During holidays and their free time, some parents usually find it difficult to come up with tasks, games and activities to engage in with the children. Spending time and carrying out activities with your children have a lot of positive effects on the children. Apart from keeping them out of trouble and keeping them safe, such activities with your children usually help them learn more, improves their cognitive processes and boosts their confidence in solving real-life issues. The bond and trust it establishes between parents and their children can also not be overlooked. Seeing how important these activities are in fostering good relationships between parents and children, we have decided to enlighten you on activities and tasks that you could embark on with your children in your free time or during the holidays.
1. Hide And Seek
This game is dependent on the size of your backyard and can be more challenging and fun if you include the indoors of your house. Be sure to set ground rules and guidelines to guide the children during the course of the game, so that no one gets lost or hurt. This game can come in handy in cases of emergencies when the child’s life may be threatened and requires him or her to hide in safety.
2. Bike Riding
Can you think of something more bonding than biking with your family? We bet you can’t. It is always safe to start in restricted areas first where the safety of the kids can be guaranteed before moving out to larger areas to cover. One parent at the front, the kids in the middle and the other parent at the back is probably the safest and best way to go biking. In case you’re thinking of how to make the biking more fun, you can invite another family to join yours.
Imagine the joy of teaching your children how to recreate life by planting. It’s on a whole new level. You can start by allowing them to pick the seeds or ready-made plants at the markets. Then the backyard of the house can come in handy for the planting. In a situation where you do not really have a backyard, you could do indoor planting with vases and nurseries. Fun games like plant racing, a competition in which the children compete with each other which of their plants will grow the fastest, can even be added to the gardening to make it more fun and challenging.
This is an indoor board game that basically teaches the kids a lot about spending in real life. It is just as time-consuming as it is fun and educating and would be an awesome way for parents to bond with their kids. The more competitive your family is, the more challenging the game will be and the more fun you’ll get from it.
5. Tug of War
This one game, as fun as it still requires a decent level of energy and physical strength. Families with a considerable of children can decide to play this game with both parents acting as the captains of both teams. It is advised that utmost care is taken while playing this game with your family as there is a slim chance of getting physically injured as a result of the tugging of the rope during the course of the game.
While nobody is an expert with children, many people have other ways to keep their children company and strengthen the bond between themselves and their children. In case you have any idea or suggestion that will come in handy in hanging out with kids, feel free to share them in the comment section for other readers to see and take note.