink of an eye and it’s well worth spending as much quality time with your kids while you still can. Hopefully you’ve found a couple of activities which you can’t wait to share with your kids and partner!