As a parent, you often find yourself contemplating where to take the whole family during weekends, you might be feeling a little guilty for not having time to hang out with everyone, or it could be that you’re out of idea what to do. Well, here are some activities that you can do as a family.
Cook and eat a family meal. Best done on weekends. The kitchen is the heart of a home, the place where the entire family gathers together to smell the food being cooked, try the taste, and listen to natural chit-chat. Try eating dinner together at least three or four nights every week, and you’ll be doing everyone a favor. A study suggests that kids who dine with their families eat more fruits and vegetables, are more willing to eat new dishes, and are even less likely to experience eating disorders or depression.
Plant a family garden. Encourage the kids (and dad) to get their hands dirty by digging a patch in your yard to plant either flowers and/or vegetables. Tuck the seedlings into the soil and watch as they grow and blossom – or yield produce. Put everyone on guard duty as it grows. As all of you witness green shoots turn into amazing plants, everyone will gain a new respect for the natural world while learning about perseverance and patience as everyone contributes in keeping the garden well-watered, weed-free, and bountiful.
Host a family sports event. Even if you’re not the type to play family football in the yard, having a regular game time with the entire family is a terrific chance to teach your kids lessons about sportsmanship, playing by the rules, and winning (even losing) gracefully. Think of a sport that everyone would like. Ask if you prefer indoor or outdoor sports. Extreme or recreational. You may also go to a mini golf course, bowling alley, indoor climbing wall or batting cage.
Take a family nature walk. Venturing out into nature offers a unique kind of space for enjoying each other’s company. The fresh air will be beneficial for everyone, and who knows, you might just find co-nature lovers along the way. While trekking, educate your kids about plant life, the importance of caring for our environment.
Visit local attractions. Zoos, theme parks, the local park, child-friendly malls, museums, etc. There’s an endless array of attractions you can try if you’re near them. This is perfect as each family member gets to choose a location to go every time. It’s beneficial, especially if you’re near these areas.
Considering a big change? Your home’s location, like if you’re living in Australia can sometimes be a deterrent for your family to enjoy moments inside or outdoor places. If you live in a rather small and crammed house without a yard or a neighborhood where necessities are far, then a new home may not be so far out, houses for sale in Brisbane these days, for instance are built with ample yard provisions and are near family-favorite locations, so check that out. There’s so many family activities to try and experience for the first time!
Good luck on your next family day!