5 Fun And Cost Effective Things To do With The Children This Weekend
8 June 2018 Blog
Bonding as a family may harder nowadays in our technology-driven society. It is so much easier for everyone to turn to their screens, but we must fight this menace by doing all we can and must do to spend time together as a family through shared experiences both indoors and out,these memories are priceless gifts for your children.plus, You don’t have to worry about straining your budget with expensive activities,Thanks to www.mykidstime.com, here are five fun ideas to enjoy with those you hold near and dear to your heart that are cost effective yet priceless
#1. Go for A Bike Ride
It seems like we spent our childhood on our bikes, and cycling is a great family activity.
Research new places to take the kids that are car-safe and off the road. If you don’t have bikes, then bike rental need not be exorbitant.
For families with older kids, how about trying a mountain biking trip for something a bit different? There are some great trails in outdoor parks and forests ready for discovery.
#2. Set Out for A Picnic Lunch
It’s true that food eaten outdoors tastes different, and in my experience, kids of all ages love the novelty of a picnic.
Picnicking also offers messy eaters a chance to worry less about the mess they make and to focus more on the experience and, bonus, it saves parents some time in the cleanup department!
For extra fun, take some time out of the day before the picnic to cook with your children and introduce them to preparing tasty foods to be enjoyed while out and about
#3. Start A Family Book Club
Encouraging children to read in a digital age takes a bit of prodding, but starting a book club exclusive to your family can provide a fun incentive to take part in bettering oneself through casual reading. You can borrow a selection of books from your local library to keep book costs low.
Stories that appeal to all ages are a good place to start, so keep the average age of your book club members in mind as you pick out what to read together. Some families may prefer to read alone and come together at a casual meeting to eat snacks and discuss what they read, while others might read shorter stories together.
For extra fun, why not choose stories that have been adapted into television series or films and enjoy them together after you’ve read the corresponding books to see how those stories stack up. It may not get everyone away from screens, but it does give you a chance to chat with your kids about how adapting stories from one medium to another can require changes both big and small while helping them develop critical thinking skills.
#4. Break Out the Board Games
Board games aren’t just a fun reason to round up the family and snack away while rolling dice or tossing cards around: several life skills develop through friendly competition and logic-based games, which means boosted brain power disguised as plain fun.
Better yet, starting a weekly or monthly game night for your family can act as part of a routine that is both memorable and also demonstrates that not all routines have to revolve around doing chores or celebrating specific events. Of course you may have to curb your own competitive nature when playing the kids!
#5. Volunteer in Your Community
While not a traditional weekend activity for some families, volunteering together to better your local community builds strong family bonds that aren’t easily broken. It sets a good example for your kids and provides a valuable service for those in need.
Contact your local volunteer association and describe your interests, where you are located and the ages of your children.
Here are some ideas:
- help with local Tidy Towns or clean ups of parks and beaches;
- look into volunteering at an animal shelter;
- offer to help an elderly neighbour;
- donate food to a food pantry or soup kitchen.
I hope this has shown that spending time together as a family need not be too costly and that these ideas have inspired you for your next weekend plans.
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