Spending time with your family is really important, even more if you are a mother or a father of small children. Why is that? Because small children need a lot of time dedicated to them because happy and playful kids grow up into responsible and fun adults. There are many activities around the house that you can do with your children, which you will enjoy too! You can even create a whole game out of a simple task, and do it together with your kids, and that will teach them that doing chores can be as fun as you allow it to be.
Before anything else, be mindful that you will need to adjust activities to the age of your kids, and whatever you do, make sure to put their safety first. Then, the real fun may begin.
Even though it can be a chore even for you and your spouse, it doesn't have to be. You can give simple wiping cloths to your children, and they can start removing the dust. Have a watchful eye over them at all times, as you do not want them climbing the table in order to reach that picture. You can sing some songs while doing it, and you can even promise them a treat once they are done. This activity is best for teaching your children the importance of work, and a clean environment, but don't force them to clean if they don't want to. If they accept, you will have a dust-free house, and some happy kids.
Freshly baked cookies
Children are naturally drawn to watching every move you make, and that is why they adore watching us cook, so you should include them into this process! You do not have to make anything complicated, as making simple cookies will be more than enough to keep your kids interested. There are a number of things why this is extremely good for your children. First of all, they will learn how to behave in the kitchen, learning how to use some appliances and to see how dangerous they can be, but also, you can spend some quality time with them. If this sounds too perfect for you, just try it out! You will be surprised how much fun it can actually be!
Nature is our friend, and our kids must know that. Why not take them out camping somewhere? It does not have to be far, on the contrary, you can camp in your backyard and still have plenty of fun. You will just need to pitch a tent in your backyard, or even set up a small swimming pool. Children will learn a bit more about living outside, and they can play that their tent is their own house, and you can be their neighbors. If it is hot outside, you can even let them sleep there. If you want, you can share some ghost stories, or read a book to them. The possibilities are endless.
Make a party
Why not make a slumber party for your kids and their friends during the weekend? It can be a nice excuse for them to play some games like hide and seek, and if they want, you can help them do their homework. Make sure to prepare a lot of treats and drinks for kids, and if you are extra willing, you can even make a themed party for them, you can hang some drapes and create the perfect magical experience for them, where they can perform magic tricks and talk about their favorite cartoons or whatnot. You can even light candles for them and create a spectacular atmosphere for them, but only while you are present. Make sure you send them all to bed at an appropriate time.
Having fun with your children is something that you must not forget. Everything you do is in order to enjoy every precious moment you have with them. Soon, they will have friends, and will become "too old" to hang out with their parents. That is why you should have as much fun with them while you can. And remember to always be there, maybe not as a friend, but as someone who will always support them.