Top 5 Activities To Do With Your Children At Home
As our children grow up, we want to pack in as much fun with them as possible. Yet our faced paced modern lifestyle can make squeezing in time a difficult task. Between work, school and other extracurricular activities there often aren’t enough hours in the day. Yet time spent with our children is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Summer especially offers a unique opportunity to get in quality time between school years.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan ahead. When you get your next moment with your kids, you’ll want to have some ideas ready to go for building memories that will last a lifetime.
In this guide, we’ll explore a few simple suggestions on activities you can do with your children.
The Importance of Spending Time and Participating in Activities with your Children
Fun and Simple Activities to Try This Summer
1) Perform a Science Experiment
Before you get too nervous about this one, you do not have to go all out. There are many simple experiments you can perform around the house, such as:
Experiments can simply be about exploring your environment. Have a kid that is curious about how ice works? Melt an ice cube and talk about solids, liquids, and gases.
2) Grow a Garden
Growing a garden is both fun and practical. Not only do you teach your kids about how growing food works and how to feed themselves, but you also spend quality time together cultivating meals you can share.
Some crops you can grow include:
Fences and planting marigolds around the edge of your garden will help keep wildlife from helping themselves to your crops!
To learn more about the LCO Community Garden, click the Resources tab for Children to find the information on the LCO Community Garden.
3) Seasonal Household Project
Including children in seasonal household projects can be a fun way to get some housework completed, as well as creating a bonding experience. These projects can be both, fun, productive and help build a sense of ownership. These projects can include:
4) Make Relaxation Jars
This activity is sensory fun for the entire family! Relaxation jars not only help calm down anxiety, but your children will be filled with the memories of making these jars.
5) Have a Three Marker Challenge
Not all projects have to be awe-inspiring. Challenge your kids, and yourself, to pick three markers with your eyes closed and see what kind of picture you can create from it! This simple activity can provide hours of laughs and entertainment.
Your Children Appreciate Your Presence
Whether your children are two years old or twelve, your kids love having you around. They may not act like it sometimes, but they will cherish the memories you form with them. Make time to have some fun activities with your kids, and before you know it, they will be passing these activities down to their own kids.
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